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Acumen - The University of Alabama Libraries' Digital Archives
"The University of Alabama Libraries' digital archives explorer. Access current student research, digitized historical material, finding aids from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, and more."
libraries  digital  collection  interface  design  web-design 
february 2016 by tsuomela
The Mythical Man-Finger
"What I find distressing about modern user interface design, is not that it strives to create better metaphors, but that it has radically limited itself to a very constrained set of ideas about what is possible. Whatever system we’re designing, we design within the realm of pictures and index fingers. We argue endlessly over color, and screen regions, and steps, and flow, but the ground truth of our efforts doesn’t change. Ideas about using more than one finger (“gestures!”) or using your whole body (“Kinect!”) are greeted as thunderous breakthroughs. Think of the possibilities! Well, we should think of the possibilities. But we should also question whether our irrefragable ground assumptions are correct: commands are for geeks, mice are for moms."
design  interface  hci 
august 2013 by tsuomela
No to NoUI – Timo Arnall
On the reasons for/against an 'invisible interface'
computer  design  interface  visibility  ux  usability 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Los Angeles Review of Books - The Next Level: Alexander R. Galloway’s “The Interface Effect”
"For many Americans, then, a great deal of contemporary life is mediated by interfaces, including laptop, smartphone, and television screens. That this perpetual mediation so often goes unexamined speaks to the importance of Alexander R. Galloway’s new monograph The Interface Effect. Galloway’s ambitious book aspires to be not only a theory of interfaces but also a broader rethinking of the field of “new media studies,” an academic discipline with precursors in the media theories of Marshall McLuhan and Raymond Williams in the 1960s that emerged properly with scholarship produced alongside the rise of web culture of the 1990s."
book  review  media  new-media  interface  culture  criticism  critical-theory  technology  philosophy  aesthetics  design  internet  mediation  media-studies 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Thoughts for an eleventh September: Alvin Toffler, Hirohito, Sarah Palin « Adam Greenfield's Speedbird
"After my talks, I’m frequently enough asked about the comparative technical backwardness of the US, often in so many words. In such circumstances I invariably trot out Mimi Ito’s relativist line about “alternatively technologized modernities,” and the idea that different places, different polities arrive at – have to arrive at – divergent understandings about which technologies are appropriate for their given time and place. And I strongly believe that it’s a correct line..but it’s no longer true. What’s going on in the US isn’t, it’s clear to me, a measured and equally valid selection from the sheaf of available technosocial possibilities, but symptomatic, however subtly, of a headlong flight from contemporaneity. In the relatively narrow field of my interests – ambient informatics, the networked city – can be seen something profound writ small: among fully-developed nations, the US stands out as having generally rejected “futuristic” interventions in everyday urban life, to the point that what I’m bound to present as innovative to US audiences is almost laughably banal elsewhere."
future  emotion  future-shock  sensation  interface  mobile  america  fear  politics  2008 
october 2012 by tsuomela
Loper OS » Engelbart’s Violin
In the mind of today’s technological entrepreneur, the ideal user (and employee) is semi-skilled – or unskilled entirely.  The ideal user interface for such a person never rewards learning or experience when doing so would come at the cost of immediate accessibility to the neophyte.  This design philosophy is a mistake – a catastrophic, civilization-level mistake.  There is a place in the world for the violin as well as the kazoo.  Modern computer engineering is kazoo-only, and keyboards are only the most banal example of this fact. 
computer-science  computer  design  interface  input-device  keyboards  technology  professional  tools  from delicious
may 2012 by tsuomela
Welcome to Viewshare
"Viewshare is a free platform for generating and customizing views (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience your digital collections."
archives  software  free  digital-humanities  collection  visualization  interface  from delicious
april 2012 by tsuomela
"Skeumorphism is about communcating and reinforcing feelings – getting an application to become a memorable experience, not just a tool. It’s about communicating the purpose of a UI, not only the functions it enables."
design  skeuomorphism  communication  ux  interface  from delicious
april 2012 by tsuomela
Web Interface Design
"Interface design encompasses three distinct, but related constructs--usability, visualization, and functionality (Vertelney, Arent,
interface  design  web-design  computers  information-science  information-architecture  usability  visualization  functional  access  from delicious
february 2012 by tsuomela
"User Interface Design patterns are recurring solutions that solve common design problems. Design patterns are standard reference points for the experienced user interface designer. "
design  computers  ux  user  usability  web-development  web-design  patterns  interface  reference  from delicious
february 2012 by tsuomela
A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design
Are we really going to accept an Interface Of The Future that is less expressive than a sandwich?
design  ux  glass  technology  interaction  interface  future  via:deusx 
november 2011 by tsuomela
HBO Imagine
An interesting 3d cube story-telling interface.
television  story-telling  visualization  3d  video  interactive  interface  design 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Multi-Touch Systems that I Have Known and Loved
The following is a very brief and incomplete summary of some of the landmark examples that I have been involved with and/or known about and encountered over the years.
hci  interface  touch  haptic  design  si  umich  multitouch  gesture 
march 2007 by tsuomela
Interaction Design
Interaction design book and supplements.
hci  interface 
june 2005 by tsuomela

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