LukeW on mobile input for Conversations@Google 2014

Based on the videos from Conversations@Google 2014, link to Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Key takeaway: On mobile, use dropdowns as a last resort!

Which of these looks more painful?

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 9.21.56 PM

The one on the right looks far simpler, faster and easier to fill out–and it only has two less fields than the left hand version!

What to use instead of the dreaded dropdown?

  • Steppers
  • Switches
  • Segmented controls
  • Sliders
  • Date Pickers
  • Dialogs

And don’t forget off-canvas forms:

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 9.18.01 PM

The videos are a huge resource—watch them! Sorry for the unusually brief recap.

LukeW is an internationally recognized digital product leader who has designed and built software used by more than one billion people worldwide. (from


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