Monday, August 15, 2011

Grid OS First Impression

The first in-depth demos of Grid OS have finally surfaced.

Looks great visually, but it breaks some cardinal rules when it comes to smart mobile design. As a result, it's like that smoking hot yet rather skanky girl at the bar -- fun to fool around with for a night, but with way too much baggage to establish a serious relationship. Or god forbid, decide to marry.

I'll get really in-depth in the next few days, but cardinal rule #1 of smart mobile design is that it lets you get things done faster. And especially on a phone, faster is better.

So watch the videos yourself, strip away the pretty graphics and focus on the UX methods for getting stuff done. Then ask yourself how close Grid OS lives up to embodying "faster is better."

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