Big picture essay by Steven Frank on the state of UI metaphors:
Every geek I know shares, to some degree, the notion that the “desktop” metaphor for computers is outdated. What nobody seems to have a solid opinion on is what would take its place.
He offers a good explanation for why we’re seeing far more UI innovation on mobile devices than on desktop computers, despite the fact that they offer only a fraction of the processing power, memory, and screen space.
★ Wednesday, 15 April 2009