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Steven Hoober wrote the book on mobile design patterns, and is best known for his ongoing research into how people really use touchscreen phones and tablets. He is a reformed unicorn who has been a DBA and a FED but has focused on designing for mobile and multi-channel products since 1999, designing the first Goog… Read More
Steven Hoober wrote the book on mobile design patterns, and is best known for his ongoing research into how people really use touchscreen phones and tablets. He is a reformed unicorn who has been a DBA and a FED but has focused on designing for mobile and multi-channel products since 1999, designing the first Google mobile search, the first mobile app store (for Sprint), mobile browsers including parts of the Samsung one you might be using right now, websites like Weather.com and Lowe's home improvement, and apps for companies like Hallmark, US Bank and Cummins diesel.

Steven maintains a repository of mobile design and development information including all the content from the O'Reilly book Designing Mobile Interfaces at the 4ourth Mobile Patterns Wiki, regularly writes for UX Matters magazine, and UX Magazine, among other writing and speaking.


Español — Steven es un autor y consultor conocido principalmente por su investigación continua sobre cómo las personas realmente utilizan los teléfonos y tablets. Es autor del libro “Designing Mobile Interfaces: Patterns for Interaction Design”. Ha participado en el diseño de apps para empresas como Weather.com, Hallmark, US Bank y Cummins.

Polskie — Steven napisał książkę o wzorcach mobilnych projektów i jest najbardziej znany ze swoich ciągłych badań nad tym, jak ludzie naprawdę używają telefonów i tabletów z ekranem dotykowym. Projektuje produkty mobilne i wielokanałowe, m. in. pierwsze Google Mobile Search, pierwszy sklep z aplikacjami mobilnymi (dla Sprint), przeglądarki mobilne, w tym części Samsunga, witryny takie jak Weather.com i Lowe's, oraz aplikacje dla takich firm jak Hallmark, US Bank i Cummins Diesel. Steven jest współtwórcą książki O'Reilly Designing Mobile Interfaces oraz publikuje artykuły na stronie 4ourth Mobile Patterns Wiki, a także regularnie pisze dla magazynu UX Matters. Read Less
  • UX IA IxD Analyst - Mobile
    U.S. Bancorp — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • User Experience Architect
    Cummins — IN, USA
  • Mobile UX Design Consultant
    4ourth Mobile — Mission, KS, USA
  • Information Architect
    Lowe's — Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Creative Director / Interaction Director
    Little Springs Design — KS, USA
  • Human Factors Engineer
    Sprint Nextel — Overland Park, KS, USA
  • Interaction Design Manager
    Sprint Nextel — KS, USA
  • Information Design Manager
    Sprint PCS — Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Web Developer
    IsoSystems — Kansas City, MO, USA
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Steven Hoober has been documenting design process for all of his 15 year design career, and entered mobile full time in 2007 when he joined Little Springs Design. His work includes Designing by Drawing, the O'Reilly book Desiging Mobile Interfaces, and an extensive reference mobile resources website to support it.… Read More
Steven Hoober has been documenting design process for all of his 15 year design career, and entered mobile full time in 2007 when he joined Little Springs Design. His work includes Designing by Drawing, the O'Reilly book Desiging Mobile Interfaces, and an extensive reference mobile resources website to support it. Steven has led projects on security, account management, content distribution, and communications services for numerous products, from construction supplies to hospital recordkeeping.

Steven’s mobile work has included design of browsers, e-readers, search, NFC, mobile banking, data communications, location, and OS overlays. Steven spent eight years at U.S. mobile operator Sprint, and has also worked with AT&T, Qualcomm, Samsung, Skyfire, Bitstream, VivoTech, TA Telecom, The Weather Channel, Omni Symmetry, Thwapr, FaceDial, PillPhone, Copia, IGLTA, St. Luke's Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Lowe's, Hallmark, uClick, Bank Midwest, and IBT.

He currently runs a small UX design consultancy, and writes a regular column on mobile design for UX Matters magazine. Read Less
Interaction design, Information design, Information architecture, interface design, graphic design, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Bada, WebOS, J2ME, BREW, desktop and mobile web, kiosk, touchscreens, navigation, GPS & GNSS, CPNI, COPPA, accessibility, design for security, transactional design, eCommerce, … Read More
Interaction design, Information design, Information architecture, interface design, graphic design, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Bada, WebOS, J2ME, BREW, desktop and mobile web, kiosk, touchscreens, navigation, GPS & GNSS, CPNI, COPPA, accessibility, design for security, transactional design, eCommerce, mCommerce, Agile, Spiral, Rational and other development processes, radio and connectivity, sensors, IoT, privacy and security, usability research, analytics, and probably a lot more Read Less
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