Over the last few years, computing has been moving from “What machines can we give people?” to “What do people want to be able to do?”
The number one answer to that has been mobility. If computers can do cool things for us, we want to access those wherever we are, not just at our desks.
The number two answer has been that people don’t care about hardware and software, but about the media and information that catch their interest in the moment. Listening to music, watching videos, getting information about the weather or local cinema times…
Here’s a canter through how the technology has changed, and a starter for thinking about what it means for designing your documents.