Learn how to approach a UX design for watches and wearables. In this video, Diane Cronenwett explains how to UX design watches.
- In recent years, smartwatches have become more mainstream…and the market for smartwatches is growing.…Apple has a watch that uses the WatchOS platform…and Google has partnered with various watch brands…to run its Android Wear platform.…There are a few different watch platforms,…but Apple and Google are the most popular.…Watches have a small area in which the user…can interact with and watches run the risk…of being more disruptive to the user than a phone…because it's worn on the user's body…and will be with the user throughout the day.…Some things to consider when designing for watches.…
Highly focused tasks.…Apps for watches should be highly…focused on a singular task.…Given the nature of the small screen,…there isn't a lot of affordance…to accommodate a complex task and it can be tedious…to scroll or interact with multiple views and screens…for information on a small device.…Legibility.…Given the small screen, the text should be…both legible and minimal.…If you're going to have content blocks of text,…make sure it's broken up into smaller digestible pieces.…
- Principles for multidevice design
- Responsive design in action
- Designing for multiple devices using native paradigms
- Designing mobile or tablet interfaces
- Designing for a watch, a TV, or for voice
- Creating an information architecture diagram
- Using Sketch to design your mobile experience
- Prototyping with InVision
- Exploring Bootstrap and Foundation
Skill Level Beginner
1. Overview of Multidevice Strategies
2. Multidevice Design Considerations
3. Planning a Multidevice Experience
4. Designing Your Mobile Experience in Sketch
5. Designing for Additional Devices in Sketch
6. Frameworks and Guidelines
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