Design Considerations for Touch UI – Visualized

Designers at Punchcut prepared this video to illustrate the thinking about touch UI design. Designing for touch-based mobile user interfaces requires new thinking and an expanded design vocabulary. I am really excited and have copuple of plans for experiments with touch UI which i will update here soon. 🙂

Some important snippets are:

  • Design for immediate access
  • Keep gestures smart and simple
  • Leverage clear mental models
  • Design for real hand sizes
  • Touch feedback is key


Watch video: LG KP500 “Cookie” Adobe Mobile Client with active flash lite UI

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LG released a cool sporty phone with beautiful user interface using Adobe Mobile Client “a flash lite technology, especially used for User interface and only available for an OEM or targeting BREW MP.

The user interface is very intuitive that users will want to explore and master all of the functions and features of the LG-KP500. The UI allows users to access menus easily and shift around other menus simply and quickly with just one touch.

very cool


Adobe Success Story: LG Electronics Flash Lite Case Study

 LG Electronics Flash Lite Case Study

Via Bill, Adobe published about LG Electronics and the success they’ve had by using Flash Lite for the UI of their phones, including touch screen phones such as the PRADA.

The tight integration between Flash CS3 Professional and Flash Lite enabled the LG Electronics mobile phone team to completely overhaul the phone’s menu structure, improve navigation efficiency, add functionality, and design an array of icons unique to the touch interface. Working in a seamless environment, the team rapidly prototyped concepts and increased their productivity. According to Hosang Cheon, Chief research engineer, LG Electronics, “I estimate our team accelerated the PRADA phone time to market by 30% to 40% thanks to the improvements in the newest versions of Adobe Flash CS3 Professional and Adobe Flash Lite.”

Creating smart and usable UI for mobile devices with emotional appeal is a designers big challenge 🙂 but design always passionate me to create something different.


Nokia 5th edition with New device API for Flash lite :)

nokia 5800 xpress music

Finally something must to be excited about for Flash lite developer, Nokia released new Device API support for Nokia S60 5th Edition where it can access to Phone features.

Developers of Flash Lite from Adobe applications benefit from the UI enhancements in S60 5th Edition, with more screen real estate and touch interaction enabling users to more easily and intuitively navigate Flash Lite content and applications. The on-screen keyboard also is available for text and data entry.
S60 5th Edition continues to support Flash Lite 3.0, with the addition of ActionScript extensions to take advantage of S60 Platform Services.

These extensions provide access to:

  • The application manager.
  • Calendar records.
  • Contacts records.
  • Log information.
  • SMS and MMS messaging.
  • The media gallery.
  • Device location.
  • Landmarks.
  • System information.
  • Sensors.

These new APIs enable Flash Lite developers to access device-application data, such as that held in Calendar and Contacts, as well as information on a device’s location.
Together, the UI- and platform-access enhancements enable Flash Lite developers to create a completely new breed of context-aware applications and services that provide users with information unique to their own experiences.

First device with S60 5th Edition is Nokia 5800 Xpress Music