Archive pour la catégorie ‘Concept d’interface

Concept d’interface pour un table de DJ

Mardi 19 avril 2011

Concept d’interface pour appareil photo numérique

Vendredi 15 avril 2011

Spokeo: new trend in internet privacy

Mardi 1 février 2011

Find a person on Spokeo (USA residents only for now) and you might immediately learn his/her age, relationship status, family situation and family members, how their house looks like and… how much it costs. For free. If you decide to pay, the website promises to let you know much more about this person: his virtual social life, income, hobbies, pictures and so on. With all our information being dispersed everywhere on the internet there comes inevitably a point that someone connects the pieces together and your profile comes alive, in all its detail.

You can see this as a threat to your privacy or you can find it a logical and in a couple of years probably perfectly acceptable development. What is slightly disturbing is that your profile is there by default. You can remove it, if you don’t want it to be seen. For now you can do it for free. The information is also said to be largely inaccurate. For now…

Zones d’activité sur iPhone et iPad

Mardi 18 janvier 2011

Peu de concepteurs d’interfaces semblent se préoccuper de la prise en main des smartphones ou tablettes tactiles.

Ainsi, nous avions abordé récemment l’inconvénient du poids de l’iPad, son impact en terme de prise en main et donc ses corolaires en terme de design d’interface.

Dan Saffer fait écho à cette problématique dans son article sur les zones d’activité. Il propose plusieurs schémas qui montrent les zones d’accès dites « facile » (easy) et « plus difficile » (reach) sur les iPhones et iPad.

Pour ces schémas, il présuppose que l’on saisit l’iphone à une main (droitier) et l’iPad à deux mains. Bien entendu, lorsque l’on prend l’iphone dans une main et que l’on utilise l’index de son autre main, le problème ne se pose pas.

Je trouve çà dommage d’être obligé d’utiliser son téléphone à deux mains.
Néanmoins lorsqu’on consulte leurs guidelines, on serait tenté de croire qu’Apple veut que l’on utilise leur produit à deux mains.

The feel-good interface

Jeudi 6 janvier 2011

After passing the security control at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam), I stumbled upon this interesting device.

The figures in large font are the cumulative rating the airport visitors give the security procedure they just have been through. The rating is done with a delightfully simple touchscreen interface:

Caption reads « Please rate the speed at security »
This device left me wondering about its true function. Of course, the obvious one is to gather feedback from the travelers on how quick the security control is working. But in an already very optimized process and with the current amount of security regulations is there really so much to be improved? So what is the meaning behind this little console? I believe it is « relief ». After you have spent time in a long queue, has been told to remove all your belongings and shoes, forced to expose your luggage and probably hand-searched as well, this interface is like your own little personal revenge. So that you walk away satisfied.

The future of mobility by Mozilla – Seabird

Vendredi 24 septembre 2010

Yours faithfully

Jeudi 2 septembre 2010

How did the wealthy and educated of the past – say 18 or 19 century – usually begin their day? Just like we do: by reading their mail. After that they sat down to write the replies, which were lengthy, calligraphic, grammatically impeccable and of the finest style, so this activity often occupied a large part of the day. The most personal thing about these letters was, of course, the handwriting: perfected day after day, a skill that is rapidly being lost in our times as the communication is replaced by computerized text.
Now there is a service allowing you to retain some of that original, personal quality: Pilot Handwriting.

But it comes with a problem. When opening a handwritten letter that looks like the one in the video one would naturally expect it to be – well, impeccable and of the finest style. And we are not used to caring much about our style, grammar or punctuation nowadays.
By the way, do you know that in 18th century they sometimes used to write « cross-letters » to save money? Smaller letters were cheaper.
crossed letter

Culture Web 2.0

Jeudi 26 août 2010

Every time I feel like taking advantage of Paris rich cultural life I am confronted with information websites that do not satisfy my needs, are not easy to search or do not show the kind of information I want to see. Now it seems that I have found a website quite answering my needs: 75.agendaCulturel.fr. It has a strong Web 2.0 flavor, a clear layout with large user-friendly typography, enticing visual design and, most of all, simple and effective search. Sometimes the design seems almost too « friendly », with huge typeface and a lot of white space, giving an impression of being still « under development ». But it is definitely a good start… of my cultural weekend.

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Design communautaire, le concept progresse…

Vendredi 30 juillet 2010

Il y a quelques temps, je vous faisais part de mes doutes sur l’efficacité du design communautaire. Or, il semble que le projet communautaire de Nokia avance bien quand on voit les sketches qui sont proposés.


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Vous pouvez voter.

Minority Report interface is coming « soon ».

Mercredi 9 juin 2010




I really liked :

  • the « rapid » prototyping of the interface concepts they did. Great job!
  • the idea of dividing architectural spaces (light & shadow, etc.)
  • the Minority Report UI guidelines. How cool is that!!!
  • the partial film editing, by this I mean you can take one guy from the scene and add another one from another film. WOW.



Personally, I really do think that 3D navigation will reach their full potential when we will be able to have this kind of input.