Own a PC? What shape is the play button on iTunes? What about the jogdial on the classic iPod? Circular. You’ll notice the circle has a rather recurring role in music. Whether it’s in the shape of the amphitheatre, or that hole in your guitar, the circle has a connect with music that goes a long way back, and hasn’t been forgotten even in this digital age of music. The conceptual iPod Shuffle aims at celebrating that relationship, with its circular design.
The new design puts the jogdial around the screen, giving you a UI that goes a good 3mm beyond the screen’s touch surface. A circular screen usually is an interface nightmare, but the shuffle does a good job of creating a good looking product with a good interface. Plus, I can’t tell you how glad I am to see that headphone jack!!
Designer: Giorgi Tedoradze