Platforms and Experiences

It important to note that experiences should differ from device to device in the sense that computers have a larger screen estate available with more power in comparison to the smaller devices. This means that there are things that are important for each device, and about how they should help their user, this is what this post aims to identify.

AirBnb

Airbnb a service allowing users to book holidays etc online. It is a site allowing users to browse a store like experience viewing properties to rent in the cities they want to visit.

When landing on the desktop homepage, the user is greeted with the following page. It is a page that has an infinitite scroll of content available to the user, consisting of the different experiences available to the user.screencapture-airbnb-co-uk-1479671570492

What you notice on the mobile version is very different. You see there are less options in experiences available and menu has been condensed into a drop down.

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Once the user selects a place to visit (in this case Paris) they are greeted with list of places of to visit. This is the desktop version;

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and the mobile version;screenshot_20161120-195130

Again the differences are obvious. the mobile has a lot les information instantly visable, the user has to search or scroll on the mobile to discover content. It is also important to note that desktop content just doesnt have the same issues with space so it is capable of filling the screen with even more information for the user.

 

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