Convenience is king.
All designers want to make products that not only function perfectly, but that also delight users. However, the desire to create a beautiful and enjoyable experience must not conflict with a user’s primary goal – to perform their intended task.
I’m sat on the couch, Macbook on my knee, and I feel a gentle vibration on my wrist. It’s the Apple Watch telling me to get up and walk around for a minute. It’s a helpful, small detail that gives the device a special kind of charm.
It seems inevitable that a little over 24 hours from now, Tim Cook will take to the stage and announce the iWatch. We all hope it will have a better name, but a million sanitary jokes later, the iPad is still selling well. A name it seems, isn’t everything.
The rumours have been relentless, and I can’t help but think that the additions of Health Kit and Homekit to iOS8 all point to the imminent release of Apple’s first foray into the world of wearable tech.