A single tactile calendar to keep the company in sync is a pipe dream no matter how beautiful it might be.
CERN: Line Mode Browser
CERN is that often overlooked organization which straddles the boarder between Switzerland and France. Home to some of the most complex and sensitive machines humans have ever built, CERN has an amazing amount of technology and smarts. We were there to help document and simulate just one of their small side-projects: The Web.
The office sink is so poorly designed, it triggered this article about everything that’s wrong with it, and how it can be improved.
Remember, if the you’re doing it wrong, it’s not always your fault. It was the job of the designer to build a product that was both easy to understand and easy to use. When that fails we tend to blame ourselves for being stupid. We should be appalled at the bad design that we accept on a daily basis. Not any longer!
Shine-on you crazy ones!
As our devices get more and more advanced hardware, we can be wasteful with the processing power to create better experiences for the customers. The leap from command line to clickable desktop wasted thousands of pixels to always represent a trash car that’s rarely used. Now Apple has pushed back again and is wasting processing power and sensors to simulate reflections and lighting conditions in the interface. Is it wasteful, yes, is it a good idea, probably, have their raised the bar, definitely, but have they done it right?