Device-Aware Design [GIF]

Android-phones

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  1. Gabriel Valdivia Gabriel Valdivia

    A few days ago, I wrote an article about something I'm calling device-aware design.

    You can read it here.

    Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

    8 months ago

  2. Mike Arndt Mike Arndt

    Love the icons.

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    8 months ago

  3. Anthony Lam Anthony Lam

    nice work with the icons! Definitely the way to go in terms of overcoming a language barrier (and probably a nest of other issues), but could the same effect be achieved with an Android logo? Because some phones are getting mighty similar in terms of appearance and could confuse some audiences. But I agree, it arguably wouldn't be as "magical"

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    8 months ago

  4. Gabriel Valdivia Gabriel Valdivia

    @Anthony Lam Thanks! The problem with using the Android logo is that, though it theoretically covers every Android phone out there, it also covers a whole array of tablets and devices not supported by this particular app.

    It can also be misunderstood for a communication with "Android" instead of *your* phone. The goal is for the design to be as familiar and personalized as possible. Using a company logo (Android) feels less personal IMHO.

    8 months ago

  5. Ramiro Galan Ramiro Galan

    is this like responsive design?

    7 months ago

  6. Gabriel Valdivia Gabriel Valdivia

    @Ramiro Galan Sort of. The idea is that we *can* know what device is running the app by just pulling a string of code. So, we can use that information to change the UI slightly in order to make it as personal as possible. In this particular case, I used that information to change the icon of the phone which was communicating to the Link.

    I'm curious, what else could we do to make these experiences as personal as possible?

    7 months ago

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