Product manager: "We need a breakthrough, a natural interface for this device that is instantly recognizable. I've got it! Let's make it a virtual office. People can store names and phone numbers by clicking on a cute Rolodex thingy, the calendar will look like a calendar people hang on the wall, the e-mail app we can represent with an envelope. We'll even have a virtual window people can "look" out of to see the weather. A real virtual office!"And thus a tech legend is born.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Microsoft Bob Mobile
Acer's jumping into the smartphone hurricane, and at least some of the handsets are using Windows Mobile. One of their models has what appears to be a Bob interface. I cannot figure out what is going through the minds of product managers and developers as they come up with these interfaces.
Posted by Lou Minatti at 7:23 PM