Resources

Working in the mobile space is incredibly rewarding, but also challenging and sometimes frustrating. Perhaps that's to be expected given that mobile is still very much in its infancy.

Below are a few resources which we hope will be useful to our colleagues in the mobile industry in general, and to our user experience peers in particular. In the boxes to the right are a few web sites which we've also found very helpful.


Presentations & Lectures

  • Android vs. iPhone (PDF download): Provides a head-to-head comparison of Android and the iPhone. The long and short of it is that they are remarkably similar in many ways. Together, these two next-generation mobile platforms are bringing the power of smartphones to the masses. Presented at the Mobile Mondays Chicago chapter meeting, April 27, 2009.


Articles, How To's, Tips & Tricks from Hand Interactive


Mobile UI
Style Guides

Apple iPhone

Symbian S60

UIQ

Windows Mobile

Nokia S40

Java J2ME/MIDP

Flash Lite

PalmOS (PDF)

Please let us know if you find any style guides targeted to UI designers for the other major mobile platforms (esp. BREW, BlackBerry).