Designing User Interface for Mobile Devices

Session Title

Designing User Interface for Mobile Devices


Rajesh Lal, Nokia Inc

Session Type: Presentation

Do you know why only 1 percent of Mobile Interfaces are successful ? What makes some user interface shine and used by millions, and others with equal functionality bite the dust ? Make no mistakes, designing user interface is not about graphics, colour or fonts. This presentation will demystify this ‘invisible’ layer below the surface with 10 pragmatic tips. The tips will uncover some of the most useful, and often ignored standard design principles and how to apply them in a mobile context.


Rajesh lal is a Designer, Author, Technology Evangelist, and a Senior Nokia Engineer with a decade of experience in Information Technology. He has been involved in Mobile User Interface design and development for last 5 years and have authored multiple books on Gadgets and Widgets. He has also invented multiple user interface and has experience in a variety of Mobile devices, namely Sony Mylo, Window’s Mobile, Apple’s Iphone, Nokia S60 and Maemo. His blog on design and user experience can be found at


  1. Posted September 21, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Seems pretty basic, although could be useful to some.

  2. Rajesh Lal
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Hey Dan,

    Thanks for your comment, Can you be more specific on what seems pretty basic to you ?

    “The popular design principles which are most often ignored while designing a mobile interfaces”

    or the question

    “Why only 1 percent of mobile applications are successful” ?

    I would love to know/learn if you can share your thoughts to any of these questions.