One of the ah-ha moments of my holidays came when I picked up my son’s IPod touch.
Once I got past the novelty of “finger-surfing”, I became entranced with the idea of changing the shape of the screen to fit the application.
With the IPod touch you simply flip the unit to change the aspect ratio of the screen. How soon before all electronic screens have advanced touch features and, I believe, more importantly, a vertical orientation like smart phones and the IPhone/IPod touch?
Think about it. Most books and magazines (and newspapers) are already oriented that way, as are portrait photos. Some television web templates leave wide borders on each side to have a consistent look regardless of screen resolution.
OTNB IDEA: One of the best ways to stir creativity and spur innovation to physically change the orientation or dimensions of an idea or object.
Think about it with fresh physical orientation.
Great Videographers turn their cameras away from the action on a news scene to capture a fresh perspective or unique story angle.