In last blog post, I talked about some basic principles to follow when designing for multi-screens. There is 3Cs Framework (Consistent, Continuous, Complementary) I found extremely helpful when analyzing the strategies of multiscreen design.
However, there are more specific strategies could be discussed which I believe can also fit into the 3Cs Framework. The book Multiscreen UX Design provides 17 strategies of multiscreen UX, and I tried to categorize them into the 3Cs Framework:
- Mobile First: Concentrate on the smallest device first, which forces a meaningful structure of information
- Coherence: Individual features are optimized for device capabilities
- Fluidity: The display is switched between the screens involved
- Device shifting: The display of information or content is shifted to a separate device by the user
- Synchronization: Information is kept in sync and up-to-date across devices.