A great post by Bret Victor where he goes on a bit of a rant about what many in the industry see as the “future” of the interfaces that we build for digital experiences. His problem? He sees many of the visions of the future as timid increments from the status quo, which he states is “actually rather terrible”. Thinking like Bret’s will push us all forward into thinking about how things “should work” because they are right… not an evolution of things that were wrong from the beginning.
Over the last several years, our teams at Roundarch have had many unique opportunities to devise and execute truly innovative solutions for clients. Many of the companies that we work with seek out our services when they feel they need to break new ground or create a positive disruption and sometimes even defy the status quo.
When our clients find success, the formula most often begins with an exceptionally well-crafted strategy supported by Roundarch’s ability to deliver on user experience; visual and technical solutions that ultimately help set them apart from their competition or solve their business problems.
Dave Meeker, director of emerging technology at Roundarch, was interviewed on The Digital Scene Show during our participation in Adobe MAX 2009 in October. Dave discusses the innovative work we are doing with Tesla Motors and explains our prototyping process with Tesla. He expands on the development of the 17-inch touch screen panel to be incorporated into the console of the new all-electric Model S Sedan set for production in 2011. It is a compelling interview about our ongoing effort with Tesla to develop a first-of-its-kind infotainment system that will be the cornerstone of the user experience in the future vehicles.
“Microsoft’s decision to forgo backward compatibility with Windows Mobile was somewhat controversial, but going with Silverlight for application development in Windows Phone 7 was the right call. In doing so, Microsoft is empowering developers with .NET experience to hit the ground running and start building apps for Windows Phone 7.
“Microsoft might be onto something with their use of Microsoft Silverlight as the standard way to develop applications for Windows Phone 7 devices,” said Dave Meeker, director of emerging technology at Roundarch, a user experience and technology design firm that works primarily with the Fortune 500 and large government organizations.”