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‘Mommy Doesn’t Wear Her Wedding Ring on Business Trips’

Josh Farmer deconstructs Microsoft’s “Future Visions” concept video:

There is no difference between a tap that selects, records, enters a chat, or backtracks. And no one is confused about this.

This is what I mean about making fake bullshit rather than real things. When you’re designing a science fiction UI, you can yadda-yadda-yadda over all the little details that would be involved in designing something real — a cohesive and complete system. When you’re designing a real UI, the little details are everything.

(Thanks to Joe Clark.)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011