Whenever user experience and interface design take secondary priority after rich functionality and content, the end product will almost always turn out like this control room of a German submarine from 1918. Bulky, difficult to navigate and prone to sinking. You will always see a busy interface when someone put a lot of effort into creating a content wrapper, but didn’t think enough about how it will be used.
How to avoid this? Approach information from the perspective of user’s needs and abilities. Don’t fill your interface with useless information or features.
Photos via Tyne & Wear Archives
An amazing design concept by Vitamins, shortlisted for a Design of the Year 2014.
If you ever thought your office was cramped and needed bunk-style desks, you probably weren’t the first.
A photo taken of Paul Rudolph’s architectural office located in New York City in the late 1960′s.
Via Kelvin Dickinson
In the early 1980s, Frog Design founder Hartmut Esslinger had the freedom to create a new look and feel for Apple. In a new book excerpted on Designboom, he shows off his prototypes for what would become the defining Apple look in the pre-iPod era.
Via The Atlantic