I don't know about you but when I'm trying to schedule something I find myself again and again needing to look across this week and next, but I've never found a calendar program that realizes and supports this super common use case.
Dear calendar makers here it is. Please steal this.
This is awesome.
In this way, a focus on episodes of performance turns our concerns from cognition, in which artifacts assist design thinking, to one of enactment, in which documents, spaces, tools, and bodies actively participating in producing the identities, responsibilities, and capacities of project constituents. It turns our attention to questions of political representation, materiality and politics. From this perspective, it is not necessarily how designers think but how they stage and orchestrate performances of the project that makes accountable, authoritative decision-making on behalf of clients and prospective users possible.
I'm super excited about the Pixies coming to the Schnitzer. Hoping I can figure out how to use this page to buy tickets. Worst part is with all this content they don't tell you when the tickets go on sale. Sigh...
iOS 7 takes the old interaction model of relying on real life equivalents to communicate concepts, explain items and provide affordances and dumps it on it's head. I won't go into detail about this but there is a great review of the new designs that gets to this point on Fresh Air.
So, a few days before the unveiling I was in Google Drive and getting really bummed out by this.
The default view of a Google Document is the old school "Print Layout". Looks nice enough but 99% of the Documents I create will never be printed. I mean the Document product it's self is loaded with features that eliminate the need to print.
I was getting bummed because my content was getting interrupted by this break and I wanted it to be formatted nicely for my client. So I turned this view off and this is what it looked like.
I have a great love of nostalgia, tradition and comfy things but it'll be nice when digital products stand tall and proud, respectful to their predecessors but true to themselves.
I imagine I need to take this critique too. I'm going to watch out for the instinct to do stuff like this. I bet we designers do it all the time without noticing.
Interesting enough we see this same problem with Mobile and legacy Desktop stuff. I'll have to dig up some examples.