Working Within Mobile UI Design Limitations

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Overcoming Limited Navigation Space

Navigation is especially important for mobile interfaces because of the limited space and constrained interactions. People cannot open your app in multiple tabs, use keyboard shortcuts, or create macros, so it’s vital that every part of your app be easy to access.

Sketches (shown here for LePost iPhone app) let you quickly iterate through different ideas.

For Le Monde’s newspaper app, navigation was one of the biggest concerns. How do you keep a newspaper’s linear structure, yet provide fast access to any single page or article? And how do you take advantage of a newspaper’s beautiful layout, while still offering maximum readability on a smaller physical surface?

Tools like Omnigraffle can help you plan the app’s overall architecture.

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