Invisible apps, magically blending into background while delivering value to the user are often considered a holy grail of product design.
Robin, an office application app shows that blending into background might not be as easy or as as desirable. Two key points for me were:
Interfaces . . .
It was the week of recap and forward-looking pieces. Matter's bundle stood head and shoulders above rest.
Other than that, curious that Butterfield of Slack is writing on audio. I always thought Slack really nailed audio snippets very . . .
fiction - "J" Howard Jacobson
non-fiction - "Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products" Leander Kahney
cookbook - "Eating with the Chefs" Per-Anders Jörgensen
tune - "Máximo Says"Molly Nillson
shop - Centro Italia
restaurant - Blackfoot
thing online - Monument Valley
Whatever it was, it is well worth the wait.
This is the first year I caught Radio . . .
...and other curious creatures
Back in November, this Twitter prompt for a book recommendation got me thinking.
Alas, I could not think of any on the spot. A few weeks later, having given it some thought, here is . . .
You got a driving log consisting of a chain of destination and origin points and times associated with them. How do you sort them within the app?
Paper is simple. App? Not so much
In the paper skeuomorph, the order is clear - you book the oldest trip first, starting from the origin to destination. You continue, and you get nice & . . .
Excellent dissection of the old "I've saved Latin, what did you do" defence, so often used in startup context.
To say “stfu & build something,” or some variation thereof, is to demand that a critic engage you on your own narrow terms—terms which may well be a subject of the criticism in the first . . .
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