In The Humane Interface, Jef Raskin — the legendary, controversial creator of the original Apple Macintosh project — shows that there is another path. Raskin. Humane Interface, The: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems. by Jef Raskin. Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional. Release Date: March Raskin, however, demonstrates that many current interface paradigms are dead the experience and vision of Jef Raskin, the creator of the Apple Macintosh.

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In his discussion of rasjin of text, he wants to make the more advanced concepts of using other means of getting to and end or start point easier by adding LEAP keys.

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Some of them are currenlty being realised and some still wait to be exploted. An interesting read, although many of his examples seem quite outdated. Meanings, Modes, Monotony, and Myths. A very good example of the fallacy of “natural” or “intuitive” interfaces regarding a new user of a mouse. He has a notable example on page 11 regarding knowledge that you know but are not conscious of.

He explains how to effect desperately needed changes, offering a wealth of innovative and specific interface ideas for software designers, developers, and product managers. He also demonstrates how design ideas must be bui.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Users define different contexts by how they want to use them but also by the modes that are given by the UI designer. I wish that all designers would read this book and take its message to heart. Instead one could design good paint and text commands and make them available all of the time. Articles lacking sources from September All articles lacking sources Pages to import images to Wikidata. The book also gives many metrics that can be used to quantatize the effort in using an interfaces.


It’s full of things that you see and say “of course, why didn’t I think of that? He makes good points about simplicity and about considering the users locus of attention hint: It is not clear to me that the suggested ideal graphical user interface with no files or applications is really usable, but if science is anything to go by, we should give it a chance.

But how do you balance this against the fact that there is not a good “one size fits all” approach?

Read more Read less. Senior Associate DickKarpinski continues:. Raskin gives good background on HCI and cognition, but he also writes about UI design decision that are his own iterface or semi-tested ideas as if they are on par with the well established ideas he mentions.

The day is coming fast when the line blurs between computers and the human brain.

Jef Raskin’s The Humane Interface

The dragging gesture in dragging a text selection has two meanings. He invented the Macintosh. Raskin, who according to book blurb was the “creator of the MacIntosh project,” offers a deeply thoughtful reflection on principles of designing interfaces.

Instead he prefers a text box that can interpret commands. Nov 16, Azamat rated it liked it. This is is wrong.

Stay ahead with the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform. Why should you have to double-click anything? It started to go badly wrong when he woke up in a Zurich park with a bump the size of a burial mound on his head, minus the priceless Cezanne he’d been carrying. Quotes from The Humane Interf Since, this is a verb-noun system, she will still have to choose the action before the object.


The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems

Time Delays and Keyboard Tricks. Sadly many of the innovative suggestions are still not part of our daily user experiences despite the fact that those suggestions that have been implemented have become invaluable.

Return all settings to their original state after a program or operation has been performed, hmane those that were explicitly designed to be changed. Now for a man who helped design the Macintosh and me a huge Mac geek, I would expect to agree more with his ideas of what makes an interface good but I don’t.

Singularity of the Locus of Attention. Uniformity and Elementary Actions. Store that one for future use.

Raskin observes that our honeymoon with digital technology is over: Open Preview See a Problem? For example, it shows examples of a Zooming User Interface, something that has finally been implemented somewhat in iOS 7. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Feb 09, Aneel rated it it was ok. Meanwhile, the novice needs an interface that is easy to learn and obvious enough to handle the tasks at hand. The second on the same selection will lnterface move the text.