For Research In Motion, everything is riding on the success of BlackBerry 10.
To gain a deeper understanding of this gesture-based interface that tries to do away with applications as silos, we sat down with RIM's vice president of user experience design, Don Lindsay.
Lindsay talked about the design influences on BlackBerry 10, issues encountered by doing away with a home-style button, and compromises made by having so many development toolkits to support on the platform.
This episode also contains snippets of RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, and finishes up on a unique interpretation of an 80s classic, performed by RIM Vice Presidents Alec Saunders, Chris Smith, and Martyn Mallick.
Let us know in the comments if you think BlackBerry 10 has a chance, and whether corporate vice presidents should use musical instruments.
Running Time: 21 minutes and 46 seconds.
Chris Duckett attended BlackBerry Jam Americas as a guest of RIM.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.