Mobile UX Audit

Mobile UX Audit

Workshop: Mobile UX Audit


This workshop aims to provide participants with hands-on experience in conducting a mobile user experience (UX) audit for an e-commerce site.

Participants will learn how to evaluate a mobile site’s usability, design, and overall user experience, identifying areas for improvement to enhance customer satisfaction and conversion rates.


  • Select an E-commerce Site: Choose an e-commerce site for the audit, preferably one that participants are familiar with or that represents a typical business in your industry.
  • Gather Tools and Resources: Prepare tools for the audit, such as mobile devices, screen recording software, and checklists of mobile UX best practices.
  • Form Teams: Divide participants into small groups to facilitate discussion and collaboration during the audit process.

Audit Process

  1. Navigation and Structure:
    • Evaluate the ease of navigation on the mobile site. Are the menu and search functions easily accessible and intuitive?
    • Assess the site’s structure and information hierarchy. Can users find what they’re looking for without confusion?
  2. Design and Aesthetics:
    • Review the visual design of the mobile site, including color schemes, font choices, and imagery. Is the design appealing and consistent with the brand?
    • Check for responsive design elements. Does the layout adjust smoothly for different screen sizes and orientations?
  3. Performance and Speed:
    • Test the loading speed of the mobile site using tools like Google’s PageSpeed Insights. Identify elements that may be slowing down the site.
    • Analyze any technical issues that affect site performance, such as broken links or error messages.
  4. Content and Readability:
    • Examine the content quality and readability on mobile devices. Is the text easy to read without zooming? Are product descriptions and calls-to-action (CTAs) clear and compelling?
    • Consider the use of multimedia content. Are images and videos optimized for mobile viewing?
  5. Interactivity and Engagement:
    • Assess interactive elements such as forms, buttons, and links. Are they easily clickable and do they function as expected?
    • Evaluate engagement features like product reviews, live chat, and social media integration. Do they enhance the mobile shopping experience?
  6. Checkout Process:
    • Review the checkout process for simplicity and security. Is it easy for users to complete a purchase with minimal steps?
    • Check for the availability of mobile-friendly payment options.

Discussion and Recommendations

  • After completing the audit, each team will discuss their findings, highlighting strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Teams will then develop a set of recommendations based on best practices for mobile UX design and usability. Recommendations should prioritize changes that are likely to have the most significant impact on user experience and conversion rates.

Presentation and Feedback

  • Each team presents their audit findings and recommendations to the group. Include screenshots or screen recordings to illustrate specific points.
  • Facilitate a group discussion on the presentations, offering feedback and additional insights. Discuss common themes and challenges identified across different audits.

Conducting a mobile UX audit is a critical step in optimizing an e-commerce site for mobile users.

By identifying usability issues and implementing best practices, businesses can improve the mobile shopping experience, leading to higher customer satisfaction and increased conversions.

Next Steps

  • Implement the top recommendations from the audit to address immediate UX issues on the mobile site.
  • Plan for ongoing UX testing and optimization, incorporating user feedback and monitoring changes in mobile UX best practices.
  • Consider conducting regular mobile UX audits as part of your continuous improvement process for the e-commerce site.

Group Project: Designing an AR Shopping Experience


This project challenges teams to design an innovative augmented reality (AR) shopping experience for an e-commerce brand.

The goal is to leverage AR technology to enhance product discovery, visualization, and customer decision-making, thereby improving the overall shopping experience and increasing sales.


  • Select an E-commerce Brand: Choose an e-commerce brand that could benefit significantly from AR technology, such as home decor, fashion, or beauty products.
  • Research AR Tools and Platforms: Familiarize yourselves with current AR technologies and platforms that can be integrated into e-commerce sites and apps.
  • Form Teams: Divide participants into small groups, each tasked with developing an AR shopping experience concept for the selected brand.

Project Development Phases

  1. Concept Ideation:
    • Brainstorm innovative ways to use AR for enhancing the online shopping experience. Ideas could include virtual try-ons, 3D product visualizations, or interactive product manuals.
    • Define the primary objective of the AR experience, such as increasing customer engagement, reducing returns, or improving conversion rates.
  2. User Experience Design:
    • Map out the user journey for engaging with the AR feature, from initial discovery to post-purchase. Consider how users will access the AR experience, interact with it, and how it will influence their purchasing decision.
    • Design wireframes or mockups that illustrate the AR interface and user interactions.
  3. Technical Considerations:
    • Identify the technical requirements for implementing the AR experience, including AR development tools, platforms, and necessary integrations with the e-commerce site or app.
    • Consider any limitations or challenges that might arise, such as device compatibility or bandwidth requirements.
  4. Marketing and Launch Strategy:
    • Develop a marketing plan to promote the new AR shopping experience to customers. Consider social media campaigns, influencer partnerships, or in-app promotions.
    • Outline a launch strategy that includes user testing, feedback collection, and iterative improvements based on customer input.


