Mobile First Design

July 17th, 2014

Some useful findings from the UK Government mobile site for ‘Register to Vote’.

Summary:

  1. Designing mobile first makes it easier to design your main desktop site by reducing the amount of information down to the key elements
  2. Sometimes more clicks (e.g. through a multipage form) isn’t bad – it made their forms easier to understand, and easier for the user to track errors on.
  3. By removing the help completely, through their testing they discovered what users needed help on, rather than overcomplicating the display with help on areas that were obvious to the user.
  4. Rephrasing text is often a better way to manage copy, rather than adding additional text (which can overcomplicate the display again).

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