IDEO on the Future of the Book

IDEO on the Future of the Book

Sep 21, 2010

Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book… What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?

Touch Gesture Reference Guide

Touch Gesture Reference Guide

Apr 19, 2010

The Touch Gesture Reference Guide is a unique set of resources for software designers and developers working on touch-based user interfaces. The guide contains: 1) an overview of the core gestures used for most touch commands 2) how to utilize these gestures to support major user actions 3) visual representations of each gesture to use […]

iPad Announced

iPad Announced

Jan 27, 2010

In case you didn’t hear, the much-anticipated Apple iPad was announced today.  Some notable points for me: New 1GHz Apple A4 processor chip Uses iPhone 3.0 OS It’s 9.7″ with a 1024×768 resolution Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating Comes with 16GB, 32 or 64GB flash drive Choice between Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and 3G Starts at $499 and […]

Our Sixth Sense: Wearable Fluid Interfaces

Feb 7, 2009

This week at the TED conference, Pattie Maes from MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces group showcased the latest work of her students, “a wearable computing system that turns any surface into an interactive display screen. The wearer can summon virtual gadgets and internet data at will, then dispel them like smoke when they’re done.” Pattie […]

New Interface Paradigms

New Interface Paradigms

Feb 26, 2008

It still strikes me as fascinating that the iPhone and the OLPC (or XO) laptop were both released in the last year, and yet they’re such radically different “computing” and communication devices and concepts. I’ve spent some time playing simultaneously with the iPhone, the XO or OLPC laptop, and my regular computer combo – an […]

Thoughtful Reduction and the Miniaturization of Expression

Mar 2, 2007

As I was designing for a client web application today, I kept living through John Maeda’s first law of simplicity: thoughtful reduction. The goal was to design a new comments system for parts of the site so members were more likely to leave little notes for each other. In order to make it fun and […]

Fluid UI: Multi-touch screen

Feb 3, 2007

As we amass more and more data, it seems only natural that we’ll need new methods to navigate this space. Jeff Han’s multi-touch screen is impressive. I don’t know if it’s the best way to manipulate all types of data or more fine-grained scenarios, but it clearly opens up possibilities for using a wide range […]