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