Access your Pro+ Content below.
Design thinking ensures a better mobile user experience
This article is part of the Modern Mobility issue of June 2016, Vol. 2, No. 6
Delivering a strong mobile user experience is critical to application design, but usability and enterprise mobility are frequently at odds. Leading companies bridge the gap with design thinking and journey maps. I recently attended a workshop where I learned how design thinking can shift how organizations conceptualize mobile applications and services. Most people think of design as the visual aspects of an application, such as colors, pixels and fonts. The appearance of an application is important, but design thinking is about much more than that. Global design agency Ideo defines it as "a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology and the requirements for business success." Design thinking focuses on developing deep empathy for the end user (employees, customers, partners) and creating tools that address their needs. The workshop, hosted by IBM, started with an exercise in which each attendee took one minute to design a vase. ...
Access this PRO+ Content for Free!
Features in this issue
Traditionally, virtual desktops are harder to use on smartphones and tablets, but most endpoints work better now with VDI than in past years. Plus, IT has new products available to ease the pain.
EFSS platforms are critical to enabling today's mobile workers. But to be truly successful, file-sharing apps must integrate with other apps to allow for document manipulation.
Meet the toughest 2-in-1 on the block. It's built to survive in the harshest work environments outside the cubicle: think oil fields, construction sites and even war zones.
News in this issue
Two-in-one hybrid devices are making inroads in the enterprise where experts say they've evolved enough to replace laptops.
Gartner analyst Jason Wong tells SearchMobileComputing that rapid mobile app development tools are a growing trend in the enterprise with many benefits for app dev.
Columns in this issue
For a mobile project to take off, both senior and junior IT staff must be invited to the table. Team members at every level can add to the mobile app development and delivery process.
Having more diverse devices in your organization calls for a unified endpoint management approach. Vendors from BlackBerry to Citrix now offer UEM tools.
The best IT shops know how to apply design thinking to the mobile app development process, keeping the mobile user experience at the forefront.