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Interface Expert Knocks iPad Apps for Inconsistent Usability (WIRED)

The iPad has been hailed as an interface triumph. But one usability expert has published an exhaustive critique of the iPad, taking it to task for the inconsistency and obscurity of its apps’ interfaces. The problem, at its core: A lack of interface standards means every app behaves in a different way. May 12, 2010

Lessons learnt from the iPad (Monocle)

Can a new computer rescue a troubled industry? Come Saturday, the release date of the iPad, and the answer to that question should be a little clearer. Since it debuted on a San Francisco stage in January, the Apple device has been hyped as nothing less than a knight in shining armour for newspapers and magazines. April 2, 2010

World's Most Influential Designers: Don Norman (BusinessWeek)

A former Apple vice-president and co-founder (with Jakob Nielsen; see slide 21) of the Nielsen Norman Group, Norman, recently announced his retirement from Northwestern University. But don't count him out just yet. February 1, 2010

What's The Allure Of Tablet Computers?

If the rumors have it right — and in this case they probably do — Apple will introduce a slate or tablet computer Wednesday. The announcement would come just a couple of weeks after other computer companies showed off slates at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But many people may still be wondering exactly what a slate computer is — and why someone might want one. January 25, 2010

M.T.A. to Unveil a Makeover of Its Web Home (The New York Times)

New York City’s mass transit network has become cleaner, faster and more reliable in the past decade. But its Web site remained stuck in the past. . But on Wednesday, the more than a million riders who visit the page each month will be met with a cleaner, less cluttered production, the site’s first significant redesign since 2003. January 1, 2010

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