Adina Radke summarizes her contribution to the Rethinking iTunes project recently published by 2015 interface design students at FH Potsdam:
Execution aside**, I love the simplicity and straightforwardness of this interface. It's almost exactly like the Quick Look functionality that exists within Finder today, but with the substitution of file preview for a free-standing, fully functional UI. It feels like an idea that the iTunes team must have considered years ago. But, who knows? Sometimes obvious mashups like this take years to spontaneously manifest as design solutions.
** Spacing and proportion on this project are all over the place in a way that takes away (fairly significantly) from the presentation of an otherwise beautiful idea. This is exactly the sort of mistake that strains the untrained eye and kills professional presentations.