As the roots of Apple's OS X, NeXT
is fairly well known. Have you actually seen one
Save the Scrollbar! [slate.com]
Why are Apple, Google, and Facebook eradicating a linchpin of user interface design?
The Shrine of Apple
--a (sill in progress) archive of photos and specs for Apple's complete product history.
Home Computing in the Future
, according to Freescale Semiconductor (Vimeo) [more inside]
Inventor of CTRL-ALT-DEL ridicules Bill Gates.
"'I may have invented CTRL-ALT-DEL, but Bill Gates made it famous". Video clip of the episode, via TUAW
, who say "The funniest part is the expression, or lack thereof, on the face of Bill."
A history of the GUI
from the 1930s through the 90s. Also see Vannevar Bush's visionary 1945 essay As we May Think,
which helped to set the wheels in motion. (Check out the Ars Technica discussion
for good related links and commentary.) (via The Sideshow)
Adobe announces new round of design applications.
Inspring groans from designers everywhere who just got used to the CS apps, Adobe announced today CS2
, 18 months after the last version. Included in the updates are Photoshop
and a new component called Bridge
. The only hitch in the planned obsolescence model is that all the applications will now require product activation
, thereby inspiring crackers everywhere to get busy.
Following a long history of innovative designs
Apple has created a loyal following. Today they released their newest
into the wild.
cool information design
from ben fry at MIT (via newstoday.com)
... anyone else have any links to share of particularly good
information designers/design? merry x-mas all.
Lick Me, I'm A Mackintosh.
One columnist's ode/rant re: Apple's design ethos.
isn't saying, though he'll probably weigh in. mathowie
'll probably like it since he seems to dig those Adaptive Path
guys. It's elegant
, it's like a pleased-with-itself polar bear
, it's the AIfIA
and there are probably more than 25 reasons
it's a Good Thing.
ConceptPC @ Intel
- pretty much interesting...response from PCs to iMac-mania?....gimme a MagicBean
!! (flash required)
Roger Black on Design.
MacAddict put up an interview with Roger Black from their August 2000 issue. There are a couple of interesting points as in his take on transitioning from print to web:
"I think that the main thing is pretty much to work as you would in print design. A good designer always focuses on the reader or the customer, the viewer, whatever the end-user is. You just have to do that on the Net the same way you do in print.... I do not believe that the technological hurdles are that big. It doesn't seem to me that big of a deal.... Most of the stuff we do on the Web is not particularly difficult. Almost anybody, particularly anybody under thirty growing up in our society has enough technological culture to work with it. Don't get scared. It’s not that big of a deal."