18 July 2008

Tufte endorses iPhone

New York Times has added to existing iPhone hype with claims that web sites crafted specifically for the iPhone are more focused and usable than their full-screen counterparts. Gurus are wheeled in to comment: Don Norman commenting that the portrait orientation is a step forward allowing users to see more; Ben Shneiderman commenting that purpose-designed i-Phone sites succeed because they prioritise 'the juicy stuff'; and Edward Tufte has made a (not entirely uncritical) video extolling the lack of clutter ('computer administrative debris') in iPhone applications (his theme is that high resolution, well-used, brings quality to data presentation).

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