Look, and Feel — venomousporridge

June 26, 2013

venomous porridge: Look, and Feel


This is a sentiment I’ve heard repeatedly over the past week or so, most recently in a quote from Justin Rhoades:

It’s like a pendulum swinging from obvious visual affordances to engaging kinetic ones. The parallax effect, the physics of the messages bubbles and I’m sure many other ‘kinetic’…

“Affordances are the baby to skeuomorphism’s bathwater.”

How to Piss Off your Designer Friends

June 18, 2013


June 18, 2013

There’s plenty of talk about “innovation” these days: how some companies have it and others don’t; how some things are or are not innovative. What’s funny is that even when geeks (maybe especially when geeks) have a conversation about innovation, each of us often has a different idea about “innovation” actually means.

When I say “innovation”, what I mean is this:

A popular product that makes enough positive difference to change expectations.

Let me tell you why I chose those particular phrases.

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