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Adaptiva gränssnitt: Desktop-first vs Mobile-first: En jämförelse av två strategier för att skapa adaptiva gränssnitt för webben
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In recent years the development of mobile devices has made great progress and today they account for a large proportion of the internet usage. This trend poses new demands on web developers as more companies and product owners want to customize their services and products for this new market. In this study we examine the pros and cons of the strategies desktop-first and mobile-first in the development of adaptive interfaces for the web. The study aims to create guidelines for situations in which each strategy fits well. The purpose of the study is to create an understanding of how these strategies can help developers and product owners to develop adaptive interfaces based on different goals and objectives. The study was conducted through the development of two high-fidelity prototypes for the redesign of an existing website. A literature review was also performed to create a deeper understanding of the subject.

Our conclusion showed that mobile-first was preferable when building a website from scratch. However, there are cases when desktop-first may be preferable, for example, in the redesign of an existing website where the foundation is already finished. Furthermore, the study has led us to the realization that there are many purposes of different websites making the subject complex. Therefore, the developer should always make an evaluation of the product owner's goals and objectives in order to choose the right strategy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 44 p.
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), 2014.14
Keyword [en]
desktop-first, mobile-first, adaptive user interfaces, responsive web design, webdesign
Keyword [sv]
adaptiva gränssnitt, webbdesign
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90051OAI: diva2:725851
Educational program
Programmet för Systemvetenskap
Available from: 2014-06-17 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2014-06-17Bibliographically approved

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