iPad Multitasking Solution: Swipe Up
When it comes to Apple and their products, I’m typically satisfied. I love their industrial design, software, and overall design ethos - and have for years. When the iPod came out, I had to have one. Although at that time I was deeply invested in the fledgling Minidisc…and was a sophomore in high school and could hardly afford to do anything but drool over anything Apple. Since the glorious high school days of yore, and after getting my first job, I’ve had the pleasure of owning a green iPod Mini, a 1st gen Shuffle, a black 1st gen Nano (scratch-magnet), the iPod Video, the 1st gen iPhone, the iPhone 3g, a 1st gen MacBook, a MacBook Pro (from work) and now I’m typing this on the latest iMac. Needless to say; I dig Apple. I feel like they understand me and what I want in an electronic device. They’ve found a way to make computers cool again and have been leaving the beige box folk out in the cold and struggling to play catch-up after every product release. However, when I think about their newly-announced iPad, and who it’s for, it really makes me wonder where they’re going with this product. As a designer, I love the idea of using it as a flashy display tool in a meeting with a potential client - swiping left and right and pinching and zooming on design samples seems like a dream scenario. I won’t get into a long-winded spiel about who/what/why, but rather propose my idea for an elegant solution to one of their seemingly largest glaring omissions: Multitasking.
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