Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 22:04 UTC
Apple Even though I was extremely sceptical of this whole tablet thing, I bought an iPad 2 a few weeks ago. Obviously, this occasion couldn't pass by without a proper review of the thing on OSNews, so here we are. Inside, my view on the iPad 2, and more importantly, how my perception of tablets has been turned around completely.
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UI innovation ?
by Tractor on Mon 4th Jul 2011 13:23 UTC
Tractor
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2006-08-18

Interesting article.

One inconsistency point though :
you seem to castigate Apple and its competitors at large for not trying enough to depart themselves from the WIMP user interface,
yet, at the same time, you castigate any application that do not strictly respect UI guidelines.

Well, choose your side.

You *could* say that this is not in contradiction, first set the UI innovation, then enforce it into HIG, but obviously, you can't expect a well-polished UI innovation to come out from nowhere. This is just forgetting how innovation works : by trials and errors.

You can't have both : opening the field to new ideas, most of which will ultimately fail, while a few ones will open new possibilities, cannot be done by forbidding any attempt at doing UI differently.

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