The 967 Grid System
We're kinda in love with The 967 Grid System, Jonathan Ogden's send-up of grid frameworks.
Survey: Tablets, Windows Phone Hit Tipping Point with Developers
A survey of mobile developers reveals trends in the platforms and motivations that intrigue app builders.
Mobile Isn't the Lite Version
Jakob Nielsen's dubious mobile website guidelines make the mistake of assuming that there's such a thing as "this is mobile content, and this is not."
Designing for “Context” Is Tricky Business
Designers often conflate device context with user context—or worse, with user intent. “This is mobile, so they’ll never want to do that.” ”This is mobile, so it’s aimed only at users on the go.” Friends, this is hooey.
“Buttons Were an Inspired UI Hack, but Now We’ve Got Better Options”
The good folks at O’Reilly interviewed me this week about how new technologies change how we should think about interface design as both consumers and designers.
3.1 Million Pixels Are Heavy
If you want to take advantage of the new iPad's gorgeous screen (and of course you do), every image you push down the wire is about to put on a ton of weight. That has implications in lots of places and for lots of people.
Farewell, Big Medium
Difficult news: development, support, and sales will no longer be offered for Big Medium.
More and more, when we refer to mobile, what we really mean is “non-traditional computing devices and environments,” a stodgy mouthful that really boils down to not the desktop.
We need a new term for our sprawling landscape of devices.
A Day Made of Glass
The folks at Corning put together a heckuva concept video that peeks into the near future of touchscreen interfaces.
Designing for Touch
The good folks at .net magazine indulged me by letting me grace their website with a slew of guidelines for touch design.
QR Codes Are Footnotes, Not Ads
Go figure, but pulling someone through a QR code means we have to give people information they actually want or need.
Gestures in #NewNewTwitter
Big changes are afoot in the new Twitter app for iPhone, with both good and bad things happening with the app's gesture interactions. Here's a hard look.
A 1922 silent movie shows off perhaps the first mobile phone, "Eve's Wireless," a contraption that required a fire hydrant and an umbrella to work.
The iPad is a device suited for sitting or reclining, which certainly makes it a device of contemplation, and yep, that's the perfect state of mind for reading or watching a movie. But it's a mistake to think of it as "only" a new-fangled book or tv screen. Contemplation is not the same as passivity.
Tapworthy in China (and Japan! and Spain!)
“Touch People's Hearts” is the translated title of the Chinese edition of my book Tapworthy (触动人心
), and I couldn't be more tickled.