Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tips mendesain rumah minimalis modern
















Banyak orang mencoba mendesain sendiri rumah idaman mereka.
Jika ditelaah, banyak alasan yang menyebabkan mereka mendesain sendiri, salah satunya karena alasan biaya.

Nah, pada tulisan ini, saya coba berbagi dengan anda yang sedang coba mendesain dan membangun sendiri rumah idaman anda sehingga bisa menjadi rumah yang baik dari sisi struktur, fungsi dan kesehatan, syukur-syukur juga bisa hemat energi.

Ok, mari kita mulai saja.

1. Tentukan budget anda
Membangun rumah membutuhkan biaya yang tidak sedikit dan biasanya, biaya ini akan membengkak juga pada akhirnya. Untuk itu penting bagi anda untuk menentukan budget awal yang tersedia, beserta "allowance", atau dana cadangan tambahan jika dibutuhkan.

Budget ini nantinya akan menentukan luasan (minimal di awal) bangunan yang akan dibuat.

2. Tentukan fungsi dan fitur yang anda inginkan.
Ok, jika budget sudah ditentukan, kini saatnya anda menuliskan fungsi-fungsi dan fitur apa saja yang anda inginkan ada di rumah ini.
Misalnya, berapa kamar tidurnya, berapa kamar mandi, apakah ada kamar mandi dalam di kamar tidur utama dsb. Juga coba pikirkan hal-hal lain seperti misalnya apakah anda ingin ada dapur kotor, dapur bersih, gudang, teras, ruang tamu dsb.

Namun jangan lupa, selarasakan hal ini dengan kebutuhan anda dan juga budget yang tersedia. Kuncinya jangan terlalu memaksakan diri disini, pikirkan dengan jernih dan diskusikan dengan keluarga.

Pertimbangkan pula luas wajar dari sebuah ruangan. Jangan memaksakan memiliki kamar tidur tiga buah namun ukurannya hanya 2x2 misalnya.

Jika budget belum tersedia, rencanakan rumah tumbuh yang dapat anda kembangkan ke depannya jika rejeki sudah memungkinkan.

3. Perhatikan lingkungan dimana rumah akan dibangun
Nah, ini yang kebanyakan orang sering melupakannya.
Coba luangkan waktu anda untuk melihat dan memperhatikan lokasi tanah dimana rumah akan dibangun dan lingkungan sekitarnya.

Perhatikan arah Utara, Barat, Timur dan Selatan dari tanah ini.
Kalau buat saya, ini tidak ada hubungannya dengan Feng Sui, namun lebih kepada bagaimana nanti kita meletakan pintu dan jendela.
Hal ini akan mempengaruhi pencahayaan dan sirkulasi udara dari rumah anda.
Dan, jika anda seorang muslim, tentu akan mempengaruhi arah kiblat dari rumah anda nantinya.

Simulasi pencayahaan dengan Autodesk Formit












4. Mulai membuat layout rumah
Jika semuanya sudah, kini saatnya ada mulai menggambar layout rumah idaman anda.
Untuk menggambar, saat ini banyak tersedia software gratis dan mudah digunakan yang dapat membantu anda. Beberapa contoh software misalnya SketchupAutodesk Hometyler dll.

Dengan bantuan software seperti Autodesk Formit, anda bahkan dapat membuat layout, dipadukan dengan informasi GPS lokasi rumah untuk mensimulasikan jatuhnya cahaya matari sehingga bisa didapatkan pencahayaan natural yang optimal bagi rumah anda.

Autodesk Formit dapat diakses dari browser mupun Android tablet













Dalam membuat layout, jangan lupa, pertimbangkan ukuran wajar ruang, bagaimana sirkulasi perpindahan orang dan posisi bukaan jendela dan pintu rumah.
Data-data detil seperti ini, ukuran pintu, kamar tidur, tempat tidur single maupun double, semuanya dapat anda kumpulan berbarengan dengan proses pembuatan layout.

Contoh layout yang sudah ditambah dinding











Kemudian, pada beberapa orang, privasi menjadi perhatian utama. Jika anda juga berpendapat sama, pertimbangkan layout yang memisahkan ruang publik dan ruang privat keluarga dengan menyediakan foyer atau partisi semi terbuka.

