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The Visionaries new Vision,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Humane Interface. New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems. (Taschenbuch)
Chock' full of fantastic ideas and keenly knit arguments, this book has a property almost unique in the HCI realm: The ablility to be once-read in a single sitting! How many times have you caught your locus of attention involuntarily shifting (after using it to peer at it's previous state) in the process of reading and rereading the same guru's well manicured sentence? Could it be due to the poor depth to breadth ratio inherent in the elocution of the natural history of the subject; condensing ideas vapidly towards their obvious conclusion without much attempt at scientific or philosophic duction, and then skipping on to the next one? (yawn!) Not this book. Once opened, it is difficult to close! Deductive, descriptive, and imaginatively proscriptive, it spans both verticality and horizontality; depth and bredth, not only citing but insighting. True, he does define "invisible" as "not visible", but how less reasonable is this than defining "connected" as "not disconnected" as is done in topology? Please note that in both cases the words have techical meanings whose understanding is quite independent of a sense of humor. That is the beauty of Dr Raskins work. Please read and take note of his ZIP world, an important idea whose execution is hopefully as immanent as the object of his 67' thesis on the usable, object-oriented, platform-independent graphical interface? Read this book. This man has vision. He describes the way HCI ought to be and would a' been in a "revisionists" history ( i.e. "second vision" (see 67' thesis)and also if Apple had ruled w/Raskin as it's HCI guy)).