You decide - Screen Size

6 Jan 2005 - 1:32pm
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Jonathan Grubb
2004

>But they do, don't they? I'd like to see some data/charts myself, but,
>as an example, the original Macintosh from 1984 had a 9" screen (and
>before that, people worked with Osbornes and their stamp-sized 5"
>displays), the first iMac from 1998 had a 15-incher, and the current
>offerings sport 17" or 20" LCDs, without any obvious intentions to stop
>growing.

Sorry for bringing up a pesky off-topic issue again, but...

These screen size discussions ignore mobile devices. Looks like we're evolving from a standard medium size (9"-15") toward a split between large desktop/livingroom screens (20"-50"?), medium laptop screens (12"-16") and tiny mobile screens (1"-5"). Obviously the browsing experience should be different for each size, but the inclusion of mobile devices throws a 1"-5" wrench in Jakob's fat link ideas. (And good luck convincing Nokia to add a "Terms & Conditions" button!)

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6 Jan 2005 - 2:09pm
Listera
2004

> but the inclusion of mobile devices throws a 1"-5" wrench in Jakob's fat link
> ideas. (And good luck convincing Nokia to add a "Terms & Conditions" button!)

Jonathan, you're so behind the technology curve being erected by the
Usability Professionals it's not even funny.

Have you not noticed the growing presence of tiny buttons along walls
everywhere around you? Those small buttons in rows of 64 (128, 512,1024 max)
cropping up everywhere you look? Read along:

<http://www.gigaom.com/2004/12/projecter_in_you.php>

That's how you project your mobile's screen on a wall nearby, carefully
align on the buttons, presto, bingo! Free the people!

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

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