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Nokia's new hire Peter Skillman talks

| September 19, 2010 | 6 Replies
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Peter Skillman Nokia’s newest high profile employe after Steven Elop gave an interview to the guys at ZURB to talk about Mobile Experiences before jetting off to London to begin his new role with Nokia. He certainly said some very interesting things and he seems to be a very passionate outspoken guy that actually wants to do something new rather than going the safe route. He criticised both Apple and Motorola on their interfaces and also gave some points on how to make a Mobile experience perfect. From what I have seen this guy should work well with Elop considering Elop is a software guy and Skillman is obsessed with the getting the software experience dead on I mean look at the picture of him, he looks like a typical designer obsessed with things that normal people will find odd trust me I have meet a few not Skillman of course but people like that a good 😀

Some of the interesting highlights from the interview include :

  • Many smartphones have too much junk loaded on top of OS — a good example of this is Motoblur on top of Android.
  • Different functions in companies don’t talk to each other — most organizations feel like they are a university with a separate math, physics, and english departments which don’t talk to each other. Talking is where most of opportunity lies for design.
  • It’s very easy to copy a mobile phone — it takes about 8 hours to take apart a phone and laser scan the whole thing. It will take another 2 to 3 weeks and mimic and build any phone out there. The bar for delivering reasonable hardware has really come down.
  • Of my favourites that should also shut up the american skeptics

    Simplicity. Simplicity. Simplicity.

    Another good one

    4 Must Haves

    Peter casually mentioned that if you’re missing one of these you’re dead:

    • Delicious hardware
    • Cloud services
    • A rich user interface
    • Developer ecosystem

    You can actually read the whole interview and listen to the audio podcast here

    via ZURB

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