Facebook touch design VS Facebook native android app design
Affective design vs non-motivation design
Facebook has recently improved the mobile version of its website called touch.facebook.com. The old version called the m.facebook.com is still in use. The Facebook touch is well designed and better than the Facebook native Android app design. We will make a straightforward comparison in below.
Facbook android app: non-motivation design
Facbook android app home has 6 icons. It is not really a very attractive design. Such design does not motivative people at all. More about motivation design is discussed here.
The detailed Facbook android app demo is available in this video.
Touch.facebook.com: affective design
Compared with Facebook android app, Facebook touch applied the principles of affective design. Home, profile, friends, and inbox are on the top. It is much easier to navigate. On android phone, when the Facebook touch is opened by Dophine browser, the browser can be automatically hidden, which makes Facebook touch look very similar to a native app. The font of Facebook touch has been well tuned, improving the readability. The scrolling of the Facebook touch is also similar to any other native app.
For the user’s convenience, the news feed, events, and places are located in the home page. Their dimensions are also finely designed, which fit the human finger tip physical dimension, easy to touch!