Designing for Platforms: Understanding the differences and similarities between Android and iOS-Mike Bollinger

Design decisions that make perfect sense on one platform will look and feel misplaced in the context of a different platform. Designers looking to create awesome native mobile app experiences need to understand and embrace the design principles, styles, and patterns established by each of the two major mobile platforms: Android and iOS. This session will review the design similarities, the design differences, and the spaces in between as designers and product managers/owners look to build or expand mobile products inside their organizations.

Attendees will walk away from this presentation with an understanding of how to approach design on Android and iOS.  I will discuss the design vision for each platform, and how those guidelines inform the design styles and patterns for each.  Using real, popular apps as examples, we’ll explore the similarities and differences in metrics and sizing, app anatomy and architecture, navigation, typography, iconography, and much more.

mike-bollingerBio: Mike Bollinger is an explorer and entrepreneur. He is founder of Livefront, a mobile software design & development firm, and co-founder of TECHdotMN, a media group covering technology news in Minnesota. With over fifteen years of experience in software design and engineering, he has helped launched mobile products for Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. His love for international travel and photography inform his approach to creating beautiful, simple design experiences for people in motion.