My secret project for the last few months has been working on this new interface for Omnidrive. We have taken ideas from Windows XP, Vista, and MacOsX. There’s still some work to do to refine the design, but I’m very happy with the ajax enhanced interactions. Check out the post from TechCrunch for more analysis. I’m happy to hear any suggestions on this layout.
Does this two site looks awfully similar to you? I’m not even sure which site I’m looking at if I didn’t look at the logo, yet these are two major newspaper competitors. How far should you go if you follow the usability guidelines, even though I know, these are done by the same designer 🙂
I’ve always wanted to be abit of a futurist. Ever since the 911 terrorist attack, the world doesn’t look like it’s going to be a better place. North Korea is testing their missiles, while Israel is flying their missiles around the middle east. Religion has came back as a controversial topic, there’s books like the Da Vinci Code, movies like The Crusades, Syriana, Munich and Paradise Now. Oil prices and gold prices have stayed up and going up. Fuel alternatives have never taking off because oil prices have been very low, cheaper than milk, especially in the US. Will this trigger more innovations in alternative energy? The fuel price is so high because of some basic economic laws – supply cannnot meet demand, instead, we thought they were running out. This world is controlled by a few powerful people. Most of our lifes rely on the inventions of a few very smart people.
Iraqi Oil Production
“Shortly after its failed 1990 invasion of Kuwait and imposition of resulting trade embargos, Iraq’s oil production fell from 3.5 million barrels per day to around 300,000 barrels per day. By February 2002, Iraqi oil production had recovered to about 2.5 million barrels per day. Iraqi officials had hoped to increase the country’s oil production capacity to 3.5 million barrels per day by the end of 2000, but did not accomplish this given technical problems with Iraqi oil fields, pipelines, and other oil infrastructure.”
There seems to be alot more interests in North Korea’s missile testing than Israel’s use of missiles on palestinian civilians. Why is there more press about North Korea than Israel/Palestinian conflict? Who is in control of the information that we receive? “Mainstream media kidnapped by Israel”
There’s always two sides to a story, just like the Chinese theory of yin and yang. There’s obviously some hidden agendas to which side of story you go for. Unless we drop our capitialist greed, there’s no hope for a better world in the future. Great things were never a product of greed. The future of earth and human race depend on us to make the choice.
– “The Inconvient Truth” movie with Al Gore on Global Warming.
Finally there’s some innovative UI that is much more intuitive to human movement as opposed to the ‘user friendly mouse’. I would love to see more of this and hope to see an alternative to mouse clicking on my pc sometime soon.