Had to bid farewell to one of my favourite T-shirts today, I think it was a birthday present aquired visiting the colossal Itaipu damn in South America – one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.
Good memories from South America.
This encapsulates so much of what I think about how the world has changed for people. You can’t compare this to the experience you have nowadays in commercial air travel.
[Sourced from @HistoryInPics]
2 very minimalist approaches:
(original source: http://kottke.org/13/09/the-ernest-hemingway-burger)
Sleek, light, shiny perfection.
It worked, stored almost 4GB of songs, didn’t get updates that slowed it down to a crawl, and didn’t require your facetime all that much.
So this probably got implemented awhile ago, but how the blazes are you supposed to know that contacts are found by clicking on the Gmail word with the tiny arrow?
This is an example of trying to minimise the interface at the cost of usability, with negative results.
I know this is an established design, but I bet most people don’t understand the affordance in this lid for getting liquid out and into your cup.
This was in a shopping mall elevator in Turku, Finland. Can you figure out how the buttons relate to where you need to go?!
This one has bugged me for a while. Seems like a disconnect between the software and the planning of the self-checkout terminal. Here’s what happens:
It could have been better designed by either having the card reader close to the main display, or having the question about cashback coming up before you are asked to enter your card (which makes more sense anyway).
The old John Rocca was getting a bit too funky, upgraded to a nice Marimekko bag!