In my life I only want things to go right.
With 450.000 iPads sold in the first week of its introduction, look forward to UID to take a good leap toward improved ease of use. The introduction of touch screen solutions will positively affect desktop apps as well.
We cannot do the silly, nit picky things with our fingers that we do with the pointer of the mouse cursor—less clutter, less fumbling, more generosity, readable type may well be amongst what we get to take home.
User interface design does not undergo frequent changes as overly excited strategists want us to believe. The contrary is true.
Dominant changes in interface design occur in predictable intervals and not from one second to the other.
Once accepted by a global user community the mechanics and metaphors stay with us reliably for some while. The introduction of the iPhone and now the iPad demands interface designs to become more intuitive and more simple if for the mobile device then also for the desktop computer.
|Old World||New world|
|Point and Click||Swoosh of Fluidity|
|Aftivicial, Indirect||Indirect, Natural|
courtesy techcrunch article "Next Big Thing" by John Doerr
Long before anyone has gathered knowledge on how the iPad is being used, I have stumbled upon two shopping applications for the iPad and yes I can see families gather comfortably on their living room couch to do their shopping together.
GILT group provides invitation only Shopping on a first come first served basis for premium brand offers at up to 70% off retail. They have a first iPad app out, get it here.
And then there is GAP for the iPad
Done by digital agency AKQA.