I stumbled across a great piece on Network World recapping a presentation from Tony Fadell from the Bloomberg Design Conference. The most amazing point captured was that Apple would ship 99% of the products worked on vs his experience at Philips earlier in his career where the ratio was the exact opposite!
Great piece from the recent PSFK conference … I enjoy the Outlier brand and this is fun look at how it all got started.
In what has to be the lamest idea I’ve seen touted in a very long time, Microsoft has decided that Isaac Mizrahi (who has no mobile or technology design credit) knows more about what the on device experience should be like.
The designers are working to improve the background wallpaper, color schemes, and the look of scroll bars and other elements in the Windows Mobile interface, Woodman said. The goal is to let users personalize their phones, he added.
Windows Mobile, while potentially powerful, suffers from classic Microsoft design complexity. I look forward to seeing what comes from this experiment …
In a statement, Mizrahi said, “Phones are just as much a fashion statement as the clothes you wear. As a designer, I’m excited to team up with Microsoft to bring forth fresh and funky new ways for people to make their Windows phones a part of their personality. Cast aside your old black phone and make this about color and fun.”
Should be fun. Not.
Porsche Design Sled via Gentleman’s Gadgets.