The worn interface

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Morten Just

In the real world, we can se traces of how other people use things around us. Here's why we should be able to do that in software, too.

There’s a human-made path next to the paved one. Even though dogs seem to like it, it might be made by runners in hard shoes.

Visiting someone here? According to the wear on the doorbell, there’s a good chance you’re here to see Øresundshuset.

Not sure which ice cream to choose? Take the most empty one for a popular choice

In the physical world, we’re able read hints of usage by how worn out things look. On the internet, everything is new all the time.

Here’s what a worn interface could look like. Notice the heavily used support area.

or, simply reversed, people’s clicks (or fingers for touch interfaces) that actually clean up the most commonly used areas of the site.

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A highlighter pen for the web

With Claus [https://twitter.com/claus]

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A music review site you can pivot like a spreadsheet

It's funny how music review sites often just have one, single view of their reviews: a list. And it's funny how we just have come to accept that. This aggregator lets you pivot on Rating, Genre, Album, Label and Publication.


Perfect festival day finder

It's a 3-day festival. You can only go for 1. But which one? What if you could just enter your last.fm username on a web page and let it do the math?

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Personal paper-based festival plan

A music festival with 100 gigs can be overwhelming. Add hangovers and sleep deprivation, and the task of picking out a gig becomes unmanageable, and you're left to chance. To top it off, your phone ran out of battery two days ago. What if someone who knows your taste better than yourself could make you a nice, printable, foldable, offline program you can carry in your back pocket? With Claus [https://twitter.com/claus]