I didn’t figure I’d fall in love with the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S for its headlights. This, after all, is a car that has 640 horsepower, does zero-to-60 in 2.6 seconds and tops out at 205 mph. I figured I’d be into it for mostly those reasons, which are pretty solid positives in any context.
Piloting an ocean exploration ship or Martian research shuttle is serious business. Let’s hope the control panel is up to scratch. Two studs wide and angled at 45°, the ubiquitous “2×2 decorated slope” is a LEGO minifigure’s interface to the world.
The second wave of COVID-19 infections has dashed all illusions of going back to the way things were before. Permanent, radical shifts in corporate policy are becoming more mainstream every day.
Users often perceive aesthetically pleasing design as design that’s more usable. Productivity soars when a computer and its users interact at a pace (<400ms) that ensures that neither has to wait on the other.