Keep the Focus on Requirements

Page 1 / 2 Next >
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
TJ McDermott
User Rank
Re: Software silos don't help
TJ McDermott   6/22/2012 12:09:38 AM
Jerry, you said:

A really good designer/engineer makes things more simple, not more complicated.

Apple Computer's first mouse offering was as simple as could be - just one button to click.  This didn't really meet the needs or desires of users; mice today have at least two, plus a scroll wheel.

Apple is very good at breaking ground with simple and elegant products, but to my view they always seem a bit too simple; the most popular products in the class have just a few more features.  I-Phones pave the way, but popular phones have a few more basic navigation buttons.


User Rank
Sticky keys
jbaker   6/23/2012 9:38:45 PM
"The previous keyboard had very sticky keys, which if you're a person who types like a mad dog for a living, can be highly irritating, introducing unnecessary typos and reducing speed."

It sounds like you may want to look into investing in a mechanical switch keyboard -- they generally run about $100. This guide has about as much information as you could ever need on the subject. I code on an old buckling spring IBM Model M and I could never go back to a rubber dome. I don't know if you could find a wireless model though, as many of them are marketed as "gaming" keyboards.

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
More Blogs
Imagine being able to illegally download a physical product the same way you can with music and video. The advent of desktop, home, and prosumer 3D printers is having huge repercussions in the intellectual property domain.
Our latest Design News Quick Poll reveals that readers are facing serious cyber security challenges.
The most efficient and ecologically sound automation system may be "eco obsolete" — an older system sustained with obsolete parts.
Design News contributing writer Fred Eady strolls down the memory lane of the homebrew embedded WiFi designs he then wrote reference books around.
Digital design tools and 3D printing can be used to innovate new products and accelerate the development and commercialization cycle.
Design News Webinar Series
10/1/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
9/10/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
8/13/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/20/2015 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Oct 5 - 9, Standards for the Internet of Things (IoT)
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7

Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service