Mobile User Experience

Patterns to Make Sense of it All


  • Adrian Mendoza, partner at Mendoza Design, a Boston-based UX and design consultancy; and is a co-founder of Marlin Mobile a user experience, optimization, and performance company.

This is your must-have resource to the theoretical and practical concepts of mobile UX. You’ll learn about the concepts and how to apply them in real-world scenarios. Throughout the book, the author provides you with 10 of the most commonly used archetypes in the UX arena to help illustrate what mobile UX is and how you can master it as quickly as possible. First, you’ll start off learning how to communicate mobile UX flows visually. From there, you’ll learn about applying and using 10 unique user experience patterns or archetypes for mobile. Finally, you’ll understand how to prototype and use these patterns to create websites and apps.

Whether you’re a UX professional looking to master mobility or a designer looking to incorporate the best UX practices into your website, after reading this book, you’ll be better equipped to maneuver this emerging specialty.

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UX and design professionals. Secondary: designers, UX and design students, and developers


Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-409514-4


“This is an interesting book, and certainly not what I was expecting when I volunteered to review it…Chapter 9 summarizes the book, and reminds the reader/designer that it is important to test the design on a large network of (different) devices in order to deliver an optimal user experience.”, June 17,2014

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Why Mobile UX, Why Now?

Chapter 3. Your desktop experience is NOT your mobile experience

Chapter 4. Understanding the Device

Chapter 5. How Mobile Wireframing Works

Chapter 6. Mobile UX Patterns

Chapter 7. How to Prototype in Mobile

Chapter 8: Mobile App or Mobile Web: The Big Debate

Chapter 9. The future of mobile UX is in using performance metrics

Appendix A. List of Devices from Chapter 1

Appendix B. List of My Devices from Chapter 4

Appendix C. Sample Mobile Sheets from Chapter 5 and 7

Appendix D. Mobile Performance Results from Chapter 9