Designing a Mobile Performance App: What You'll Need to Know

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"Best of" Webinars - January 16, 2013

Connie Malamed

Chief Mentor
Mastering Instructional Design

As the trend toward mobile learning and support grows, instructional designers play an important role in the design and development process. But designers need to understand how people actually use mobile phones so they can design for user habits. They also need to become familiar with basic technical considerations at a high level.

This session will sort through the disparate information on designing mobile performance support apps and explain the varied instructional design issues to consider. We’ll explore the importance of gestural interface, icons, and interactions in your design. You’ll learn where to locate resources, such as pre-made icons and wireframe tools for mock-ups. Post-session participants should know how to start designing an app, the design tools they can use, and the high-level technical considerations they'll need to address in discussions with programmers.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What to consider when designing a mobile performance support app
  • Designing for gestures
  • How to write use-case scenarios for your app
  • How to wireframe your app
  • Where to find important resources for app design


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