New UI Metaphors with Konkreet Performer

This video demo of Konkreet Performer, a music control and performance instrument for the iPad, was interesting because it positions itself as a break from traditional mixing-board metaphors for music UIs. I have no idea how usable it is, but it’s great to see the experimentation! (Link via CreativeApplications.Net.)

It reminded me of this recent post, Against chrome: a manifesto — a nice rant against all the UI chrome and out-of-date metaphors that are gunking-up moderns interfaces.