Why shouldn’t the same high-level thinking like that used in technology and other industries be used to increase pleasure in the bedroom? Of all the places that you want a quality user experience. I can’t think of a better one, can you?…
…But in one most profound area of our life – sexual health and wellness – we have somehow eluded innovation.
Grant Bechthold, VP of product development at Standard Innovation, in a keynote address at the CES Digital Health Summit. Via The Register: Vibrator guru on pleasure tech.
The Register article outlines how Standard Innovation’s product development cycle is similar to processes in other fields: from 3D conceptual designs to prototypes to field testing to actual academic studies on the product’s usefulness. Because, as Bechthold says, “[A] dropped cellphone call seems small compared to a dropped orgasm.”
Somewhat Related: Washington, DC residents watch more porn than the rest of America.
Designers, especially those transitioning from print to web, yearn for [a consistent canvas size]. We’re lucky to have it on phones, but the varying sizes of desktop browsers throw us in a loop. Despite that, I was bullish on keeping the width of the desktop text at a comfortable 65-70 characters per line no matter how long your browser becomes. I was steadfast in keeping the content on top—not hugged by filters, settings, search bars and ads. More space in your window doesn’t mean you have to fill it.
Mig Reyes, designer, 37signals, on redesigning the Signal vs Noise blog (but don’t call it a blog). 37signals, The Typography and Layout behind the new Signal vs. Noise redesign.
Let’s repeat: More space in your window doesn’t mean you have to fill it.