9 years, 1 month ago

Will the Mobile User Interface Overtake the Desktop?

In the October 2011 Wired, Steven Levy writes about how the scroll bar has disappeared in Apple’s latest desktop operating system, code-named Lion.  Instead of using a mouse to point and drag to move the page up and down, Lion changes the metaphor into a two-fingered multi-touch movement, similar to the move used on your smartphone or tablet.  Is this the beginning of a fundamental change in the way we interact with office based computers? […]
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9 years, 2 months ago

Notes on Interface

At an architecture workshop in Vienna last week, I put together a few slides to address some questions about interfaces. I promised to post an expanded and cleaned-up version, and here it is. Some of this material was developed with my former colleague…

9 years, 2 months ago

Will Voice Leapfrog Handwriting Recognition?

Last year, I posed the question if Apple’s barrier to business adoption of the iPad was handwriting recognition. In fact at the time I thought that without a better data input method, the iPad would only be really useful as an information consumption device. Since then, I have experimented extensively with the iPad as a note taking device using my handwriting.  I’m to the point now where I neither carry any newspapers and magazines nor […]

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