I just bought a Nexus One for work (through my Android Developer account), and when I turned it on I immediately noticed that something was wrong. It was different from my own Nexus One. One thing I really like about the N1 is the AMOLED display. Contrast is incredibly good and black is truly black, not grey.
In the end of July HTC decided to change the hardware on both Desire and Nexus One, and so the new unit I bought through work does not have an AMOLED display but a rather boring”Super LCD” instead. Here’s a couple of pics.
The two phones next to each other. The trackballs look different as well.
The deadline for applications for the CIID Interaction Design Programme is May 3rd! I can only recommend doing this, if you’re interested in interaction design. Here’s the official announcement:
Dear All -
In parallel with the launch of our new website, we are very pleased to announce the opening of the application process for our next generation of students.
As an education concerned with the broad potential of design and technology, the CIID Interaction Design Programme is looking for a wide diversity of students. We plan to have a class of 25 people and welcome applicants from all over the world with educational backgrounds in varying disciplines. You should be curious and creative, enthusiastic about design and have the desire to study in a cross-disciplinary environment. Whether you’re currently studying or working, you should be interested in the connections between education and interaction design practice.
To find out more about the application process and requirements please refer to the website: http://ciid.dk/education/admissions/ – there is a list of FAQs but if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
The curriculum teaches students to apply technology to everyday life through the design of software, products and services. We believe in a hands-on and user-centered approach to interaction design. Students learn the programming and electronics skills needed to work with technology as a design medium. They conduct user-research and experience prototyping to provide real-world grounding to their concepts. Frequent work in multi-disciplinary teams encourages peer-to-peer learning and a diverse selection of visiting faculty exposes students to a range of expertise.
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