Apple has made some tremendous strides in interface design over the last 25 years.
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- It's not the strength or relevance of the UI... it's the fact that most people are more graphically-oriented than textually-oriented. I rarely use icons for anything, so Apple's interface is completely useless as far as I'm concerned.Feb 16, 2012
- There's no clever critical point that I was trying to make. I was just putting together a talk that mentioned Hypercard, and I was struck by how similar the interface was to the iPad (complete with small, purpose-built apps).
Stability in interface is good, but let's not forget there were dozens of iterations in between 1987 and 2012. Some weremore drastic than others, but it seems that things have come full circle for Apple.
Of course, there's a major philosophical distance between HyperCard and the iOS, but that's a topic for my next link-bait thread.Feb 16, 2012
- apple = overpriced and under compatibleFeb 16, 2012
- I think the bottom line is that UIs are not really changing that much, most change is aesthetic and outward design, not metaphor and meaning. I also think this is a good thing, because we resist too much change for a reason: habituation.Feb 16, 2012
- If only Apple had continued to develop HyperCard over the last 20 years. . . . sigh. :)Feb 16, 2012
- True that. Hopefully, they'll also make some strides with the Mac Pro soon...Feb 16, 2012