Deliciosa filosofíaDelicious philosophy

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Este fin de semana he vuelto a probar Delicious Library, el genial programa para catalogar los libros, discos y películas que tienes en casa, usando la cámara del Mac. Básicamente usas la iSight para leer los códigos de barras y te crea unas monísimas estanterías con tus colecciones, además de montar un sencillo sistema de control para saber a quién le has prestado qué.El producto es una idea de la gente de Delicious Monster, una compañía creada por Wil Shipley, quien fuera el fundador y presidente de Omni Group, los creadores -entre otras cosas- del maravilloso OmniGraffle.

Una de las cosas que más me gusta de esta gente, es su declaración de principios:

“We believe that delicious software, starts as something simple and beautiful: an idea to simplify your life, to help you more easily accomplish something you need to do. (…) Delicious software should be deep and focused, so every feature you want to use is understandable and anticipates what you actually want to do; you should find yourself smiling at its added and unexpected beauty. (…) It’s delicious and it makes you smile.”

En resumen, cinco palabras que deberíamos tener siempre en mente cuando comenzamos a crear un nuevo producto: Simple, beautiful, deep, focused, understandable.

Genial. 

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I’ve been trying again Delicious Library this weekend. It’s a great software to catalogue all the books, Cd’s and DVDs that you have at home, just using the integrated camera on every Mac computer. By using the iSight to capture the bar code on every issue, you can setup beautiful shelves with all your collections. Plus, you have a nice control system to know who you’ve borrowed what.

Te application is a great idea from Delicious Monster, the company created by Wil Shipley, who also founded Omni Group (creators of, among other applications,  OmniGraffle).

One of the things I like the most fo these guys is their principle statement:

“We believe that delicious software, starts as something simple and beautiful: an idea to simplify your life, to help you more easily accomplish something you need to do. (…) Delicious software should be deep and focused, so every feature you want to use is understandable and anticipates what you actually want to do; you should find yourself smiling at its added and unexpected beauty. (…) It’s delicious and it makes you smile.”

Five words that we must have in mind when it comes to design a new product:  Simple, beautiful, deep, focused, understandable.

What else?

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2 Comentarios

  1. piro

    vaya, que idea tan genial! no sabía yo de esa manera de catalogar que tienen los mac… ¿y no hay nada parecido para windows o linux?

    Comentado 4 febrero 2008 a las 23:52 | Permalink | Responder
  2. Una vez tengas una libreria considerable en Delicious… hazla “social” a base de importarla al estupendo Shelfari (que acepta sus ficheros)… No te olvides de apuntarme como amigo ;-)

    http://www.shelfari.com/dahveedgr/shelf

    Comentado 26 febrero 2008 a las 10:19 | Permalink | Responder

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