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Tufte's iPhone

Written by on February 10, 2008

Edward Tufte is exploring how to improve the iPhone's interface (see the video).

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This is a great example of the things I wrote about in my article "Simplicity Rarely Means Less". By adding content and details you actually make it easier to accomplish your goals.

To clarify, add detail

- Edward Tufte

Note: Although I do like many of the concepts brought forward by Edward Tufte, I rarely agree with his sense of design. For instance, I do agree that the built in stock-market application on the iPhone is not that useful, and that Tufte's concept gives investors a more valuable tool. It also seriously lacks the elements of design. Functionality needs design to become really useful.

(via Edward Tufte)

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