Any Ixder's working on physical products inthegroup?
3 Nov 2005 - 3:03pm
9 years ago
In answer to the original question, I am working on the design of some
physical phone related products and am happy to start a dialogue about that.
In terms of the ipod discussion below...I have an ipod and I love it *in
spite* of the interaction which frankly I often find confusing. Very
frequently, I am hitting the menu button at the wrong time instead of select
and I find the term "Menu" which really means "Back" on an iPod (sometimes)
to be very confusing and difficult to use. Having spoke with others, I know
that I am not alone in this observation.
I think it is interesting to note that I have an iPod anyway for the cool
factor and am not interested in the competitors. This is an issues that
we've been discussing a lot as I work on the physical device design that
we're currently working on.
> -----Original Message----- > From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com > [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On > Behalf Of Mark Canlas > Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 11:11 AM > To: 'Vishal iyer'; discuss at ixda.org > Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Any Ixder's working on physical > products inthegroup? > > [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant > quoted material.] > > > Most Ixd discussions in this group are related to web/desktop > > applications. Wondering if anyone working with design of physical > > product is here? Looking to start a general dialogue > specifically in > > this area. > > A prime example I can think of is the iPod. Although software > based, it is a device that occupies meatspace. One could > argue that its interaction design transcends the desktop and > pervades all layers of interaction, creating an... > experience. Easy to download, easy to manage, easy to > configure, easy to play... > > What is it? The iPod is "cool". That's pretty much it and > pretty cool to me. > =) > > And on an aside to physical design, I still think minimalism > is nice/key. I think the iPod is very minimalistic. All the > "iPod killers" out there seem so noisy/bulky. Why add all > these unnecessary curves to design? The iPod is just a prism > (?) with rounded edges. > > ________________________________________________________________ > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)! > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org > (Un)Subscription Options ... http://subscription-options.ixda.org/ > Announcements List ......... http://subscribe-announce.ixda.org/ > Questions .................. lists at ixda.org Home > ....................... http://ixda.org/ Resource Library > ........... http://resources.ixda.org >