iPod Touch, keeping in touch.

5 Sep 2007 - 6:02pm
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Shaun Bergmann
2007

Today I learned that sometimes, when working with your head down and 'nose
to the grindstone', it's a good idea to look up every now and then and take
a look around.

Apple launched the iPod Touch today.
I find it somewhat humorous that I've spent a good part of the last few
weeks re-designing the interface/interaction of the existing iPod to work
with the limitations / added functionality of a touchpanel, only to wake up
today and find out this has happened.

There are certainly some interesting factors introduced when you take away
the 'scroll wheel', and force the user to rely on touching the screen. I'm
dying to see what Apple has done with this change.

Has anybody seen any videos or clips of it's menu functionality?

Shaun Bergmann

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5 Sep 2007 - 6:19pm
Nasir Barday
2006

Sho 'nuff. Watch the keynote here:
http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/s83522y/event/index.html?internal=g4h5jl83a

Think iPhone sans phone and PIM functionality. Not much new interaction with
respect to the ideas behind the iPhone, aside from the iTunes Wi-Fi music
store (coming soon to iPhone) and the Facebook app. Oh, and you can now
YouTube on your iPod ...

- Nasir

On 9/5/07, Shaun Bergmann <shaunbergmann at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Today I learned that sometimes, when working with your head down and 'nose
> to the grindstone', it's a good idea to look up every now and then and
> take
> a look around.
>
> Apple launched the iPod Touch today.
> I find it somewhat humorous that I've spent a good part of the last few
> weeks re-designing the interface/interaction of the existing iPod to work
> with the limitations / added functionality of a touchpanel, only to wake
> up
> today and find out this has happened.
>
> There are certainly some interesting factors introduced when you take away
> the 'scroll wheel', and force the user to rely on touching the screen. I'm
> dying to see what Apple has done with this change.
>
> Has anybody seen any videos or clips of it's menu functionality?
>
> Shaun Bergmann
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5 Sep 2007 - 6:56pm
Shaun Bergmann
2007

Thanks!
and very nice indeed.
Haven't had any actual 'hands on' with the iPhone, but I'm impressed with
the little things they've thought of.
I'm equally impressed that the hardware is finally capable of allowing us to
not only think of the cool little things that "would be nice", but to
actually implement them.

I'm not so sold on the automatic Starbucks Button that appears when I'm
getting my coffee, (hopefully there's a way to disable that intrusion) but
the 'little things' they've done with the life inside each button is pretty
nice.

My world for a multitouch display.

On 9/5/07, Nasir Barday <nasir at userlicious.com> wrote:
>
> Sho 'nuff. Watch the keynote here:
>
> http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/s83522y/event/index.html?internal=g4h5jl83a
>
> Think iPhone sans phone and PIM functionality. Not much new interaction
> with respect to the ideas behind the iPhone, aside from the iTunes Wi-Fi
> music store (coming soon to iPhone) and the Facebook app. Oh, and you can
> now YouTube on your iPod ...
>
> - Nasir
>
>

5 Sep 2007 - 7:22pm
David Polinchock
2005

Can you really watch youtube or just the Apple version of youtube? Not
all youtube content plays on the iPhone. And they really need to add
Flash if they want it to be a real Internet experience!

David
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On Sep 5, 2007, at 7:19 PM, "Nasir Barday" <nasir at userlicious.com>
wrote:

> Sho 'nuff. Watch the keynote here:
> http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/s83522y/event/index.html?internal=g4h5jl83a
>
> Think iPhone sans phone and PIM functionality. Not much new
> interaction with
> respect to the ideas behind the iPhone, aside from the iTunes Wi-Fi
> music
> store (coming soon to iPhone) and the Facebook app. Oh, and you can
> now
> YouTube on your iPod ...
>
> - Nasir
>
>
> On 9/5/07, Shaun Bergmann <shaunbergmann at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Today I learned that sometimes, when working with your head down
>> and 'nose
>> to the grindstone', it's a good idea to look up every now and then
>> and
>> take
>> a look around.
>>
>> Apple launched the iPod Touch today.
>> I find it somewhat humorous that I've spent a good part of the last
>> few
>> weeks re-designing the interface/interaction of the existing iPod
>> to work
>> with the limitations / added functionality of a touchpanel, only to
>> wake
>> up
>> today and find out this has happened.
>>
>> There are certainly some interesting factors introduced when you
>> take away
>> the 'scroll wheel', and force the user to rely on touching the
>> screen. I'm
>> dying to see what Apple has done with this change.
>>
>> Has anybody seen any videos or clips of it's menu functionality?
>>
>> Shaun Bergmann
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>> List Guidelines ............ http://beta.ixda.org/guidelines
>> List Help .................. http://beta.ixda.org/help
>> Unsubscribe ................ http://beta.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>> Questions .................. list at ixda.org
>> Home ....................... http://beta.ixda.org
>>
> ________________________________________________________________
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> List Guidelines ............ http://beta.ixda.org/guidelines
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5 Sep 2007 - 7:28pm
Christopher Fahey
2005

> There are certainly some interesting factors introduced when
> you take away the 'scroll wheel', and force the user to rely
> on touching the screen. I'm dying to see what Apple has done
> with this change.

What's amazing to me is that the scroll wheel was, until now, the iPod's
signature feature. It takes a lot of guts to just toss that out. Of
course, they retain it in other models, but when a product's brand is so
intimately wrapped up in a UI, and the UI is discarded, well, that's
pretty daring.

-Cf

Christopher Fahey
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5 Sep 2007 - 8:06pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

> What's amazing to me is that the scroll wheel was, until now, the iPod's
> signature feature. It takes a lot of guts to just toss that out.

You know, *that* is the biggest news to come out of all this. Apple
revoutionized MP3 players with a signature design, and today they
pulled the plug on it completely with no way to know if their *new*
signature design will compete with the old one.

Of course, this time, they have a captive audience to build on.
Before, they were that pesky little computer company that no one
bothered about. ('Cept us pesky Mac users, of course.)

-r-

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