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The humane interface : new directions for designing interactive systems / Jef Raskin

Catalog Data

Author:
Raskin, Jef  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 233 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
©2000
Notes:
Also issued online.
CHMNK copy 39088020232666 gift from the library of Bill Moggridge, Cooper-Hewitt Director 2010-2012.
Contents:
Background -- Cognetics and the locus of attention -- Meanings, modes, monotony, and myths -- Quantification -- Unification -- Navigation and other aspects of humane interfaces -- Interface issues outside the user interface -- Conclusion
Summary:
This unique guide to interactive system design reflects the experience and vision of Jef Raskin, the creator of the Apple Macintosh. Other books may show how to use today's widgets and interface ideas effectively. Raskin, however, demonstrates that many current interface paradigms are dead ends, and that to make computers significantly easier to use requires new approaches. He explains how to effect desperately needed changes, offering a wealth of innovative and specific interface ideas for software designers, developers, and product managers.
Topic:
Human-computer interaction  Search this
User interfaces (Computer systems)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101957