Come hear! Two senior usability engineers from Vanguard discuss mobile components, such as data tables, tabsets, and navigation. We will also cover bigger ideas like mobile first and progressive reduction, backed by data from usability tests. You will learn when to use certain mobile components and when they don’t work. You will not learn anything about how to code what we talk about, but hopefully you will start to think about coding for mobile from a users point of view.
Amber DeRosa and Alicia Hatter are Senior Usability Engineers at The Vanguard Group’s corporate headquarters. Amber received a Master’s degree in Information Science and Technology with a focus in HCI from Drexel University’s iSchool in 2004. Since graduating, Amber was the founding Vice-Chair of PhillyCHI, a local chapter of the ACM SIGCHI. She remains an active member of Philadelphia’s UX community. Alicia is a southeast native. In 2011, she graduated from Clemson University’s Communications and Information Design Ph.D. program, with a focus in usability. Before Vanguard, Alicia taught college-level courses in Composition, Business and Technical Communication, and Public Speaking.
Amber DeRosa and Alicia Hatter are the lead usability engineers for Vanguard’s direct investor, international, and financial adviser businesses. These businesses have been the first in the company to develop responsive solutions. Combined, we have worked with over 250 users across nearly 25 mobile studies in both the United States and Canada. We have tested native iOS and Android applications as well as responsive websites. Since 2009, we have adapted our mobile testing techniques to maximize learnings gained from every test session. To ensure usability tests positively impact the business and our users’ experience, we regularly present test findings to executive audiences throughout the company. Beyond tests, executive stakeholders, product owners, and other usability engineers on our team look to us for consultative guidance on mobile best practices and heuristic feedback.