Best designed features of 3GS

Just got the iPhone 3GS after two agonizing years of using my first gen iPhone on the notoriously horrendous AT&T EDGE network (I think my 9600 Baud modem for dialing into Prodigy in 1988 was faster). Now i finally have 3G! Definitely faster although spottier coverage (tsk tsk AT&T). The 3 key features that I […]

The ultimate designer?

Shaun Inman, of Mint fame, just released a literally and metaphorically “hot” new application called Fever which cleverly extends the metaphor of temperature to convey feed activity. Andrei Herasimchuk explains further in a posting on the ixda list: “…guys like Shaun Inman are the model for interface designers, if not now, then at least 5 […]

What is “soul” in design?

“Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.” — Steve Jobs Upon completing my master’s thesis almost 10 yrs ago at CMU, on the issue of beauty in interaction design, a classmate jokingly asked what will be my next big […]