A collection of input and interactive devices built over the last 30 years.
Archives for April 2012
Anything can be forced to converge, but the problem is about trade-offs, and you end up with trade-offs that don’t please anyone. You can converge a toaster and refrigerator, but the end result won’t be pleasing to the user.
Every single person involved in product management or user experience should read this at the start of each day. It doesn’t matter if you’re working at a giant multinational or for yourself, this applies to every feature decision, large and small.
Pizza Hut in China is very different than the American version. The restaurant itself is much nicer, encouraging you to sit-down and enjoy a higher-end experience. While I was in Shanghai, I managed to walk by one, though sadly, not be able to dine there – I’m not tempted by Pizza Hut in the US. For an idea of the difference, check out this video:
That said, I also stumbled across some fun differences in their menu. Some very interesting differences. Here are some menu items that you don’t see here in the States:
- Seafood Supreme (Thousand Island Sauce) Pizza
- Portuguese Chicken Rice
- Bacon Penne with Truffle Parsley Sauce
- Baked Vegetables in Portuguese Sauce
- Mashed Potato with Bacon in White Sauce
- French Style Escargots with Mashed Potato
- Thousand Island Seafood Con Carne
- Snack platters that include chicken wings, waffle fries, mini-sausages and baby back ribs
I also love that the delivery people in their advertising can shoot fire from their hands. That’s a great way to keep the pizza warm on its way from the restaurant.
I dig the result of this process of staining a tan Smart Cover with coffee.
Need to do this with AT&T…