Emotional Design: BMW's MINI Cooper|
You know I'm in total agreement with that. One of my complaints about Apple's trend toward the brushed metal is that it is not a good touchy-feely surface. A person is fairly intimate with their laptop, and *feel* is as important as anything else. That's why I still use my 98 Wallstreet and have spent $$ to keep it updated and current. The new iMacs are not "cute", unlike the earlier ones. I hope Steve gets over this boxy, sterile phase. Perhaps I should mail him a copy of Mr. Norman's book. :-)
I gush over the MINIs, and Ford's retro Thunderbird, but as much as I love Pontiac they really missed it with their attempt at bringing back the GTO. I still lust when I see my Pumpkin in a parking lot, so I guess that's a good match. :-)
I'm going to see if our library has this. It sounds like a good read.