Contoh Foyer yang semi terpisah dari ruang keluarga
















5. Struktur
Setelah layout anda dapatkan, mulailah pertimbangkan posisi dan ukuran struktur bangunan yang dapat mendukung layout yang diinginkan.
Perhatikan posisi-posisi peletakan kolom, berapa jaraknya dan berapa besarnya.
Jika anda tidak memiliki kemampuan untuk menghitung struktur, minimal pelajari kebiasaan-kebiasaan yang umum digunakan (namun sangat disarankan agar anda menghubungi orang yang ahli dalam masalah ini demi keamanan anda).

Ada kalanya, proses ini membutuhkan langkah bolak-balik dengan perancangan layout. Anda mungkin saja harus berkompromi, mencari jalan tengah dimana strukturnya aman namun layout ruangan tetap sesuai yang diinginkan.

Dalam merancang struktur, ada baiknya anda juga memahami karakter tanah yang ada di lokasi anda. Apakah tanahnya labil, bekas urukan atau berpasir.
Idealnya memang anda harus melakukan test uji, namun jika terasa terlalu mahal, ada bisa mencari tahu dari warga sekitar informasi mengenai hal ini.
Nantinya hal ini penting untuk menentukan jenis fondasi dan ukuran yang sesuai bagi bangunan anda.

6. Desain bentuk muka dan elemen dekoratif bangunan
Dari awal, anda pasti sudah memiliki bayangan tentang gaya bangunan idaman anda. Apakah itu klasik, etnik atau modern minimalis.
Setiap gaya tentu memiliki nilai lebih sendiri-sendiri.

Sekarang, coba terapkan style yang anda suka pada layout yang anda buat.
Namun, buat saya, kombinasikan lagi style ini ke dalam layout yang anda, jadi kita tidak hanya "menempelkan" style ini ke bentuk bangunan.
Desain yang baik biasanya bisa dilihat dari bagaimana dia bisa memadukan style ke dalam fungsi bangunan. Jadi bukan hanya tempelan semata.

Jika anda pelajari, rumah-rumah modern minimalis yang dirancang dengan baik, biasanya memiliki karakter ini. Contohnya, bentuk muka bangunan yang polos tanpa jendela, bisa jadi hal ini karena ada pertimbangan menghindari panas matahari atau karena pemiliknya menginginkan privasi yang lebih.





















Dari segi style nampak simple, elegan dan minimal, namun sebenarnya menyimpan fungsi yang optimal.

Contoh lain misalnya ada rumah yang menggunakan tangga kayu berlubang. Selain memberikan kesan ringan dan luas bagi rumah, tangga model ini bisa menyalurkan pencayahaan bagi ruang yang sempit.





















Cobalah bermain-main dengan ide-ide seperti ini, niscaya rumah anda akan menjadi unik dan berbeda dari milik orang lain.

7. Belajar dan mencari referensi
Terakhir, mendesain adalah proses yang simultan dan berulang. Diantaranya, teruslah belajar, membaca, diskusi dan mencari refernsi bagi rumah anda sehingga bisa dihasilkan desain yang cantik, nyaman ditinggali serta sesuai dengan kemampuan keuangan anda.

Selamat mendesain :)


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hivebox House - simple modern house at the far east of Jakarta
















Location : Cikarang, Bekasi, West Java
Area : 176 sqm
Building area : 60sqm
Total building area: 110 sqm (2 level)
Architect : Triharsa Adicahya

This house was designed for family of 4 and located inside a residential cluster near the industrial complex at the east of Jakarta.

The basic concept of the house are how to design a house with simple and honest feeling.
Beside that, it should provided a good privacy for the family member while give the open and spacious feeling inside.

To achieve these objective, the house is designed inside simple rectangular box and placed in the middle of the land plot.

This arrangement is quite challenging for me. 1st, i have to design a complete layout inside a 2 level building and narrow,limited 5x10m area. On the plus side,beside providing the occupant with inner court yard, it gives the house an air circulation area around the building which bring fresh air and a spacious feeling for occupant.

Another added feature are, the house should be able to adapt future installment of solar panel. Thus, if we look from the front side of the house, we can see that its roof shape is angled toward South, which is believe to give solar panel more optimum output.
And to match this feature, another smaller pointy shape covering the voyer is added, give the overall building a unique shape.

At the first floor, it has a relatively large room with smaller section at the back use for services area.
Its large room is a place for the living room, dining room and an open kitchen. While placed on the same room, all 3 function has their own area and partitioned with the help of the main stair.

Large space with living room and kitchen separated by massif solid stair




















Placed beside this room, there is a small open terrace that function as a voyer. This small voyer is then separated by a big glass folding door to split the public area and a more private area of the living room.

