Smart video presentation by design genius Edward Tufte, demonstrating the cleverness of the iPhone’s UI, with particular emphasis on the way it maximizes available screen space by eliminating pixel-wasting “computer administrative debris” (e.g. scroll bars). I agree with his disparagement of the Stocks UI, but I don’t like his re-imagined Weather app at all — it seems convoluted and de-emphasizes the most important data. (Thanks to David Magda.)
Update: This link went down shortly after I first linked to it Monday, but is now working again. According to Tufte, they’re now serving the movie from Amazon S3.
★ Wednesday, 23 January 2008