Handheld Usability by Scott Weiss

By Scott Weiss

Delivering an outline of usability, checking out, and knowledge structure for EPOC, WAP, PDAs, handhelds, and handsets, this how-to consultant dives into the main points approximately medium-specific concerns and layout strategies.
* Discusses designing for the present instant structures: mobile telephones and PDAs
* Covers either stand by myself in addition to Web-based program design
* encompasses a case learn of a usability try out

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6 RIM 850TM. Reproduced with permission from Research in Motion Ltd. 7). RIM Wireless HandheldsTM have a proprietary operating system that I will refer to as RIM OS. Motorola’s pagers run WisdomTM OS, which is also available on the Accompli 009 mobile telephone. Pagers are increasingly offering additional features, such as Web browsing and voice capabilities. Web browsing on a pager is somewhat frustrating, since in order to interact with user interface elements, one has to move a highlight focus with a directional keypad.

In addition to cabling, desktop computer networks require specialized networking hardware, called hubs and routers, to amplify and direct the networking signals. For desktop computers, wireless networking has the benefit of saving time and resources, since extensive cabling is not required. However, hubs and routers are still required, which are wired into the Internet. Wireless desktop networking is generally not designed to make the desktop more mobile, which is the main benefit of wireless networking for handheld devices.

In addition to cabling, desktop computer networks require specialized networking hardware, called hubs and routers, to amplify and direct the networking signals. For desktop computers, wireless networking has the benefit of saving time and resources, since extensive cabling is not required. However, hubs and routers are still required, which are wired into the Internet. Wireless desktop networking is generally not designed to make the desktop more mobile, which is the main benefit of wireless networking for handheld devices.

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