Definitely one of the best iPad app magazines out there. Except for the heavy Cadillac sponsorship. But would have to say that even the Cadillac ads are well designed.
This app for the pad is terrible. Mostly buggy, but lot of plain old poor usage. iPhone app is more capable. This feels like an alpha build.
So I’ve heard about cameras with projectors built in. That felt pretty gimmicky as a proposition. But everyone I showed this to generated the jaw drop effect. COOL! was the typical repsonse.
Nice navigation unit!
So lucky for me that Nook had production delivery problems. That just saved me $500. Now I’ll just wait for the ipad to come out.
On that note of products being late…that’s just a killer when it comes to generating sales and making business numbers. Designers should know this, but often don’t really assimilate the impact of being late and its consequences on the business. What does that mean to the design process?
Ok, i want one of these…there was something about the kindle, that made me wonder if I should plunk down $300, uh ok, $250 (since the intro of nook). I was unsure when I wrote about this a while back and am now certain, that i won’t buy a kindle.
For now, until i can go to Barnes and Noble to buy one, my thoughts based on what i’ve read on the web and what i can see in pics:
Look: winner Nook – ok the Nook is nice and clean, not a stunning design, the Kindle 2…pretty darn bland, i can see the braun/rams/bauhaus inspiration, but, still just too plain. And the original Kindle, well honestly, that thing was pretty ugly, I mean, look at that keyboard.
Technology: winner Nook – dual screens, gotta love it
UI: winner Nook – jury out, but the potential of, the dual screens!
Experience – Nook – bring it to a Barnes and Noble and read stuff for free. Phyigital Reality, making digital things act like real life things
Cool Factor: Nook
Had a discussion about this with another designer the other day regarding my minus ten series…bottom line, stuck in time isnt always a bad thing…as it can sometimes mean…Defining the times.
See some posts that had imagery that were Stuck in Time yet defined it as well.
what’s up with the random cowboy model kit? James Bond, the cowboy?
this thing blows those talking digital cards…ok so you can’t customize the message…but you can’t say this about the digital versions:
“Put da needle on da record…”