“Picking just one thing to stand for is fearful, is filled with fear [is scary] because you might be wrong. Where as if you’re everything, how could you be wrong? Right? There’s always one more thing.
So when we see companies that get great, they all have in common—at some point they stop futzing around and at one point they say “This is what we do.” There are some exceptions like Yahoo, which got lucky for awhile, but at some point they all say this is what we do. And it will make your product better because it will optimize it for someone who needs it.” Seth Godin. Here.
Diogenes Brito in “On Being A Designer And A Developer: Not Quite Unicorn Rare”
Also, check the conversation about this post on Hacker News here.
Folks keep throwing around the word “delight” when referring to animation and cute interactions. Cool and great for those guys. Guess what though? Animation can be used functionally too. It’s not just an embellished detail.
Animation leverages an overlooked dimension — time! An invisible fabric which stitches space together. You don’t have to be a math dork to understand this. Pasquale D’Silva - Transitional Interfaces