(The first in a series of posts on why everything we know about computer interfaces is soon to change... and why that is a great thing.)
If we're going to take apart the computer user interface, why not start with the fundamentals... the "click", for example.
My brother Mike sent through this brilliant (and brilliantly frustrating) interface that proves we CAN live without clicking. Who knew? The brainchild of Alex Frank and www.LXFX.de, dontclickit challenges us in the simplest way imaginable to begin to rethink the ways we interact with our computers.
Note: Especially worth it for the "mousecamp" games.
If we can leave the *click* behind, how many other standard pieces of the human-computer interaction can we get away from? More to come...
My friend John over at Blast Radius sent through this iPod / iPhone parody with a lot of exclamation points: a brilliant homage to the humble napkin, greatest visual communication device ever.
Since my book on "back of the napkin" business ideas will be hitting the bookstores in March, I've got to hand it to Steve Bullock Design -- this is the best ad for napkin-based thinking I've seen yet!