View from voyer to the dining room separated by glass folding door




















The second floor is used as the family private area, consisted of 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom.
All the room are connected with small alley with huge window that flooded with light to give sense of larger space.

Bellow are 2D drawing of the house.

1st floor plan

2nd floor plan

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hivebox House - rumah minimalis di Timur Jakarta



Lokasi : Cikarang, Bekasi, Jawa Barat
Area : 176 sqm
Tapak : 60sqm
Total luas bangunan : 110 sqm (2 level)
Arsitek : Triharsa Adicahya

Saat ini rumah dengan desain minimalis sedang menjadi trend di masyarakat Indonesia, khususnya di Jakarta dan sekitarnya. Buktinya bisa kita lihat dengan mudah dimana-mana, di jalan, perumahan hingga pada brosur dan iklan pengembang yang ada di surat kabar dan pameran-pameran properti.

Tetapi jika kita perhatikan lebih jauh, kebanyakan rumah-rumah minimalis ini masih hanyalah rumah dengan tampilan minimalis semata. Kebanyakan rumah-rumah ini sebenarnya adalah rumah biasa yang dihias sehingga tampak minimalis.

Dari segi tata letak, hampir tidak ada perubahan sejak 30 tahun yang lalu. Bukaan depan pun selalu sama. 2 sisi yang membagi kamar dan ruang tamu masih saja berlaku hingga kini. Layout, sirkulasi dan pencayahaan dan kemungkinan tumbuh sering kali terabaikan begitu saja.

Rumah minimalis, sebagai anak dari gerakan "modern" yang lahir di awal abad 20 sejatinya bukan hanya kosmetik atau tampak semata. Di dalamnya tersimpan sebuah ide yang berusaha menjawab kebutuhan masyarakat modern, sebuah bentuk solusi untuk pola dan gaya hidupnya telah berkembang dan semakin praktis, berbeda dari para pendahulu kita.

Konsep

Hivebox house dibangun konsep dasar kesederhanaan dan jujur

Dari sinilah konsep dasar dari rumah "Hivebox" saya kembangkan. Pengembangannya kira-kira adalah sebagai berikut :

1. Rumah modern minimalis harus menggunakan konstruksi dasar yang seefisien mungkin.
 Bangunan dengan bentukan primitif kotak persegi panjang memberikan efesinsi struktur.

2. Menjawab gaya hidup manusia urban yang praktis, simple dan digital.

3. Rumah modern minimalis harus sehat.
Pencahayaan natural dan sirkulasi udara yang baik adalah sebuah kewajiban. Begitupun harus memiliki ruang terbuka yang cukup.
Implementasi dari konsep ini adalah posisi bangunan yang diletakkan di tengah-tengah area tanah, sehingga memungkinkan terjadinya lorong angin yang menambah sirkulasi udara di rumah ini.

4. Rumah modern minimalis memberikan ruang interaksi yang dekat.
Memudahkan interaksi keluarga dengan tetap menjaga privacy.

5. Desain kontradiktif dan provokatif.
Bagunan didesain dengan menyatukan 2 hal yang saling bertentangan dan memicu diskusi yang sehat. Pada satu sisi bangunan terlihat tertutup namun di dalam terbuka lebar. Pada satu sisi, luas tapak bangunan terhitung kecil, namun terasa luas di dalamnya.

6. Biaya relatif terjangkau

7. Mampu dikembangkan untuk menggunakan sumber energi terbaharui
Bentukan pagar di lantai 3 (dak) didesain untuk penempatan solar panel ke arah Selatan yang diyakini memberikan hasil energi listrik yang lebih baik.

Pada rumah ini, diadopsi pula pemikiran-pemikiran dari karya desain arsitektur rumah Jepang modern yang selalu liar, berani dan mencoba hal-hal baru. Sebuah trend yang kini mulai menjalar ke bagian lain di dunia. Dan bahkan mulai diikuti oleh pengembanga besar seperti Jaya properti dengan proyek terbarunya "Devine" karya seorang arsitektur ternama Jepang Osamu Nishida.

Devine karya Osamu Nishida



















Berbekal sebuah tanah kavling hook berukuran 176m2, didesainlah sebuah rumah 2,5 lantai dengan luasan tapak utama 50m2 dengan bentuk persegi panjang (5x10m) diletakan pada bagian tengah lahan (semi detach-tidak menempel pada tetangga).

