This article was published on May 21, 2009

Designing iPhone Software: paper, pencils, wooden forms, ink and brush


Designing iPhone Software: paper, pencils, wooden forms, ink and brush
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder & board member, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

When designing software for the iPhone you would think people would use Photoshop, illustrator or the Interface Design software Apple included in the iPhone developer suite. Not Chris over at CulturedCode. He used pencils, wooden forms representing various interface elements, ink, brushes and felt pens to sketch the User Interface for Things:

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Make sure you check out this photo full screen. It is just beautiful:

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