Chapter 6: Interfaces

Chapter Introduction | Web Resources | Assignment Comments | Teaching Materials

Below is additional material associated with the topics covered in chapter 6.

New Paradigms and Future User Interfaces:

A great blog called has a thoughtful and illustrated article on future interfaces by Michael Poh at:

A classic manifesto that came out in the mid 2000s called HCI2020 is still relevant today:

Fantasy User Interfaces:

Movies are often ahead of the game when conjuring up future user interfaces that inspire design:

Graphical user interfaces:

A historical overview of GUIs and beyond:“The Graphical User Interface. Time for a Paradigm Shift?”:

Web design

There are many sites that offer guidelines online. Examples include IBM ( and US government (

A humorous site called provides a blog-based commentary of really badly designed web pages and explains why.