Tap Left Margin -> Next Page; my favorite feature of the iPad. This means I can comfortably read while drinking tea and not worry about which hand holds my iPad.
The majority of the time I’m reading a book I just want to go forward. It always felt clumsy to swipe with my left thumb. Advancing with just a tap means the device never breaks my flow.
Maybe these different standards are because the contexts are so different: magazines, newspapers, and TV all feel cheap, since they’ve shat on consumers to make a few more cents for decades, but the iPad or a well-designed website are clean, high quality, and customer-centric. Or… Continue reading →
Decisions, not options. This is what I think when I see Samsung shipping five or six different sized tablets. It’s not that Apple didn’t try a bunch of different form factors — it’s that they tried them internally, figured out which one was best, and… Continue reading →
How many people are subscribers to The New Yorker iPad app that don’t actually read for whatever reason? If the app were easier to use and quicker to access, then you’d have users, not just subscribers. And users tell their friends about the recent article… Continue reading →
What it’s like to share an article from one of these iPad magazines. Neven Mrgan nails it on why sharing content from iPad magazine apps is a big bucket of fail. It’s almost like they don’t want you to tell your friends about great content. (via Ben Brooks)
I was reading this article about online courses on the MindShift blog today. It starts off with this image. What a horribly depressing vision of a computer lab. While it is how the lab in my high school and those at Whitman were set up it… Continue reading →
Difficult to pull just one quote from the recent Mark Pesce article but this is my favorite: we need to think of every educator in Australia as a contributor of value. More than that, we need to think of every student in Australia as a… Continue reading →