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Mobile Web Design workshop

  • 23 Feb 2012
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • U of T Bahen Centre - Room 1130 (main floor)


  • A valid student ID is required. Limited availability.

Ticket price includes workshop, refreshments, lunch, and Luke's Mobile First book.
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Ticket Price includes workshop, refreshments, lunch, and Luke's Mobile First book - thanks to our sponsors!
ToRCHI - Mobile Workshop Details.pdf (one page printout)

Mobile Web Design workshop by Luke Wroblewski
Each day, device manufacturers ship more than a million touch-screen phones that enable new ways for people to interact with the Web. But when they get to your Web site or application –what kind of experience will people with these devices have? Will they be delighted by your mobile Web experience or frustrated?

In this workshop on Web design best practices for modern mobile devices, Luke Wroblewski will detail how to think about and design for Web organization, actions, inputs, and layout on mobile. Through presentations, collaborative sessions, and lots of examples, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use “content first/navigate second” organizational structures optimized for small screens and mobile use cases.
  • Design for increasingly prevalent touch interactions with appropriate targets and gestures.
  • Construct forms and input fields to make input on mobile easier and more frequent.
  • Manage layouts across multiple devices with ruthless editing, device classes, and responsive/flexible designs.
And more...

Armed with these design best practices and principles, you can make sure people have a great mobile Web experience whenever they visit your site.

8:30am - 9:00am Registration and networking
9:00am - 10:30am Part I: Selling mobile's unique landscape: Native apps or mobile web?
10:45am - 12:30pm Part II: Framing your design to embrace mobile web constraints
12:30pm -1:30pm Lunch is included (Vegetarian/vegan option available)
1:30pm - 3:00pm Part III: Understanding mobile actions and inputs
3:30pm - 5:00pm Part IV: Dealing with multiple devices amid constant change


Luke Wroblewski
LukeW is an internationally recognized digital product leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide.

Luke was Co-founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Bagcheck which was acquired by Twitter Inc. just nine months after being launched publicly. Prior to this, Luke was an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) atBenchmark Capital and the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc. where he worked on product alignment and forward-thinking integrated customer experiences on the Web, mobile, TV, and beyond.

Luke is the author of the new book Mobile First, two already popular Web design books (Web Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) and many articles about digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world, and a Co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

Previously, Luke was the Lead User Interface Designer of eBay Inc.'s platform team, where he led the strategic design of new consumer products (such as eBay Express and Kijiji) and internal tools and processes. He also founded LukeW Ideation & Design, a product strategy and design consultancy, taught graduate interface design courses at the University of Illinois and worked as a Senior Interface Designer at the Nationa l Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.

ToRCHI is a non-profit organization and would like to thank the following sponsors for this event:

MEIC   OCAD University

Ryerson DMZ

Ryerson DMZ

University of Toronto Interactive Media Lab
Interactive Medial Lab

Cancellation Policy
Tickets are nonrefundable and transferable until 5 PM Friday February 17, 2012. Contact for details.
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