the multi-layered ipad
Up until now, we’ve done most of our reading using a single layer of data. This works well when you have abundant space, but breaks down when you try to work on a smaller device. As we pack more and more data into smaller spaces, we need to consider how this data is presented. The answer that provides the best compromise of accessibility and usability is to layer our data using modal dialogs. And now, a story.
Matt Jacobs publishes his notes on talk he gave about "The Tablet" and multi-layered computing. Well worth the read, or if you want the short-hand version you can page through his slides.