How to approach designing for iOS and Android by Barbara Wajda and Holly Wall

Dec 9, 2015 · Amsterdam, Netherlands

Designing for iOS and Android isn’t as simple as porting designs from one platform to the other. In doing so, you run the risk of confusing your users with unfamiliar patterns and behaviors. In addition, developers will spend hours trying to overwrite native interactions and will likely introduce more bugs than the testers are prepared to handle.
It’s important to understand the patterns and behaviors of each platform. In this talk we will discuss the different design strategies used at IceMobile to create the best experience on both iOS and Android (and the many lessons we’ve learned along the way).

Topics will include:
• design approaches and their consequences,  
• major platform differences to keep in mind,
• advice from developers (aka your new best friends),
• practical tips to use on your next project.

Barbara Wajda is an interaction designer with passion for service design. At IceMobile, Barbara leads the user experience for the ABN AMRO mobile banking app. She is responsible for designing the best experience on both iOS and Android platforms while keeping consistency across banking channels.
Holly Wall is an interaction designer at IceMobile. She is responsible for the UX of the Jumbo supermarket app. Her work involves close collaboration with the client to identify business needs, and translating those needs into concepts and interactions for iOS and Android.

Mirabeau works at the intersection of design and technology. They help brands big and small succeed in today's crazy world by developing industry-leading digital products and services. Mirabeau clients include Air France-KLM, ING,, V&D and many others.

19:00  Welcome: pizza & drinks
19:30  “How to approach designing for iOS and Android”
20:30  Drinks & networking

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