Thanks for visiting our brand spanking new website. This is a work in progress, an experiment without a version number. Things will change and evolve over time once we figure out what we want to do with this thing. One thing’s for sure—calling this a beta would be just lazy. We don’t wanna be like that, do we? "
Have you been swiping lately? I hope you have, because Nokia’s N9 is an extraordinarily beautiful and responsive product with The Swipe. But naturally there are a couple of things that I would’ve done differently.
A downloadable Windows Phone 7 Cheat Sheet to help mobile interaction designers.
Hello, here’s a little something helpful for all you interaction designers out there — Windows Phone 7 Cheat Sheet! We did it here at Nordkapp to help us design some of our recent WP7 projects. It’s somewhat ashamedly based on Microsoft’s Design Guideline document(s). We’ve dug out only the important bits, added some other comments [...]
The most intriguing thing about multitouch tablets is that they really do represent a notable paradigm shift in interaction.
As you’ve probably seen from the Youtube videos, the iPad/iPhone direct interaction is as close to natural interface as one gets. The absense of a pointing device removes an extra step from between the user and the interface, and multitouch naturally adds to this in a very exciting way. In this article I’ll go through [...]
A few weeks back our client SuomiTV released a web tv designed by us, and built by Soprano Brain Alliance on top of Brightcove's technology. For us, it was business as usual, until we heard we'd broken a world record in process.
Bit of a background— at Nordkapp, we work with a fairly systematic process/framework which we apply to each project we do. SuomiTV was no exception—we started with a competitor analysis, which we then turned into some obvious opportunities and design drivers. After presenting the findings to our client, we proceeded to synthesize these findings into [...]
Forum Virium held a nice event this morning. It was about service design for urban media and embedded design, especially in relation to the recent selection of Helsinki as the World Design Capital 2012. I presented about urban screens. My presentation is attached here with English notes.
Urban Screens View more presentations from Teppo Kotirinta. Presentation schedule Helsinki Design Capital 2012 – Palvelumuotoilu kaupunkimediassa 9.00 Welcome, Esa Blomberg & Helena Hyvärinen 9.10 4 things to remember when designing service interactions Anton Schubert, 358 9.30 Miten palvelumuotoilu luo mahdollisuuksia kaupunkiympäristössä Mikko Koivisto, Yatta 9.50 Palvelumuotoilussa oli avaimet voittoon: Forum Virium Helsinki ja WDC [...]
After a long wait, the Apple tablet saw the light of the day today. We at Nordkapp are as excited as you are, and here's a few thoughts on what this might be all about;
The new old media One of the most obvious uses for this is naturally the “old” media and the publishing industry. I am not probably very much off if I propose that the iPad, along the whole interaction paradigm, will breathe a new kind of life to the industry at a brink of being left [...]
Here's the dConstruct09 conference recap presentation I gave in the IxDA Helsinki meeting at the Nordkapp office on 10th of September 2009. (Sorry for the delay, but we were waiting for our new website and blog to open and provide a platform for publishing this.)
Since I was hyping ubiquitous computing and internet of things stuff so much, I want to add one more point that I missed during my talk. I wanted to say that we’ve known for 10-15 years that “the internet is the future”, and we’ve known for 2-5 years that “mobile is the future” – but [...]