user interfaces

  • Why The Car Industry Needs To Rethink The Dashboard User Interface Design Crunch Network

    Why The Car Industry Needs To Rethink The Dashboard User Interface Design

    While at the San Francisco Auto Show last year, I wondered why car dashboards were so wrong? Every car — regardless of category or price — had the same mess of dials, buttons, lights and screens surrounding the driver. While there were unique and compelling exterior designs, dashboards were all similarly bad. Read More

  • Alternative Android user interfaces that didn't make the cut

    Android is now available—yeah, it’s true—but you’re hard-pressed to find any review that raves about its user interface. (Ryan Block, of Engadget fame, called it “very raw” last week on Tekzilla, which is right on the money, I think.) But, in an alternate world, maybe where dogs walk people, these alternative user interfaces were developed. The… Read More

  • Express Gate instant-on Internet and media access coming to most ASUS notebooks next month

    Starting in June, we’ll see a bunch of ASUS laptops shipping with the Express Gate instant-on UI. The interface was created by DeviceVM and is called Splashtop, although OEMs can apparently change the name to suit their needs, hence ASUS calling it Express Gate. It’s branded as “a light-weight operating system that allows consumers to use their computers seconds after hitting… Read More

  • What will we see from Microsoft's Danger acquisition?

    The Register’s Bill Ray has an article about what we might expect from Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Danger, maker of the popular Sidekick operating system. It seems that, according to Ray, Microsoft’s looking to shift away from Windows Mobile as a user interface towards Windows Mobile as a platform upon which developers can overlay their own shell-like user interfaces… Read More

  • ZenZui changes name to Zumobi, beta coming soon

    Way back in March there was a little murmur about the ZenZui GUI hooey. It’s a tile-based interface for Windows Mobile phones that lets you zoom in and out on web pages running off of a backend server. See the above video for a demo. Anyway, ZenZui changed its name to Zumobi and the beta is coming on December 14th. It’ll be available only on Windows Mobile devices, but there are… Read More