On the advent of neue design in technology, open source

By FactoryJoe

January 10, 2006

Firefox set a good model for the rest of the open source world when it infused simple, clean design into a very useful tool. Seems to me that this trend is tantamount to what is coming up next in the world of technology and online living. Of course, you can’t really have one or the other, but the core differentiator that will set one app above the rest or result in widespread adoption will be rooted in user experience, not in the number of features or power.

So, I hate making predictions, but I think I can make a few observations about how design might well change the software/webapp landscape in the not-too-distant future:

But these are just my humble observations, and given that I’m no analyst, are subject to change, revision, contradiction and further extrapolation.

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