3 different design proposals by well-established design firms for Bloomberg's complex, information-rich online interface.
I am curious: which one is your favorite & why?
"web design shop" thehappycorp uses social interaction, personalization & different forms of data visualizations, inspired by lava lamps or Newsmaps. it includes a cyborg-like wearable sensor to monitor the health of the worker, a Wii golf game with a handicap depending on on your actual market performance (& somehow an old-style telephone wired to the keyboard).
design firm IDEO presents on a more natural way of navigation. the left screen shows general information, while on the right, drilled-down detail data dynamically pops-up. several wearable display devices can be attached to the screens, post-it style. a form of "tactile scrolling" on a touch panel allows users to cascade between the different information panes.
finally, Ziba Design focuses on a restrained use of color, & a wide range of data visualizations, from simple bar charts to complex 3-D data representations that make use of animation & motion. they also envision some sort of "space-saving" holographic displays & a blown-up version of the iPod wheel for navigation & interaction.