The new Nike Air Max 90 FlyEase have a collapsible ankle that snaps back into place as you step into them.
The heel is designed with athletes that may have difficulty tying laces in mind, but it’s not just a shoe for people with disabilities. It’s an awesome design that makes everybody’s life easier. I think it looks great too.
I’ve been saying this for years (decades maybe? I am: old), but accessibility isn’t something you should consider at the end of a product design cycle. If it’s integrated into the process well it can lead to innovation that benefits people of all abilities.
Well done Nike. More of this please, everyone.
It’s really good. If you ask me It’s still a must-read if you’re involved in the design of websites and whatnot. It’s helped shape the way many people (myself included) approach work; but after a good few years of seeing people idly prodding away at their phones and not really engaging with anything past hitting next, a like, a heart, share or whatever I can’t help but wonder what the world might have been like if instead he wrote this...
Kanye has just released an update to his latest album, The Life of Pablo. Tidal subscribers will find a new finished version of Wolves and the outro by Frank Ocean is now its own track, called Frank’s Track.
This is in fact the second “update” to the album since its launch; and it’s just dawned on me that he’s treating it a bit like software. When your music is stored on a server to be streamed of course you can patch it and update it like a developer would do an app, a plug-in or a blogger might edit a post. You can react to feedback from your audience like a new kind of asynchronous performance. It figures that you could even A/B or multivariate test different versions to hone it.
Thinking about music as software is interesting. Huh.