The "Tigerstories" are software fiction and software politics;
they give a brief introduction to my way of thinking in the area of
software- and interfacedesign.
Poster2: " Lost Tiger! Bought X 10.4, but
its Tiger ran off!
Have you seen it? Please call me: I miss it – alot."
What can we expect when there comes an operating
system from Apple called 'Tiger'? Where can Apple Users actually feel
that tiger? At the moment they can only feel it in the hardware –
if they buy a new laptop, they can run everything a bit faster. Apple
Software hasn't really changed that much over the last decade, so
the user doesn't profit at all from that very nice tiger metaphor.
Poster1: "The Mac OS X Designerhome.
Somewhere in suburbia, there was a little computerhome.
It was a very nice village, mostly designers were living there, but
a bit middleclass and boring. Mac Os X, where is your Tiger?"
The poster shows an illustration of the Mac OS X User Home icon. That's
the top level representation Apple gives to every user. That's where
they portrait us where we live in on our computer. I looked at that
and thought: thats quite a suburbian aesthetic. No Apple User in real
life would want to move into such a home! Again, this poster calls
for the Tiger to come forward and make life more exciting and less
suburbian for Apple Users, softwarewise.
Poster3: "The US of AdobeMacromedia.
Please, Adobe, let US play!"
How desirable is it to have all design software coming out of only
one company? Big and buggy applications, promoting one and only one
design attitude will inevitably be the effect. The poster is a reaction
to Adobe's recent acquisition of Macromedia, pleading for smaller,
customizable, individual tools.