|Screen shot from Objectified. Text recedes into the background.|
Some of the best desinged objects are those that dont apear to have been designed at all. The design is so well integrated into form and function of the object that acording to Apple designer, Jonathan Ive, people may think to them selves "...of course it's that way, why would it be any other way..." With resepect to the iPhone the design is so well integrated into the function of the phone that you may not really think about it. The thing that people will notice is the software and how they interact with it.
With all the technology available to us we often take it for granted until it fails to perform seamlessly. When pulling up Objectified on my television through Netflix's instant function for Nintendo Wii, I was instantly frustrated by the interface. While it was an innovative concept, it was different enough from everything else that I am used to working with that I was not intuitively able to navigate it. While I do apreciate good design, I find myself more often than not asking why things are designed so poorly.