  • Each team presents their AR shopping experience concept to the group. Include details on the user experience design, technical implementation, and marketing strategy.
  • Use visual aids, such as slides or mockups, to illustrate how the AR feature works and its benefits to customers.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Innovation and Creativity: How original and innovative is the AR shopping experience?
  • User Experience Quality: Does the concept provide a seamless and engaging user experience?
  • Feasibility: How technically and financially feasible is the implementation of the proposed AR experience?
  • Impact Potential: How effectively does the concept address the objectives, such as improving engagement, decision-making, or sales?

Feedback and Discussion

  • After all presentations, facilitate a feedback session where teams can discuss the strengths and areas for improvement of each concept.
  • Encourage constructive criticism and collaborative discussion to refine and improve the AR shopping experience concepts.

Designing an AR shopping experience offers a unique opportunity to blend innovative technology with e-commerce, providing customers with immersive and interactive ways to explore products.

This project not only fosters creativity and teamwork but also highlights the potential of AR to revolutionize the online shopping landscape.

Next Steps

  • Select the most promising AR shopping experience concept for further development.
  • Explore partnerships with AR development companies or platforms to prototype the concept.
  • Plan for a pilot launch of the AR feature, including user testing and feedback collection, to refine the experience before a full rollout.

Discussion: Mobile Payment Solutions


This interactive discussion aims to explore the adoption of mobile payment solutions, the challenges businesses face in implementing these technologies, and their impact on consumer behavior. Participants will share insights, experiences, and strategies related to integrating mobile payments into e-commerce operations.

Key Discussion Points

  1. Adoption of Mobile Payment Solutions
    • Current Landscape: Overview of popular mobile payment solutions (e.g., Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, QR code payments) and their adoption rates among consumers and businesses.
    • Benefits for Businesses: Discuss the advantages of adopting mobile payment solutions, such as increased transaction speed, enhanced customer experience, and access to new customer segments.
    • Consumer Perspective: Share observations on how consumers are responding to mobile payment options. Are they embracing these methods, or is there resistance?
  2. Challenges in Implementing Mobile Payment Solutions
    • Technical Integration: Explore the technical challenges businesses face when integrating mobile payment solutions into their existing e-commerce platforms and POS systems.
    • Security Concerns: Discuss concerns related to payment security, data protection, and fraud prevention. How are businesses addressing these concerns to ensure customer trust?
    • Market Fragmentation: Consider the impact of market fragmentation, with various mobile payment options available. How do businesses choose which solutions to support?
  3. Impact on Consumer Behavior
    • Convenience and Speed: Evaluate how the convenience and speed of mobile payments are influencing consumer shopping habits, including impulse buying and increased transaction frequency.
    • Customer Loyalty: Discuss whether mobile payment options can enhance customer loyalty and encourage repeat business. Share examples or case studies if available.
    • Changing Payment Expectations: Consider how mobile payments are shaping consumer expectations for payment options and checkout experiences across different shopping channels.

Format and Activities

  • Breakout Groups: Divide participants into small groups, each focusing on one of the key discussion points. Allow time for in-depth exploration and debate.
  • Group Presentations: Reconvene and have each group present their findings and perspectives to the larger assembly. Encourage questions and cross-group discussion.
  • Expert Panel Q&A: If possible, include a panel of experts from payment platforms, cybersecurity, and retail to provide deeper insights and answer participant questions.
  • Interactive Polls: Use real-time polling to gauge opinions on topics like preferred mobile payment methods, perceived barriers to adoption, and predictions for the future of mobile payments.

Concluding the discussion, summarize the key insights shared by participants and experts, highlighting innovative ideas and consensus points on the future of mobile payments in e-commerce.

Emphasize the importance of staying informed and adaptable as mobile payment technologies continue to evolve.

Next Steps

  • For businesses, assess your current payment solutions and consider whether adopting additional mobile payment options could benefit your customers and operations.
  • Stay engaged with developments in mobile payment technologies and consumer preferences to ensure your e-commerce platform remains competitive and secure.
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration with mobile payment providers to enhance the checkout experience and potentially access new marketing channels and customer data insights.