Simulating responsive (or adaptive) design

I need to design a course that will display well on both a phone and a tablet. I don't mind designing 2 player templates for this, but I want it to be fairly seamless for the user. They will access the course through am LMS, but I don't want them to jump through hoops to figure out which course to choose. Do I design for phone, and if they are using are using on tablet, there is just a lot of whitespace in portrait mode? Do I design an instant of each (phone and tablet) and they have to pick the right one from the LMS? I prefer not to do that. Any suggestions on how others might have handled the same situation?

 

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Christie Pollick

Hi, Laura -- Many thanks for your question! And while I will defer to your fellow community members to share their specific advice and recommendations, I thought I might stop in and share this info. on Storyline 2: Publishing a Course for Mobile Devices in case you'd like to check it out.

Hope that helps and you'd also be welcome to post your question over in our Building Better Courses forum, too. :)

Laura Moats

Thank you. I have been designing for mobile for quite awhile.  Because Articulate hasn't addressed the responsive/adaptive issue yet, I am trying to figure out how to deploy the correct course to the user depending on the device used, without the user needing to jump through hoops to figure it out.

Christie Pollick

Hi, Laura -- Thanks for your reply! We have published a whitepaper that lays out our approach to mobile and responsive design. We also offer insights on the responsive player and web-based authoring tools we're developing:

Delivering E-Learning in a Mobile World

In addition, here are a few other resources that you may want to peruse:

And perhaps others will have some additional ideas to share! :)