Lantai 1

Lantai 1 didesain sebagai ruang sosial, ruang publik dan service area.

Ruang publik diakomodasi oleh sebuah teras semi terbuka dengan taman di tepian dalam bangunan utama.
Teras ini difungsikan sebagai foyer untuk menerima tamu dan dibatasi oleh sebuah pintu kaca lipat dari ruang keluarga. Desain ini memberikan kesan ruang yang lebih luas dari ukuran sebenarnya, namun tetap memberikan batasan yang jelas antara area publik dan ruang sosial keluarga yang lebih privat.

Suasana dikala subuh




















Pintu kaca lipat yang dapat dibuka sewatu-waktu, memungkinkan keluarga untuk memiliki ruang keluarga yang lebih besar lagi jika dibutuhkan, untuk acara keluarga besar misalnya.

View ruang keluarga dari Teras dalam




















Memasuki bangunan utama dari teras, kita dapat melihat bentukan dasar bangunan persegi panjang rumah ini dibagi menjadi 2 area besar.

Ruangan terbesar dari rumah ini adalah ruang keluarga, ruang makan dan dapur yang dibuat menyatu.
Namun demikian, walaupun menyatu,ketiga fungsi ini dibatasi oleh pembatas virtual berupa tangga menuju lantai 2.

Tangga yang solid dan masif ini, memungkinkan ruang yang nampak terbuka luas, namun sekaligus membatasi pandangan ke arah dapur, baik dari ruang keluarga maupun dari teras voyer di sampingnya.

Pandangan foyer
















Di bagian belakang setelah dapur, terdapat area yang lebih tertutup. Di area ini terdapat kamar mandi, ruangan yang bisa digunakan sebagai kamar untuk asisten rumah tangga dan area service kecil untuk penempatan mesin cuci dan perkakas bantu rumah tangga lainnya.

Lantai 2 

Lantai 2 dirancang sebagai ruang privat untuk keluarga.
Kamar tidur utama, kamar anak, kamar tamu dan 2 buah kamar mandi berada di lantai ini.

Kamar tidur utama berada di bagian depan, tepat diatas ruang keluarga. Sebagai kamar terluas, kamar ini dilengkapi sebuah kamar mandi dalam dan sebuah teras terbuka.

Suatu hal yang menarik dari kamar ini adalah, walaupun memiliki jendela dan pintu geser yang besar, namun posisinya dirancangan sedemikian rupa sehingga tidak tampak dari jalan.

Pada lantai 2 juga terdapat sebuah tangga menuju dak lantai 3. Uniknya tangga ini beratapkan polikarbonat yang tembus cahaya sehingga menambah pencahayaan alami pada rumah ini.

Denah bangunan





























Pada update berikutnya saya akan tambahkan beberapa foto-foto lain dan model 3D sketchup dari rumah ini.

Semoga berguna







Thursday, August 22, 2013

Trend Analysis Presentation

I made this presentation after half a day discussion with my friends. It explain my approach to trend analysis, how my mind find information and connect the dot, then find the pattern.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Design you product based on your believe and point of view


 This January, Ubuntu had just released their new OS, to everyone surprise, its not the new desktop operating system (that they usually released in April), but this time a smartphone OS. It is still based on Ubuntu core technology and design philosophy, but tweaked and redesign to fit smartphone screen and usage pattern.

And I like to mention again about the core technology. It is important for us to select (the right) and develop our core technology (especially if you are work or own a technology company). If you doing it right, you can expand your product portfolio easily, well at least, you already has all the need to create a new product based on it. This Ubuntu case is another perfect example of having the right core technology that can be adapted and expanded into another product/form.
Anyway, I would like to talk about another thing in this share.

As you all know, today, there are so many smartphone on the market. In term of platform, today we have 3 major smartphone platform.

They are Apple iOS, Google Android and RIM Blackberry OS. But, there are other less popular platform. They are Microsoft Windows Mobile 8, Jolla Sailfish OS and of course Ubuntu.

Before moving on, lets see the home screen of these Smartphone OS/platform.

 
Jolla Sailfish OS

 
Ubuntu for smartphone
 
Windows Phone 8
 

While, we might can't get the real feel how each of the work just by seeing at the home screen, at least we can see that each of the are quite different (okay, some of them also have similar UI with the other, but we will let the lawyer deal with that).

The question is, how they could come with so many different user interface for the same product called smartphone OS/platform. And..if you want to create another one smartphone OS, how can we design another one that would compete, robust, easy to use but quite different?

