Designing and Developing the Tablet User Experience



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We discuss the challenges, opportunities and differences developers must consider when designing applications and user experiences for tablets, in contrast to smartphones, netbooks and desktop computers.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • The Tablet Imperative
    • Design Aspects of Tablets
    • Four Classes of Developers
      • Applications on Legacy Phones to Tablets
      • Extending Existing iPhone Apps to Tablets
      • "Tabletizing" Existing Full Form Factor Web Applications
    • Tablets Present a Number of New Challenges for Developers
    • Visual Design Considerations
    • Alternative Presentation Layers
    • Applications and Target Markets Determine the Approach to Development
    • What You Need to Know
  • Recommended Reading
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