iWatch mockups

I suppose I have several posts on smartwatches because they involve three of my interests: responsive design, user interface (UI) design and user experience (UX) design. Here are some luscious presentations of what Apple’s iWatch – which Apple may introduce in 2014 as an accessory to the iPhone – may look like and offer, the first from Thomas Bogner, the second from Todd Hamilton.

Thomas Bogner's iWatch mock-up.

Thomas Bogner’s iWatch mock-up.

Todd Hamilton's iWatch mock-up.

Todd Hamilton’s iWatch mock-up.

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Information design: a good graphic transmits information faster than… a PowerPoint display

The graphic below on What Makes [US] Health Care So Expensive? from Time.com (20 Feb 2013) is compact and content-rich. How many slides and how much more time would be needed were PowerPoint chosen to transmit the information?

What Makes [US] Health Care So Expensive?

What Makes [US] Health Care So Expensive?

Why do calculators for phones, tablets and laptop and desktop computers still resemble plastic calculators popularized in the 1970s?

I haven’t tried it myself, the Tydlig app. But, according to Tydligapp.com:

Tydlig is a revolutionary new kind of calculator for iPad and iPhone that sheds the legacy limitations of old devices, for a truly modern experience.

Why do most iOS calculators look like someone taped an old plastic calculator to the screen? How come calculator apps still have buttons like MC/MR/M+/M- when there is enough room on modern devices to store all numbers you could ever think of?

Tydlig starts with a clean sheet, then by only adding interface components that truly makes sense on iPhone and iPad it lets you focus on what really matters: your calculations.

Tydlig - the calculator reimagined for iPhones and iPads.

Tydlig – the calculator reimagined for iPhones and iPads.