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Being ill during the holidays can have it’s benefits. I got to watch A TON of movies that I had missed throughout the past year. One of the films I saw was HER by Spike Jonze and it blew me away! So much so that I immediately jumped online to read through all of the articles written about it in the past year. In the process I also found an amazing blog AND book on SciFi interfaces and what interaction designers can learn from them. But let’s start at the beginning.
Raise your hand if you are using an Adobe product.
Raise your hand if you are satisfied with that product.
Hmmm, less hands up the second time around. We felt the same way.

As UI designers the Adobe pallet has not been working that well for us lately. We have been creating layouts, wildly jumping back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop and have spent precious time waiting for the gianormous master PSDs to become editable. Edge Reflow seemed quite promising at first and might actually will be a good solution in a few versions to come. We could never chime into the gospel of Fireworks because it kept crashing on us.