It's time to stop creating "Android versions of iPhone apps" and start creating apps made especially for the unique technological and design features of Android. What many designers are approaching as challenges - the multiple devices, the buttons, the lack of rules and constraints - others are taking as an open invitation to innovate without bounds. Most users aren't comparing iPhone and Android apps side by side, and neither should the designers making them. Whether you're porting an app or creating something original, this session explores why you should approach Android with fresh eyes and stop designing with iPhone in mind.
Amanda has more than eight years of professional visual design and user interface experience working at advertising agencies such as T3 and Clutch Creative and as a creative consultant. Known for passionately promoting simplicity in design, Amanda guides the design vision of the company, providing the team with art direction and user experience direction that serve our brands, technology capabilities and end users.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising: Creative Sequence and Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors from the University of Texas. When she’s not at work, you’ll find her out taking pictures or kicking it old school by hand-printing cards and posters on her vintage letterpress.
Catch her on Twitter at @uxamanda
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