iPod Cover for iPhone ~ Concept(theeggs.biz)

5 years ago from Claudio Gomboli, Designer, illustrator, street photographer

  • David BarkerDavid Barker, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    Interesting idea for nostalgia, but otherwise… Why?

    What's the benefit of reducing the visible portion of the display to ~40%, and the touchable portion of the display to ~10% (while only allowing circular movement)?

    5 points
    • Kris KimKris Kim, 5 years ago

      For this kind of concept, I'd rather ask 'why not?'.

      3 points
      • David BarkerDavid Barker, 5 years ago

        Well, you'll still be using the same amount of power for the whole screen even though most of it is covered.

        Plus, the click wheel is/was a great input method for scrolling through lists when it's all you have, but there's an even better one that you're covering — a huge touchscreen with UIScrollViews.

        Like I say, I can appreciate that it has a retro feel, but I can't help thinking it's a backward step in every other way.

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        • Kris KimKris Kim, 5 years ago

          Agree with you. It's a backward step since that's the interface from the decade ago. But the thing is, IMO, what that concept tries to provide is not the best 'functionality', but the 'experience'. Like watching old black and white movies with grainy dirt marks on the latest blu-ray system. Maybe little too exaggerated, but you get the point :)

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