Chapter 6: Interfaces
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Below is additional material associated with the topics covered in chapter 6.
New Paradigms and Future User Interfaces:
A great blog called Hongkiat.com 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?”: http://www.sensomatic.com/chz/gui/history.html
There are many sites that offer guidelines online. Examples include IBM (http://www-03.ibm.com/easy/page/558) and US government (http://www.usability.gov/pdfs/guidelines.html).
A humorous site called webpagesthatsuck.com provides a blog-based commentary of really badly designed web pages and explains why.