From Amin Torres’ comment on the AVC.com post, Hiring Mobile Engineers vs Training Engineers On Mobile on 2/1/15.
– Designers still think they are doing graphic design and not UI design.
– They have a hard time wrapping their head around designing for human interactions vs a computer mouse.
– They have a hard time understanding mobile web vs web.
They have a hard time understanding the mobile web vs mobile app ui, specially when it comes to dealing with multiple screen resolutions.
-They think that because it displays okay on mobile, that makes it a mobile design.
– They have a hard time understanding modularity and responsive.
– They do not preview their designs on a mobile screen enough during the design process.
– They do not work close enough with developers to streamline processes.
– They have a hard time understanding graceful degradations, specially when it comes to not having to rely on desktop specific interactions like mouse over.
– When dealing with element sizes, specially buttons and type sizes, most designers struggle to understand the implications of 1x vs 2x screen pixel density.
– Designers do not work close enough with copywriters to streamline content or make it mobile friendly… particularly when it comes to the use of progressive enhancement., same for media: mobile phones are often loading assets that are optimized for desktop screen and not for mobile which not only drives people crazy but consumes unnecessary resources.