Session: Rethinking the Mobile Web – a pragmatic look at creating an accessible and inclusive mobile experience

Presenter: Bryan Rieger
Room: 311
Time: 14:30 – 15:30, Friday 10 September

When redesigning our web site, we decided to set the ambitious goal of fully embracing “one web”. Using web standards, media queries, one HTML codebase and some (hopefully) clever design, we would create a site to support a vast number of devices, without the use of a device database. This presentation describes the experience. What worked, what didn’t, and what we learned from the experience.

Bryan is a designer, writer and reluctant developer who has spent much of his career focused on R&D for multiplatform products and services. Over the years he’s worked worked on a variety of platforms including desktop software, set-top consoles, the web and of course mobile devices for a range of clients including Apple, Microsoft, Phillips, Nokia and Symbian. Bryan found his passion for all things mobile while on sabbatical in South East Asia watching people do simply amazing – and unexpected things – with their personal devices. Most days he can be found designing and prototyping experiences for a variety of consumer products and services, but every once in a while Bryan can also be found organising a Mobile Design UK event somewhere around London.