I downloaded a copy of Fennec today — Mozilla’s experimental mobile browser optimized for touch screen mobile devices.
For the rest of us, Mozilla’s been kind enough to offer downloads of Fennec that work in Windows, OS X and Linux.
It’s actually pretty aggravating to use a touch screen-optimized browser with a mouse and keyboard, but I was happy to see the thought they’ve put into the user experience.
Case in point, the settings screen:
If you can’t read these, the items include gems like:
Load images – Makes websites pretty
Enable Plugins – Makes websites annoying
At SXSWi ’08, there was a great panel called, “From Frustration to Elation” that made the case that injecting emotions (like humor, happiness, empathy, etc.) into products, software and services helps people make positive connections with the experience, which can contribute to the difference between a successful product and a failure.