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Incunabula, Skeuomorphs, and Ugly Books: A Plea for Progressive Design

This presentation presents the parallels between the design shortcomings of the first printed books with those of contemporary ebook platforms.

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Incunabula, Skeuomorphs, and Ugly Books: A Plea for Progressive Design

  1. 1. Electronic Incunabula <ul><li>@exprima </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Scribal Era
  3. 3. Incunabula
  4. 4. Incunabula Evolving
  5. 5. Incunabula Nevermore
  6. 6. Adaptive Radiation
  7. 7. Interesting (?)
  8. 8. Skeuomorphs
  9. 9. “ One way to increase the perceived value of your application is to replicate the look of high-quality or precious materials.”
  10. 10. “… take the time to make sure the material looks realistic and valuable.”
  11. 11. Interaction Design (IxD) defines the structure and behavior of interactive products and services. Interaction Designers create compelling relationships between people and the interactive systems they use... - IXDA Website The practice of designing interactive...products, environments, systems and services. - Alan Cooper Interaction Design is the creation of a dialogue between a person and a product, service, or system. - Jon Kolko IxD Saves the Day
  12. 12. 1.upper layer 2.transparent electrode layer 3.transparent micro-capsules 4.positive charged white pigments 5.negative charged black pigments 6.transparent oil 7.electrode pixel layer 8.bottom supporting layer 9.light 10.white
  13. 15. OMG
  14. 16. FTW!
  15. 17. Ceci tuera cela.
  16. 18. Ceci tuera cela ?
  17. 19. <ul><li>Incunabula </li></ul><ul><li>Skeuomorphs </li></ul><ul><li>IxD </li></ul><ul><li>OMG </li></ul><ul><li>FTW! </li></ul><ul><li>Ceci tuera cela </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>