Great Infographic: Making mLearning Usable

When designing an application for a mobile device, it’s important to understand how users interact with these devices. This infographic by the eLearning Guild outlines a variety of user preferences for using a mobile device. Research has shown that 84.4% of users use their tablets while sitting down, but 81.3% of smartphone users walk or stand while using their devices, and 84.2% of people touch their mobile screens with their right hands regardless of the device. Since the user should be the focus of any good usability design, all of these facts are important to designing an application for a mobile device. The information in this infographic reveals human preferences for using mobile devices and the best usability designs will be built around these preferences, rather than expecting the user to change. Good usability demands that technology adapt to the needs of the user and never the other way around.

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