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Rethinking iTunes

interface.fh-potsdam.de/itunes

iTunes, divided into 15 single-purpose apps… Splitting up the monstrum is really overdue, if you ask me, Apple! ;-) And this is indeed a very nice project with even nicer results! (Must’ve been a hell lot of work!)

Though I don’t agree to or understand all of their decisions…

  • I’d rather disagree to split iTunes into that many apps. E.g. to organize and listen to my music on my computer, why do I need to have 4 apps: Albums, iGear, MusicFinder and Simplay? The decision which app to open to simply search for a track or album (and then listen to it) is really hard.
  • Do I really need to make a decision for an app if I want to listen to a whole album vs. a single track? Why? I find it rather limiting and patronising if I cannot mix albums and single tracks in one playlist – in one app.
  • Push “simplifies the sync process”, Sync is “sync (and space) management” and  AppControl organizes apps – and syncs them as well. But apps only. Hmmm…
  • Why is Apple Tags Windows-only?
  • Someone forgot iTunes U. :-)

Danke @andreasmaks!

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“We are really just a bunch of people working on the same thing.”

It’s easy to define and limit ourselves into the roles we have as job titles. When it comes down to it, we are really just a bunch of people working on the same thing.

Charlie Deets on Medium

… and the rest of this article is surely worth a read as well.

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Observations

Inhofer style!

The masters of “No problem, we’ll get that in, too.” are back.

Inhofer-Plakat
Inhofer-CLP, as seen on 4. Aug 2015
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Thoughts

Software is good when it is undemanding and predictable.

There is actually nothing else I wanted to say. ☺️

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Findings

Pictures of people scanning QR codes

picturesofpeoplescanningqrcodes.tumblr.com/

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Findings

The state of in-car UX

In his article on medium.com Geoff Teehan sharply and aptly describes the quality of in-car digital user interfaces, especially the central control units in the center console.

A lot of work ahead there… ?

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What is code?

This is real. A Scrum Master in ninja socks has come into your office and said, “We’ve got to budget for apps.” Should it all go pear-shaped, his career will be just fine.

“What is code?”, Paul Ford in Bloomberg Business

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Brutally Honest Job Titles

“Social Media Strategist”
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Person with the Twitter password