More tablet magazines - wired, tired or expired?
There's going to be a period of about a year as the world of publishing dips its pinkies into reproducing magazines and newspapers on tablet devices. Some will balk at the prospect and return to print, others will embrace it. We've shown examples in the past of what happened when Sports Illustrated attempted to pretty much cut and paste their magazine into a tablet, and then how a design agency approached it from a different point of view - namely not been trapped in the mindset of publishing a physical magazine.
Now Wired magazine have produced a version of how their magazine might function on a tablet. Given that they're all about technology and future-thinking, you might expect something that'd blow your socks clean off. Unfortunately, it's nothing very inspiring and little more engaging than the dead tree version. For example, why have functionality you'd associate with a mouse click (click boxes in corners) when you could have multi-finger gestures or swipes on screen?