Session Details

Postdesktop Usability

#UAD8 Usability, Accessibility and Design Track

Room 106A


The era of desktop-first methodologies has ended. According to Google, 90% of consumers now use multiple screens to accomplish tasks on the web. As we enter the renaissance of the postdesktop web, we must be prepared to boldly alter how we prototype, design, and gather feedback from audiences. Two of the most important factors for current web usability are considering the screen (designing and testing for multiple displays) and context (delivering content and utility based on location, identity, activity, and time). This session will examine how screen and input types are changing:
• multi-screen design
• prototyping
• new input types
• usability testing


Doug Gapinski
Strategist, mStoner

Doug Gapinski is a strategist at mStoner, a company that provides strategy and creative work to colleges and universities. At mStoner, he works with a team to complete web relaunches. Doug maintains a blog ( about multi-device design with Erik Runyon, manager of interactive development at the University of Notre Dame.

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