Different is something that marketing guru always said all the time. But, how can we make differentiation? Just make it different from the rest?

Ok, lets find out more about our case this time.

Back to the smartphone OS/platform.I think you must already know that each of these smartphone OS/platform is come from different kind of company, with their own history, focus, core (again), previous product (some of them is not event a cellphone company) and services.

This background makes them have different point of view when considering a perfect smartphone OS. In my humble opinion, their different point of view is the main basic enabler to make different product and services for them. Their point of view is one of the main key for delivering unique product.

Lets talk about them one by one. We look again who they are, their history, main product (past or present) and their character.
Apple

Apple started as a computer/PC manufacturer. They are famous with their good quality and ease of use. Apple also known as one of a view PC manufacturer that also develop their own OS, the MacOS.

In the early 2000's, they develop a portable music player that will change the world, the iPod. But, if you closely, its not the iPod that ill change everything, for me its actually the iTunes. iTunes marks the beginning of a new era, where a hardware is closely match and tight with a special locked services system. This combination later on, will be known as an ecosystem.

In Apple case, this ecosystem (for them) is an extension of what they believe, to deliver best possible user experience and ease of use. No wonder, today we see that the iPod-iTunes ecosystem model is used in all their product, ie iPhone, iPad and even Mac PC.


Google

Google is an advertising agency that looks like a search engine company :) well, at least that is what we know right now.

I think their goals is to provide search (or we might says, information that matters, related and needed by its user) that as easy as possible, as quick as possible and as accurate as possible. And in the dawn of PC era, they try to bring "the search" to all modern computing platform.
This is why, some says, is real the reason they develop Android in the first place. To deliver search to the most personal computing platform, your smartphone or tablet, first hand without other party as a conductor (Apple launch Siri in 2011, eliminate the need for iOS devices to go to Google for any information you needed).
 
If you follow Google movement, they recently release Google Now and Google Glass. This two product will mark another step to bring related information (tailored just for you) first hand, up and center that almost automatically and feels like magic.
 
This is Google. From helping you when you want to know something, to have bring something you want to know or needed before you know it.


Blackberry (previously known as RIM)

Yes, these is the one that actually a smartphone company. And they are quite unique actually. They are among the first to offer you both the hardware (the actual cellphone) and the services (email and BBM). It something now we know in fancy world as “ecosystem”.

Blackberry core is text communication – email and bbm. Today when text based communication is available in various new medium (twitter, facebook, path, whatsapp, line etc) they embrace them. If you happen to try or have their new Z10 with Blackberry OS 10, you cloud see all the text massage is placed into one accessible interface.
 
 
In Blackberry OS 10, there is a Blackberry hub that contain all your text based communication

They also known for very good quality (physical) keyboard, something that very logical for a text based communication devices. But, in todays screen only smartphone, the need a better than the rest on screen keyboard.
 

This is what Blackberry is. this is why their product looks and behaves that way.

Microsoft

They once ruled the world with their Microsoft Windows OS and Microsoft Office while back in the PC era. Today, the world have shifted, people tend to spend more time and to do more on mobile devices such as smartphone and tablet.

For Microsoft, they think that your smartphone and tablet is a PC too, but, generally, we think a PC is that old big beige box or your heavyweight laptop. And they losing the market mindshare.

Today they try to repositioning their Windows OS to make it relevant with todays mobile devices with touchscreen trend. All that devices is a PC, but with a new kind of interaction and form factor, so they should run on top of Windows OS. They result, you can look and feel it on new Windows 8.


Im sure almost no one know about this company. This is a new smartphone OS/platform company, build by ex Nokia engineer (that once work for Nokia killed Maemo/Meego Linux based smartphone OS) that got fired by Mr Elop (Nokia current CEO).
Guys and girls at Jolla believe in Maemo/Meego mobile Linux platform, and the Qt based core technology. So, they continues the development of the platform, and build the company for it.
 


Ubuntu is a company build by Mark Shuttleworth, he is a self made millionaire and private astronaut from South Africa. He found Ubuntu base on believe that Linux (or opensource software ) should be part of everyday lives. We also heard they said that Ubuntu is a Linux for human being.

It started as a Linux distribution company for server use (much more like Redhat or Suse), but along the way has transform beyond that with their own unique technology and approaches. Now they produces Linux based desktop operating system for your PC or laptop (that you can download and install for free) and offer various cloud based services.

