Questions for Luke

 

Skype with Luke W.

Thursday, November 1 at 7:30pm

In preparation for our Skype conversation with Luke W post any questions you’d like to ask him in the comments section below.

Final Questions for Luke

Ty
What core features do web apps have access to vs mobile websites? vs native apps?

Brian
Mobile apps seem to have the advantage over mobile sites, with that in mind do you think companies will focus more on developing native apps instead of a mobile website ?

Candice
Design for every kind of web access is changing with extraordinary speed. We know when this happens many things that are useful today will be irrelevant tomorrow. What can we focus on that will keep us current in our web development and will be essential for the longer term?

Hector
What are the first three important things you think of when creating a mobile optimized site from an existing website.

Courtney
How do you address the ever expanding range of screen resolutions among mobile devices and how does it effect the design process (when in the process do you take it into account)?

Lor
What level of interactivity do you foresee for interactivity at point of sale between individual’s mobile devices and company’s devices. something akin to Bump? to replace physical “club/frequent buyer” cards?

Drew
Where do you see mobile design going in 2013? 2014? 2015?

 

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) at Benchmark 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 three popular Web design books (Mobile First,Web Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) in addition to 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 National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.

Luke’s complete resume and recommendations are available on LinkedIn.

Comments (25)

  1. Luke,

    1. What would you recommend to allow for radically different menu structures for different devices without having a separate site for each device?

  2. 2. Mark Zukerberg is abandoning web apps for native applications. As I understand it, he says web apps are too slow. Is Mark Zuckerberg right? If not, why is he wrong?

  3. Design for every kind of web access is changing with extraordinary speed. We know when this happens many things that are useful today will be irrelevant tomorrow.

    * What can we focus on that will keep us current in our web development and will be essential for the longer term?

    * What’s just around the corner that we c an only see a glimmer of right now, but will be an important shift?

  4. What level of interactivity do you foresee for interactivity at point of sale between individual’s mobile devices and company’s devices… something akin to Bump? to replace physical “club/frequent buyer” cards.

  5. Why are mobile sites and mobile apps lumped together on lists of say ‘top 20 mobile sites . Even though the difference is usually apparent when you look at the site. It’s not comparing apples to apples and I don’ t like it! Your thoughts?

  6. Is using display:none to hide a primary navigation, and display:block to display a secondary navigation, the best method of providing users optimized navigation for different dimensions?

    What are the best ways to monetize mob websites and apps?

    What core features do web apps have acess to vs mobile websites? vs native apps?

    More to come!

  7. Should creating a responsive webdesign be an extra cost when you are designing a website or should it be included in the total price decided from the start?

  8. What is a generic response about responsive design when you talk to who are interested to create a new website or redesign their sites?
    How much time differences between you create a regular desktop website and a responsive web ste?

  9. How do you address the ever expanding range of screen resolutions among mobile devices and how does it effect the design process (when in the process do you take it into account)?

  10. In many ways, designing for mobile feels like a step back from the recent creative and expansive directions of desktop web design. How can we continue to push the creative edge in design that has been available with a larger physical format – and still be responsible “mobile-first” designers?

    After working hard to learn “good” website design, mobile-first seems like a change of direction with a different set of rules. How can we handle the conflicts between (large scale) creative design and (small scale) “mobile-first” design?

  11. Question for Luke:

    What are the best tools for rapid prototyping from start to finish? I start learning one thing and then it changes again.. Why not just use AI as the industry standard. What do you think of Keynote?

    What are your thoughts on establishing best practices? How can you really learn and build on that knowledge base, if everything seems to be changing at such a rapid pace.

  12. Question for Luke:
    What is the difference between designing a layout for a regular website or mobile website? Are there some “graphics tips” to consider when you are designing a mobile website?

  13. Question for Luke:

    Mobile apps seem to have the advantage over mobile sites, with that in mind do you think companies will focus more on developing native apps instead of a mobile website ?

  14. Hi Luke,

    Considering the increasing ability for web based apps to utilize more and more of device resources do you foresee the possibility for a long term shift away from the native app market?

    Thanks!

    Peri Holguin

  15. how many pixels of height do you think a mobile website should be? or
    how long is too long, that most users would stop scrolling and move on to the next page?

  16. How do you calculate the price for responsive design? What are the price increase factors? How much does a responsive web design cost at least?

  17. Is Designing different websites for different devices are good idea and cost effective?
    What are one or two main challenges a mobile designer needs to know for mobile website?

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