3 From the Desk to the Palm
Desktop workstation from Metaphor Computers, designed by Mike Nuttall of Matrix Product Design and Jim Yurchenco of David Kelly Design
a. John Ellenby
GRiD Compass computer preproduction prototype, 1981
1984 version of the GRiD laptop, with LCD display, floppy disk drive & IBM compatibility
John Ellenby founded GRiD Computer Systems in 1980 to develop Compass, the first laptop, complete with power supply, modem, bubble memory, full keyboard and graphic display, and designed to fit in half a briefcase.
b. Jeff HawkinsClockwise from top left: GRiDpad, Workslate, Momenta & GO
Jeff Hawkins joined GRiD, and developed GRiDPad, the first tablet computer to reach the market.
c. Bert Keely
Acer TravelMate C200 Tablet PC
Bert Keely is the architect of tablet PCs at Microsoft, leading efforts to advance the designs, and promoting a tablet mode that allows people to easily use the machine with one hand.
David Liddle, project leader for the design of the Xerox Star, the founder of Metaphor Computer, and head of Interval Research, explains that a technology is adopted in three phases—the enthusiast phase, the professional phase, and the consumer phase—and that these phases apply to the technology of a remote control or camera just as much as to a computer.
Mat Hunter was lead interaction designer in the team at that developed an interaction architecture for digital photography with Kodak.
c. David Kelley
David Kelley, Chairman of IDEO, traces the development of interaction design from screen graphics to complete experiences, and proposes a future where designers act as integrators. Designers are going to be the people who integrate the technology and the process together.