Part of their believe that Linux is for human being and be part of our everyday lives, as of last year (if im not mistaken) Mark Shuttleworth proposed that Ubuntu will expand their presence in todays computing devices or smart devices. The first product that shows up is the Ubuntu for smart TV, then for smartphone and the last one Ubuntu for tablet.

Ubuntu will soon have OS for every new generation of computing devices, and so does Microsoft (and Blackberry too says some rumours)


Now, can we see it?

Their different point of view and believe makes them have different product for the same product.

Is this the same as differentiation?

Not quite. I think there are some similarity with the concept of “product differentiation”, only that product differentiation usually came from marketing team. They tend to look at the market, measuring, mapping,talked with people of some product good, bad and preferences. After that, they try to find a “hole” in the market, and filled it with a new product.

I don't says that this approach is bad or not working. This approach actually works for many company. But, from my limited exploration, I see that this approach usually came up with product variant (style, material or sets of feature) or try to enter a new segment (price point) for the same product.

On the other hand, the company with strong believe and have unique point of view for something, usually can came up with more original product. They can even bring a totally new kind of product that never exist before.
But of course, like all product and invention, for one to success, there are more variable that the two approach i write about. The history is full of a product that came up from the founder believe and point of view, and some of them fail, just like any other business.
So, do you have your own believe and unique point of view?






Sunday, March 10, 2013

Windows 9 UI concept

Another UI concept....:)

Windows 8 is about 4 months old right now. Many people said bad thing about it and the PC that came along with it. They say its a compromise product, bad UI among many other things.

Personally, Im living with Windows 8 since the preview release last year, and for me its a great OS. Maybe its not perfect, but i believ its a new way and concept that will complete over time.

Do people even remember, iOS was not complete in the beginning. It can't load 3rd party app and missing multitasking capability. But, many people defense Apple, said it is what mobile OS should be. But, in reality iOS change time over time and become complete and more capable system. I believe Windows 8 will also change over time, patching the hole it has now.

OK. In this concept, i try to address two said problem found (and many people said) about Windows 8. One, about UI consistencies between desktop and modern UI. And two, about the notification system (again, do you remember that iOS also have a problem about this also? the one that finally fix with that pull down status bar..ehemm...just like Android).

Lets start it

First about the desktop UI.
In my concept, i try to redesign the taskbar, flatten it (its the trend now), and make it more consistence with the whole modern UI. The icon style also replaced with modern UI one. But, unlike todays Windows 8 taskbar that only display running desktop app, this taskbar - which i rename to "taskbox" will contain both running desktop , modern UI app, .
I also implemented notification box in here, the one that will also appear in the Start screen (and later in the Windows Phone 9 Start screen) so the whole thing would be consistences.
I imagine, the notification box can be expanded, so the user can response to what they see quickly. I guess, i will make the mockup UI for that later.


Second..The start screen.
I bring the "Taskbox" into the Start screen UI, change the shape of it to match the Start screen grouping icon.  The function is the same. It will contain the notification box, pinned app and running app (both desktop and modern UI app). The "Taskbox" will always be placed in the left side, so it will always visible when user go back to Start screen.


As you can see, the notification box is also present. It gives user quick access and fixed place for the user. They can response to it without have to go deeper into the apps.

Yes, with this solution, there are two method for the user to deal with push data, via the live tile and the notofication box. But, i think that shouldn't be a problem.

Last, Windows Phone implementation
I try to implement the concept on the Windows phone. The taskbox will always stays at the top of the screen for quick access. It can contain frequent used app, favorite live tile, notification box and display running app.


Thats it...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Physical puzzle versus digital puzzle app



Yesterday, my lovely wife talk to me. She wants to buy a little puzzle for our 2,5 years son. Spontaneously, i asked her to check some on Android market.
And her response surprise me. She said she won't do that.
She wants physical little puzzle, not some digital one on flat touch screen.

Then it makes me think..
Maybe shes right..maybe too much interaction with touchscreen is bad for our son. He needs to feel and learn more about physical object. To play with, to explore with.

And, right now, i just read a great article by  tittle A Brief Rant On The Future Of Interaction Design.

He talk that touch screen interface he called "picture under glass" should not be our future because it isn't our natural way to interact with our world.

I think in some point he is right.

But i still can't imagine the better way of acquiring information, contacting our friends and packing so much data into a small form factor other than our current smartphone or tablet design and UI.

And its quite bother me..