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The Humane Interface. New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems.
The Humane Interface. New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems.
von Jef Raskin
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Revenge On The Nerds, 13. April 2000
If you have ever been annoyed or perplexed by your computer, you will love "The Humane Interface," by Jef Raskin, the Silicon-Valley iconoclast who created the Macintosh project at Apple.
My first experience with computers came at a party in the mid-'70s when I was dragged into a four-way discussion over the question of how to get past an ogre who was guarding a cave entrance. I had no idea what my three nerdy companions were talking about with such amusement and I felt that they were secretly savoring my confusion. It turned out that they had a computer terminal in the bedroom that was hooked up to M.I.T. through something called the "Internet" and they were playing a game called "Zork." A few years later, these same guys and their nerdy brethren were designing the interfaces that you and I rely upon today and, I felt, they were still secretly savoring our confusion.
As luck would have it, I was drawn into computers by way of the electronic games industry in the '80s. Whenever I complained about the way computers worked, I was driven back and put in my place by technical arguments that made me feel like a Neanderthal. Now I imagine that many of YOU have either been in the same place, or have just accepted -- as you might a bitter medicine --the aggravating complexity of computers as a "given." Well, with the publication of "The Humane Interface," our time has come. It is an easy and amusing read, but it is also a radical critique that just might shake up the computer industry. The attack on the sacred cows of GUI interface design is humorous but devastating, with plenty of supporting scientific data. Once he's definitively proven that the emperor has no clothes, Raskin offers commonsensical, and oftimes ingeniously simple solutions.
I recommend "The Humane Interface" to casual computer users as well as professionals, since it will equip both with the right spells to overcome the ogre of GUI.


The Humane Interface. New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems.
The Humane Interface. New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems.
von Jef Raskin
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 30,95

5.0 von 5 Sternen Revenge on the Nerds, 10. April 2000
If you have ever been annoyed or perplexed by your computer, you will love "The Humane Interface," by Jef Raskin, the Silicon-Valley iconoclast who created the Macintosh project at Apple.
My first experience with computers came at a party in the mid-'70s when I was dragged into a four-way discussion over the question of how to get past an ogre who was guarding a cave entrance. I had no idea what my three nerdy companions were talking about with such amusement and I felt that they were secretly savoring my confusion. It turned out that they had a computer terminal in the bedroom that was hooked up to M.I.T. through something called the "Internet" and they were playing a game called "Zork." A few years later, these same guys and their nerdy brethren were designing the interfaces that you and I rely upon today and, I felt, they were still secretly savoring our confusion.
As luck would have it, I was drawn into computers by way of the electronic games industry in the '80s. Whenever I complained about the way computers worked, I was driven back and put in my place by technical arguments that made me feel like a Neanderthal. Now I imagine that many of YOU have either been in the same place, or have just accepted -- as you might a bitter medicine --the aggravating complexity of computers as a "given." Well, with the publication of "The Humane Interface," our time has come. It is an easy and amusing read, but it is also a radical critique that just might shake up the computer industry. The attack on the sacred cows of GUI interface design is humorous but devastating, with plenty of supporting scientific data. Once he's definitively proven that the emperor has no clothes, Raskin offers commonsensical, and oftimes ingeniously simple solutions.
I recommend "The Humane Interface" to casual computer users as well as professionals, since it will equip both with the right spells to overcome the ogre of GUI.


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