Strategies and Good Examples of Multiscreen UX

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:

  • Consistent

    • 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
  • Continuous

    • 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.
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Principles of Designing for Multi-screens

Today, human live with screens, and most likely, with multi-screens. There are PCs, smartphone, tablets, TVs, smartwatches and more. People use them for different occasions or use them together. As a designer, I heard about terms like “mobile-first” and “responsive” a lot and have actually designed products across different platforms, while I found there is still a gap and struggle of designing for multi-screens.… Continue Reading »