This is part 2 of a 2-part article. Part 1 can be found here. Recap Market Research gives the customer what they ask for. It’s like giving a gift from a list. Great design is … Continue reading
I’ve been staring at the above chart and I think there’s a lot we can learn from it. 1) Facts 1.1) Desktops are used most during working hours and their usage tails off at night....
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This article was inspired by an analogy used by Ben Thompson in his wonderful article entitled “Christmas Gifts And The Meaning Of Design.” His article can be found here. Part 2 of this … Continue reading
Following Microsoft’s Earnings, a lot of people started talking about how “successful” the Surface 2-in-1 computer was becoming. That reminded me of the following anecdote: Tristan Bernard (1866–1947), was a French dramatist and novelist. A...
PC Resurgent The PC market turnaround is real. ~ Bob O’Donnell (@bobodtech) 10/15/14 Q: IS THE PC MARKET TURNAROUND REAL? A: No. Macs are resurgent. Google Chrome is slowly gaining ground. However, sales of traditional … Continue reading
Schadenfreude |ˈSHädənˌfroidə | noun | pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. ORIGIN German Schadenfreude, from Schaden ‘harm’ + Freude ‘joy.’ Samsung has reported a 60% fall in quarterly profits. Just three years ago, … Continue reading
What Is A Tech Geek? Definition: “Tech Geek” Someone with ridiculous skills on a computer/phone/iPod/other electronical device and scares us mere earthlings. they have a habit of breaking these after stretching them beyond their ability … Continue reading
With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Evolutionary Or … Continue reading
Microsoft has introduced three new ads for its Surface Pro 3 tablets called “Power,” “Head to Head,” and “Crowded.” You can view them HERE. The Good The ads are well done. Clever, funny, short and … Continue reading
I’m (supposed to be) on vacation this week, but I saw an article by Peter Bright of Ars Tecnica, that got my dander up: “Op-Ed: Tablets really are the new PCs; nobody needs to buy … Continue reading
On Saturday, I explained why The Smartphone Is Not Merging With the PC. Apple and Google are moving in almost opposite directions from one another. But Microsoft? Their personal computing design philosophy is taking them...
Yesterday, I reviewed some of Dieter Rams’ Design philosophies and tried to apply them to existing and potential wearable products. I decided to leave out the following section on the difference between Choice and Decision … Continue reading