Incite by Design

Caustic visions and shared thoughts on design, marketing, creativity, philanthropy, pop culture and business philosophy by Toronto design firm, Ricksticks Inc.


Is iPad the Interface of the Future?

I've had conversations with peers claiming that the iPad provides a seamless merging of print and onscreen experience, a monumental milestone on the path to convergence. To this, I often reply that it's feels too toy-like for me to take seriously as the future of computer interfacing. To explain, the iPad simply doesn't provide the experience convergence that I have always envisioned. When I think of the virtues bestowed upon this device, I think of it as a diversion away from something truly exciting:

I want this. I want this now. Compared to this technology, iPad is an 'Etch A Sketch' - I'm just not that impressed, and I can wait to be impressed.