As we reported in How to Use Digital Communications to Build Citizen Engagement, 1-in-10 American adults are “smartphone-only” internet users, according to Pew. These mobile users can only access the internet via smartphone, because they do not have traditional home broadband service.
With these statistics in mind, we decided to illustrate our first ever(!) infographic with 16 key features to assure citizens can access online content via mobile devices.
What are the factors that contribute to the best design, accessibility, usability, and searchability for mobile users? Data from Pew, along with tips from Google, DigitalGov, and W3C, make this a comprehensive visual reminder of best practices for public sector mobile design. We hope you find it useful and will share it with your networks.
- Pew – Mobile Fact Sheet
- Live Internet Stats – Google Search Statistics
Mobile Design Tips
- Google – Principles of Mobile Site Design: Delight Users and Drive Conversions
- DigitalGov – Mobile User Experience Guidelines and Recommendations
- W3C – Mobile Accessibility: How WCAG 2.0 and Other W3C/WAI Guidelines Apply to Mobile
As a graphic designer at GovWebworks, Peter Clark specializes in design and illustration for websites and mobile apps. He also designed this GovWebworks site and enjoys creating infographics such as the one above.