"No muse was identified with the visual arts of painting and sculpture. In ancient Greece sculptors and painters were held in low regard, somewhere between freemen and slaves, their work regarded as mere manual labour."
All told, the sequence clocks in at around six minutes. Fukunaga and the crew ran through the whole thing seven times while the cameras were rolling. The director built in possible edit points if two takes had to be combined to make the perfect version of the shot, but anyone who is wondering should know that the sequence everyone saw in the episode is, in fact, a true single take and one of the great achievements of filmmaking for television - True Detective: How Did They Pull Off That Final Shot?
Several automotive companies have begun replacing traditional controls in their cars with touch screens. Unfortunately, their eagerness to set new trends in hardware, is not matched by their ambition to create innovative software experiences for these new input mechanisms. Instead of embracing new constraints and opportunities, they merely replicate old button layouts and shapes on these new, flat, glowing surfaces.
So even controls for air condition and infotainment - which are commonly used while driving - now lack any tactile feedback and require the driver’s dexterity and attention when operated. Considering that distracted driving is the number one cause for car accidents, this is not a step in the right direction.
This reminds me similarly of when touch screens were first introduced into the world of PCs, and existing companies were trying to shoe-horn the design metaphors of a “keyboard and mouse” to something which obviously wasn’t suited to it.
I’m not sure how discoverable some of the gestures are, or how easy they are to learn though it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
When I first saw Clear on iOS I thought it would be the beginning of the “buttonless UI” craze, though nearly after 2 years of Clear being released I’ve yet to see another app follow the same design paradigm and execute it successfully.
Originally I thought it was because a buttonless would only work for very simplistic apps (like a to do list) though after today, while randomly browsing the App Store and stumbling upon Peek Calendar, I no longer think this is the case.
I’ve only been using it for a few hours and I already think this could be a serious contender against my existing Calendar app (Calendars 5).