Session: Designing Graceful, Gracious Interfaces for iPad

Wednesday, 16:45 - 17:35
Track: Smart phone

With the iPad, full-fledged touch computing is here. What can your touch interface do better? Which of your interaction assumptions are debris you should jettison, and which still apply? When you carve away the mouse and keyboard and desktop trappings, what is your software really about? Learn how the iPad experience respects users' concentration and creativity. Find out how the iPad is distinct from its iPhone and Mac siblings, and why it requires new thinking about interaction design.


Familiarity with iOS interfaces


Lessons in how to create an interface that feels welcoming, delightful, and at home on iPad.

William Van Hecke

Bill is User Experience Lead at the Omni Group, one of the world’s most accomplished and affable Mac and iOS developers. His is the nebulous job of making software civilized enough to bring out in public. This involves lots of squinting six inches away from the Cinema Display at 3200% zoom and consulting etymology dictionaries to properly label buttons. It often ends up entwined with documentation, marketing, quality assurance, customer support, and Dungeon Mastering too.

William Van Hecke