I love pure exploratory concept work as it expands the mind and challenges me to see and think differently, especially things that I have become so obtuse and callous towards because of everyday use.
Take, for example, the browser. Sure, you may be an ardent Chrome fan, or a long-time Firefox user, or even a Safari or IE die-hard, but have you ever thought about a much more simple layout and design?
Look at Sebastiaan de With’s concept of a much more simple browser, what he’s calling Helm:
I’m liking what I’m seeing. Sure, I’d sacrifice some of the development tools and extensions that I’ve come to love but I do enjoy trying new browsers out and experiencing the content afresh.
It would be sweet if Sebastiaan went ahead and even made a working prototype of this browser concept – I’d be one of the first to try it.
Have you see any other crazy exploratory concept work recently? List it off in the comments, I’d love to dream a little more.