An MIT Touch Lab study of Human Fingertips to investigate the Mechanics of Tactile Sense found that the average width of the index finger is 1.6 to 2 cm (16 – 20 mm) for most adults. This converts to 45 – 57 pixels, which is wider than what most mobile guidelines suggest.
2. Designing for 57 pixels touch target (ergonomically correct)
3. Designing for 72 pixels touch target (Thumb correct)
Some really nice iPhone photos from Art Director Brock Davis. Get inspired!
This satiric video goes through the whole Apple marketing mumbo-jumbo with a great humor and make the point: innovate again, please.
1. The Photoroid skin
Ryan Astle, a graphic designer / production artist living in New Brunswick in Canada, has created the “Photoroid” for iPhone – a retro cool skin inspired by the old Polaroid instant cameras. The Photoroid iPhone skin is available from the Infectious website for $14.99.
2. The Leica skin
This highly detailed plastic skin is making your Iphone look just like a Leica rangefinder camera. Available for 9 dollars at the petapixel store.
3. The Rolleiflex skin
At the Apple vs. Samsung trial, In the course of his testimony about Apple’s design process, Apple designer Christopher Stringer showed dozens of rejected iPhone and iPad designs. They give us yet another look at Apple’s design process and reveal a bit about how the company forms its design aesthetic. Some of the newly revealed phones do appear to have more in common with Sony’s design aesthetic than Apple’s, for example “Apple Proto 87” goes for a flat, black metallic look with all the major buttons and ports on the side of the device.