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Facebook touch design VS Facebook native android app design

August 20, 2010

Affective design vs non-motivation design

Facebook has recently improved the mobile version of its website called The old version called the 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. 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!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2010 3:48 am

    i like your article it helps me

  2. September 16, 2010 2:28 am

    I love your blog lots of useful information.
    All these issues are important,
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  3. September 18, 2010 11:50 am

    Your thought of article is very much creative and interesting to read.

  4. September 24, 2010 1:58 pm

    Yes, good point. The Facebook clicks are clearly the clicks of people

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