Design for a limitless screen

If you are used to designing for a smartphone, you might have organized the screens in your application in a hierarchy. Try to avoid this approach when you design applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Instead of creating an application with a hierarchy that users have to navigate, create an application that has a flat structure. Think of the screen as a window into your application instead of a container for the entire application. For example, if the number of photo albums does not fit on the display area of the screen, show part of a photo album at the edge of the screen so that it is obvious to users that they can view more albums by swiping up or down on the screen.


This screen shows the Wallpaper album in the Pictures application.



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