Some folks may have seen this video by now. It more elegantly articulates the message I was telling my colleagues the other day. The conversation was sparked because we were seeing a lot of UX designers posting their responses to Apple’s new iOS7 design… the catch is, these design critics had never even used the platform first-hand before dispensing their commentary. These judgements were based on a series of static images or a polished video at best. These kinds of public critiques are simply unfounded and quite frankly the very essence of mediocre armchair design.
Adobe explores how software and hardware on converging and how the user experience is shared across both. Here they show off Adobe’s Mighty, a connected pen that works across devices, and Adobe Napoleon, a digital ruler and drawing compass.
Notice how easy it is to move things not from simply one screen to another, but from one device to another. My prediction is that we will see a world of connected devices that are self-aware of their proximity to other devices and the direction of their orientation relative to those other devices so you can simply move apps, images, movies, or any kind of information across the devices just like you can with a secondary screen.
This week has been a very crazy week for me. From being sick and a horrible cough that has stuck with me, to presenting at three different events, and also undertaking a massive home improvement project. If you attended one of my talks at ConveyUX, SVC’s UX II Class, or Adobe CreateNOW Bash I just wanted to say thanks for spending the time to hear me talk. As promised here are the three presentations online via SpeakerDeck. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about these presentations.