[LINK] Jobs not all bad

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Oct 10 20:16:08 AEDT 2011

On 10/10/2011, at 6:57 PM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> An ATM cash machine is a computer and it "just works". If you dumb it
> down enough, everything can "just work". But you need complexity to do
> some things.
> Try to do some low-level photo editing on your ATM cash machine with
> its "simplified" screens-based interface...

A good example: as a designer, I'm amazed at what people are doing on iPads in the artistic space. Partially because it ain't Photoshop, and partially because art interfaces on the iPad are moving in a totally different direction to Photoshop.

ps. I object to 'dumb down' - it's the wrong description. The implication from this is that 'power users' (i.e. real artists) need to have all the bells and whistles that a complex interface can afford. I believe that this is the wrong approach: a complex interface impedes real art.


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