Many assumptions have been broken: “Everyone has a mouse”, “Everyone has broadband internet”, “Everyone’s computer gets faster every year”, “All monitors are calibrated”. We should design with the most important elements first, responsively and put content first. The web is more flexible than ever.
A next-generation software dubbed “FingerSense” can recognize knuckle-taps, nails, and various kinds of gestures that can be implemented for new touch user interfaces.
Live Tiles are popular as they show content people care about, so the Windows Phone team fitted more on screen with a 4-column layout, and tile resizing with 1 tap. Colours are one of the best ways of expressing personality, so the palette was doubled to 20.
Famed Type Designer, Jason Santa Maria, leaves the popular online webfont company, Typekit. He’s been working with them from the very beginning and he calls it a fun experience.