Tag Archives: iPhone

The Importance of Conventions

Conventions are important. They emerge as the ‘way things are done’. As such, when we see a control on a device, we apply our previous knowledge of similar systems and make assumptions about what will happen when the control is activated. The more experience you have in a particular field, the more conventions you know. [...]

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How am I supposed to know I can tilt the iPhone?!

A good friend of mine told me that he was showing off his new iPhone to his dad over the weekend. Obviously, his dad loved it; but when he showed him how you can tilt the phone over and get the cover art for albums his dad said:
“How do I know to do that?”
It’s a [...]

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Be careful with iPhone orientation specific content

I stumbled across Engage Interactive’s post about iPhone orientation specific content last night. What they have managed to do is to change what is displayed on screen based on the orientation of the iPhone. If you hold it upright you’ll get their Blog; rotate horizontally to the left and you get their About page and [...]

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