Lessons from Star Wars: Function Trumps Form

The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has the internet buzzing! Crazed fans are studying each frame and analyzing every detail of the 88 seconds. The most interesting discussion I’ve seen is about the “function” of the new lightsaber! Although an amazing visual, folks are asking how the new crossbar actually helps in battle.

It begs the question, do we care as much about the functional design of our POCUS systems? After all we use POCUS in the real world!

How can we be more involved in sharing our design ideas? Does your system do everything you want in the way you want?