Praise be to Apple.
I know, I know - and I'm not even an Apple user. But everyday I become more and more impressed by their products, their company and their thinking.
Case in point (in regards to their thinking...): Jesse James Garrett, author of The Elements of User Experience, has written a great post on his blog about the Apple Store in San Fransisco and how Apple has used their stores to create a user experience unlike very many others in the retail sector.
Garrett gives 6 lessons we can take from Apple's design of their stores. They are:
- Create an experience, not an artifact.
- Honor context.
- Prioritize your messages.
- Institute consistency.
- Design for change.
- Don't forget the human element.
The entire post can be found here.