review archives

Jared Spool has written a great article on what goes into a well-done critique . We have several design team reviews each month, plus many additional reviews with customers and stakeholders on specific projects. The points reviewed here about respect, design ownership, and tact are highly relevant to both kinds of reviews.

posted by ted on Tuesday, Sep 23, 2008 · 3 comments

iPhone: First Impressions

I’ve been using an iPhone for just over a week now and just can’t resist sharing my two cents. First, a personal note. I spent three years working on mobile device software. I spent a lot of time and effort trying to dream up “the next big things” in mobile devices. To be blunt, I never even came close to imagining something as cool and amazing as the iPhone, let alone designing, building and shipping it. Honestly, this device just humbles me. Even though this device is far from perfect, it still defines the terms “Innovation” and “Revolutionary”. Webster is updating his dictionary as I type. So here’s my pros and cons after my first week of iPhone.



There’s definitely some v1-ness here, especially with regards to corporate scenarios. But I still love the device and no way am I giving it up. This is classic Apple. They give you so much to love that its easy to overlook and live with the flaws. I mean who cares that Safari crashed again, I’m flipping through album covers with my finger here!

posted by tadd on Monday, Jul 09, 2007