Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Apple still defines the future of computing interfaces

It's been nearly two years since I first wrote about Apple defining the touch computing experience. Now they're taking us all a step further with the introduction of the iPad, which has earned the unfortunate monicker of an 'iPod on Steroids'. This new, larger touch interface brings a whole new range of possibilities for how people can interact with the device. Things that felt cramped before now have room to breath.

Along with the added space, Apple is taking the opportunity to introduce entirely new interface capabilities, and in the process continuing to write the book on user experience. I expect that the general conventions that Apple includes as part of their touch-capable OS will eventually become the standard across the industry.

Take a look at the guided tours they put up this week and you get a sense of what I'm talking about...

1 comment:

  1. I still prefer an apple computer over other new ones because it doesn't get easily hang and there are no viruses that could enter the OS. That's why I'm planning to get an apple computer financing for my two child because they'll be entering college soon.