Duncan Wilcox: ‘Touch Content Creation’

Duncan Wilcox:

To a novice user, aiming at something on screen with a mouse is like trying to ring a doorbell using a broomstick. The tool that’s between you and the target object is the cause for the lack of directness. You will get used to it out of necessity, but that doesn’t make it better than direct interaction.

The lack of indirection in the iOS experience is at the heart of what Apple describes as “magical”.

Monday, 21 June 2010