Well I am not sure what to think here. Everyone around us has just assumed that with RIM acquiring The Astonishing Tribe (AKA TAT) they were the ones behind the PlayBook’s awesome UI. Well we all know what the meaning of assume means. Teknision has now come forth on their website claiming that they have helped develop the BlackBerry PlayBook’s UI. “The BlackBerry Tablet OS is a completely new user experience direction for BlackBerry, which will eventually extend to all RIM devices.” So one can only wonder when the tablet UI will be hitting a BlackBerry Device near you.
Teknision led the user experience design effort for the new BlackBerry PlayBook. Working closely with RIM’s executive team, Teknision provided creative direction, conceptualization and lead design execution for the BlackBerry Tablet OS.
As part of an extended engagement, members of Teknision’s UXD team became part of the PlayBook development team to oversee the design implementation and ensure the design vision and language extends to all aspects of the PlayBook experience.
The BlackBerry Tablet OS is a completely new user experience direction for BlackBerry, which will eventually extend to all RIM devices. The PlayBook engagement resulted in several patents and near unanimous industry acclaim.
Head on over to Teknision website and check them out.