Monday, November 05, 2007

Willfullness and design

Here's a good little comment about the importance of "willfullness" as a necessary part of the design of good products: LINK from, an Apple weblog.

It refers to a feature in the new Apple Leopard operating system that seems to be universally disliked by users. What interests me is the acceptance of what appears to be a design flaw because it represents an element of the passion for good design that is evident throughout the Apple operating system. The reviewer's final comment: "If you want an OS with more innovation and cohesion than Vista then you need to learn to live with a bit of willfulness."
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