SOS Alerts

Something new.

Happy to have played a small part in this. The team work on the overall idea, naming, branding, language, UX and UI and some high level design guidelines to help this important feature rollout consistently across products.

Alan Partridge on ‘Interaction Design’

Alan illustrates a hierarchy of alerts within the dashboard / fascia control system of the Rover 200. Wait for the reaction to the 2nd suggestion from Lynn.

In the Linton Travel Tavern car-park Alan is completely bored and has called Lynn into the car for some ‘paid conversation’. He’s further exasperated as he doesn’t know why his Rover make an alarm noise when he turns the key in the ignition. For the last ten minutes, he’s been exploring the possible reasons for the alarm. Lynn’s suggestions serve only to force Alan to explain a few things about in-car control systems.

SenseWall. More than Multi-Touch

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8660060&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1

SenseWall (preliminary) from Tiago Serra on Vimeo.

I love a bit of this.

Read the detail over at Create Digital Motion:

http://createdigitalmotion.com/2010/06/sensewall-open-free-platform-for-multi-touch-more-wants-your-work/

5 Music Apps for the iPad

Guilty as charged, an iPad post on the launch weekend. Bear with me – I’ll keep it short. Videos only!

Korg iEelectribe

RDJDJ RJC1000

Mixr

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf

AirHarp

GrooveMaker

Early days yet but it could be a great device for learning / reading / playing.

LifeStream by Experientia

via youtube.com

Snazzy lifestream interface by Experientia. Like it, but it looks a bit overblown and complex at the moment. Interesting though.

Blurb below:

Experientia designed and prototyped an interactive interface for visualising large quantities of information.

The first phase of the project created a benchmark document that presented a gallery of existing visualisation models and current methods of representing data.

After an initial design phase, involving co-creative workshops and concept generation, Experientia combined all their insights into a sophisticated visualisation prototype, together with a video presentation of the interface features, using software such as Flash and Processing.

“The deliverables are top-notch through and through — thinking, content, findings, approach, design, layout — everything is beautifully executed. I am so impressed. … [Experientia’s] are the best deliverables the Concept Development got in the year I worked there.”

Jenny Dunlop, past manager of the Vodafone Concept Development Group.

More here: http://experientia.com/projectsandclients/lifestream/

Windows 7 Sneak Preview

Microsoft have dropped the word Vista from all their advertising; but under the hood they’re making changes too.

It was big news when they removed bundled apps from Window 7 so they can focus on the core OS; meaning faster development and quicker smaller updates.

They’re also making smaller important UI tweaks and improvements.

Windows 7 Preview Taskbar

http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=61761

Windows 7 Window Resizing

http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=61761

Window 7 Preview Gestures

http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=61761

Nice easy wins from Microsoft. I hope the Mac team are paying attention.

via Lifehacker