Yep I’m going to go there. There are a ton of concept UI’s that are blown up on walls and support a multitouch gestural interface. Sure they look pretty, but a vast majority of these examples don’t do anything. I mean look at this video:
ooh look at the roundy things linked to other roundy things that we can move around. Throw some Ratatat on top of that video and it will be slick. Don’t get me wrong I love Ratatat, but I don’t love your pointless “art.” I’ve seen this shit so many god damn times now it makes me sick. What is wrong with you people. I mean you have all this time to make this thing, but you couldn’t spend a second on any reason for it to exist? It doesn’t even have to be practical, but it should be real. I saw an example app in Flash that looked just like this, albeit worked with a mouse on my desktop, 10 years ago! So come on! Let’s take all this talent and actually make something that does something.
Oh and while I’m ranting, I want to have a word with you, marketer, who saw this video and then showed it to your client. Why did you do that. This doesn’t solve any problem of theirs. Now some PM has to explain to some poor dev that they have to build one of these for Altoids or some company to be used in a bar for one night for your “Awareness” campaign. Don’t you ever do that again! You can’t measure this and your drunk friends will say anything is cool when they are drunk.
Hey, i want to make the world a better place through sexy user interfaces that make people “squee!” with delight too. So I get it, I get why you think you had to do this. Maybe you thought it would help your portfolio, and who knows it might, but anyone who actually makes real interaction will know right away this is just noise that is getting in the way of progress.
So to all of you out there making demoware without any purpose stop, think about it and come up with better idea.