Brian Suda is an informatician currently residing in Rekyavik, Iceland. He has spent a good portion of each day connected to Internet after discovering it back in the mid-01990s. Most recently, he has been focusing more on the mobile space and future predictions. How smaller devices will augment our every day life and what that means to the way we live, work and are entertained. People will have access to more information, so how do we present this in a way that they can begin to understand and make informed decisions about things they encounter in their daily life. This could include better visualizations of data, interactions, work-flows and ethnographic studies of how we relate to these digital objects. His own little patch of Internet can be found at suda.co.uk where many of his past projects and crazy ideas can be found.

Brian's articles

  1. DesignFestival: How to Validate & Test Your Designs for the Mobile Web

    Following on from my last piece on user targeting for the mobile web , in this article we’ll look at validation and testing for mobile to ensure your site is just as compliant and bug-free on smartphones and tablets as it is on the desktop. Validation and testing may not be the most exciting areas in web design, but they’re just as important as learning how to make things look great. Validation Desktop browsers can be quite forgiving.

  2. How to Validate & Test Your Designs for the Mobile Web

    Following on from my last piece on user targeting for the mobile web, in this article we’ll look at validation and testing for mobile to ensure your site is just as compliant and bug-free on smartphones and tablets as it is on the desktop. Validation and testing may not be the most exciting areas in […]

  3. DesignFestival: How to Enhance Your User Targeting for the Mobile Web

    The goal for any web site should be to know your customers in order to deliver to them the most appropriate content. This goal is even more important with mobile sites — not only do you need to know your customers, but you need to know what they are likely to be doing on your mobile site, as well as where they’ll be when they’re doing it. Traditional web site customers are most likely sitting at a desk facing a large monitor that has a decent resolution. Visitors who are browsing your mobile site are unlikely to be in the same circumstances — they might be waiting in line, riding on the train or the bus, running to the departure gate, or lost in an unfamiliar town late at night and trying to get somewhere

  4. How to Enhance Your User Targeting for the Mobile Web

    The goal for any web site should be to know your customers in order to deliver to them the most appropriate content. This goal is even more important with mobile sites — not only do you need to know your customers, but you need to know what they are likely to be doing on your mobile site, as well as where they’ll be when they’re doing it.

  5. Alternative Mobile Interfaces: How to Set Up SMS and Voice Menus

    Brian Suda is an informatician, and in practicing the science of Informatics he studies the transformation of information, through computation and communication. In this article Brian considers the key benefits mobile devices have over existing computer experiences: could SMS and voice menu services trump iOS and Android under the right conditions?

  6. Busting the Mobile Web Content Myth

    One of the common myths about mobile web development is the misguided notion that content from your traditional web site can be easily re-purposed into smaller bite-sized chunks for the mobile version. A simple change of style from media="screen" to media="handheld" is all you need to do to magically mobilize your site, right? Wrong.

  7. Designing for the Mobile Web Article

    5. Choose a Great Domain Name As you build the mobile version of your site, you’ll need to decide upon the domain by which users will access it, and work out how to advertise the fact that it exists. There are several options for choosing a mobile domain. Let’s explore each of them. 1. Use […]

  8. Designing for the Mobile Web Article

    a) The Casual Surfer These customers act in a similar way to customers of traditional websites. Casual surfers are not really interested in any one thing, but have a few spare minutes between tasks to take a look around. In the world of desktop PCs, those few minutes might occur between meetings, or while the […]

  9. Designing for the Mobile Web Article

    The mobile web is here to stay—but is your site optimized for users that are on the run? In this article, Brian reveals seven fundamental tips to make sure your website is a joy to use for all users—including those browsing from a mobile phone.

  10. The Future of the Web: What to Expect in 2008

    Wondering what lies ahead this year? Brian takes a long, hard look into his crystal ball and gives us predictions for mobile device developments, social networks, and ubiquitous connectivity, among other crucial technologies and concepts set to evolve in 2008.