Posts Tagged ‘smartphone ’

Designer. Sui Generis

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

His true legacy is that he made the digital analogue. He turned ‘stuff’ into enduring delight. And what one business would have seen as irrelevant, expensive design detail, he made glorious, emotional connectivity. ~Richard Seymour, designer

His Legacy

In countless tributes to Steve Jobs, Apple devotees are understandably praising him for redefining several consumer electronics categories — the computer, the mouse, the MP3 player, the smartphone and the tablet.

Apple’s sleek devices resonate with users through all the noise and clutter of their lives, whether they’re in Johannesburg, Shanghai or São Paulo.

But Jobs’ impact extends beyond Apple’s wildly successful product line. Jobs not only raised the bar on consumer electronics, he transformed the discipline of design. Due to the universal appeal of his work, he revolutionized the way designers everywhere approach their work.

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Aspen ’08 Ideas

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Last week’s ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL once again brought together some very impressive participants and the presenters’ videos have been posted.  For those not familiar with the annual festival, here’s a blurb from the organizers:

Imagine some of the most inspired and provocative writers, artists, scientists, business people, teachers and leaders – drawn from myriad fields, from across the country and from around the world – all gathered in a single place, ready to teach, speak, lead, question and answer – all interacting with an audience of thoughtful people, who have stepped back from their day-to-day routines to delve deeply into a world of ideas, thought and discussion.

I haven’t had a chance to sample many of the video clips yet. But one of the more enjoyable so far has been Walt Mossberg’s entertaining talk on The Future of the Internet and the Rise of the Cell Phone.  Among other things, he suggests the interesting, broader implications of the device “formerly known as the cell phone,” (aka smart phone).

Want more?  Visit Mossberg’s and partner, Kara Swisher’s informative site, AllThingsD