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On Canvas8 Simple Interfaces

REPORT 05/03/2010

FOCUS 04/08/2010

Is that a tastemaker in your pocket? Mobile and filtering

fonYou

As the gatekeeper to the mass of data and applications, smartphones are the multitasking, multipurpose widget of the present and the future. Ilya Vedrashko explores the ways mobile technology can manage and filter the vast amounts of content available.

fonYou is an award-winning Spanish mobile telephony brand which offers users a useful and innovative way of managing all their mobile phone activity, rather than just bills, from one place on the web.

REPORT 08/09/2010

FOCUS 29/07/2010

Don Norman: Living with Complexity

PILO: location, filters and relevance

Don Norman, one of Business Week’s ‘27 Most Influential Designers’, talks about the role of design in communicating complexity, not complication, and the importance of playfulness.

PILO is a Swedish prototype location service with more relevant filtering than its predecessors, tracking mobile user movements over time to build up patterns. However, early tests raise some issues around commercial opportunity.

REPORT 28/09/2009

FOCUS 26/08/2010

The rise of simple tech

A Bit More

While companies such as Apple and Microsoft are vying to create the ultimate one-stop device, Canvas8 tracks the rise of simple tech at the other end of the market; a curiously thriving segment where excess features are not an option.

Breville’s toasters have a unique feature that is becoming a usability design classic. The ‘A Bit More’ button solves a problem so simple and obvious it needs no explanation. In fact, many cite it as the primary reason for purchase.

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Canvas8's keeping TABS (September 2010)  

TABS is a biannual report produced by Canvas8. TABS is an acronym of Trends, Anthropology, Behaviour and Strategy - the four components nece...

Canvas8's keeping TABS (September 2010)  

TABS is a biannual report produced by Canvas8. TABS is an acronym of Trends, Anthropology, Behaviour and Strategy - the four components nece...

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