The Sound of Art in Software Installations

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In my previous post, I wrote about trying to find the “sound of art” in your work. Those small, surprising details that catch you off guard and create a positive emotion inside you — like a smile, for example.

Here’s an example outside music that I saw today when installing a new version of RubyMine, a programming environment for the Ruby language. The beauty here is in how this installer has been designed with no one but the Ruby developer in mind. For someone not used to how the Mac works or how to read and write Ruby (most of the world), this is nonsense. And therefore probably not funny.

For the rest of us, it’s simply brilliant.

Kuvankaappaus 2013-8-27 kello 9.42.17