The desktop computer used to be the hub of your digital life. Then the smartphone joined the family. The tablet was supposed to fit in between those two, and the smartwatch was your phone companion. In the end, the phone became … Continue reading The Personal Form Factor
“There’s an app for that” was a popular phrase thrown around a few years ago. The phrase optimistically noted that in this technological era, whatever task was at hand, you could probably find an app on your pocket-carried supercomputer that would help you … Continue reading Apps Are Dead
The new Pixel phones by Google have started shipping, and one feature of the new phone is a redesigned home-screen which favors round icons: Photo from The Verge Android has previously been known for allowing any arbitrary silhouette to go in their … Continue reading The App Icon
Let’s discuss, for the moment, the Home button. It’s the quintessential interface on smartphones. As pioneered by the iPhone, its behavior arguably defined the user experience of the rest of the operating system. It suggested apps were a modal experience, and that a … Continue reading Home Button
In my welcome post, I alluded to a rumor that Google was set to unveil a new operating system on their October 4th event. That did not happen. Supposedly the OS is still coming, but it looks like any preview is … Continue reading Andromeda Is Full of Stars
I hope to blog here on a weekly basis about new developments in UI design, specifically surrounding operating systems and platforms. I’m launching this now because we are at a crucible where the lines between platforms are blurring, and operating … Continue reading Welcome to UI Fabrics!