By way of an introduction

Here goes nothing. In 2008 I authored a Nokia internal blog called Unintuitive. Chronicling issues with both products I worked and didn't work on, the technology used to create great user experiences and of course how fantastic Finnish chocolate is. It was a small part of a thriving community of internal dialog all centered around a central blog hub. Surprisingly it rapidly became an important part of the companies internal dialog and the community even made the news in Business Week. It gave people a chance to talk across the silos and bureaucracy that inevitably occur in any large company. As well as shine a light of sanity on the crazy. Ah, the time a new strategy was presented using a theme from The Matrix. But instead of inviting everyone to take the red pill, it was decided as it matched our corporate colors we should all take the blue pill.

One of the great blogs was The S&S Intelligence blog written by a certain Horace Dediu. A data centric blog that was a precursor to the phenomenal Asymco. By late 2010 these blogs had started to decline. Then a triple whammy of a  change in strategy, a disruptive new way to communicate and finally a technology migration (death march?) to SharePoint 2010 ended the conversation. Recently some of these blogs have been born again, but public for all to see. The Needle is now Thndl. and J-P's BoxScore became Real Box Score Some written by people who have moved on from Nokia and some who are still there. So here is the new public version of Unintuitive. It won't have anything about Nokia or directly related products. So despite my long history of working on Symbian products there will be nothing about that, or S40, the latest Asha phones or Window Phone. There will also be no Hulk and no comments. If you want to comment then feel free to mail me or just join the conversation on twitter where I live as @designker. So what will be here at Unintuitive? There is no clear plan right now. But with some friends in our spare time we have just shipped a children's toy for iPad and iPhone. You can see more over at Kanjo arts. After 15 years of working on the design of smartphones it has been a difficult and interesting change to suddenly create something so different. So lets start with some posts about what went into that. Expect a post about the perils of creating an unrestricted berry builder and the problems you get when you combine that with a multitouch UI. Coming soon...