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Interface Design

The True cost of a CMS

Image courtesy of Library of Congress – Amelia Rosser as Ireland (April 1920)

We often are asked to ensure that our software is “easily updatable”. A decent client facing CMS seems too often to be a pre-requisite to an interactive’s design. Now, we use CMS for handling the content a lot, but that decision, always comes at the end of the initial design process. It should never be determined at the beginning.

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What a difference a day makes…

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of iPhone. The one that transformed the mobile industry overnight. In preparing to write something about it I thought I would dial back the clock and read through ArsTechnica’s excellent (20,000 word) review. The internet in your pocket, an onscreen keyboard, YouTube on demand, no Flash were just some of the highlights. But two things struck me most about it — multitouch and text messages.

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A Not so Smart Home

I noticed a disturbing trend six months ago when I was shopping around for “Smart Home” accessories. On any of the sites that sorted the products by Rating or Popularity there was a always a clear winner (note website above). A physical light switch.

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