Miphone: love it, love it, love it

I have had my iphone since around lunch today, when FedEx dropped it off.

I have to say, I LOVE IT. I really haven’t even used it as a phone yet… I think I’ve made 2 calls all day. I seriously can’t stop picking it up. Ok, ok, I know I’m totally geeking out.

What do I love about it, out of the box?

  • email setup: I have my work and personal account humming along, and it took less than 5 minutes. It took me an hour to set up just my work account on my bberry
  • UX: this has been beaten to death, but the UX is just superb. It’s really a pleasure to use. The gesture control, like flicking and squeezing are totally natural
  • ID: it’s a beautiful object. It just looks so hot.
  • Media: photos, music and video… to me, these will likely be “nice to have’s”. Although, as I think about it, I watched about 30 minutes of you tube today. Haven’t done that in a while.
  • Online: Apple really nailed this. IT’s not as great as sitting at my desk with my 27″ monitor and 8 gbps downstream, but it is light years away from any WAP-based web experience.

That’s all for now. I’m going to continue to play.

Blogging & Design: Jesse breaks it down

Jesse Thomas from Ogilvy breaks down his POV blogs in general, and blog design specifically.

My takeaway after viewing: Why do we have SO many ugly babies out there? I think the availability of reaymade tools and hosted solutions has led to many of us who should know better (me included) accepting the “common” in ux design as opposed to designing the extraordinary.

I also liked his allusion to blogging as “wunderkammers” or curiousity shops.

Check it: http://www.jess3.com/podcamp/Blog_Design_v2.ppt