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:
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/next-gen-user-interface/

A classic manifesto that came out in the mid 2000s called HCI2020 is still relevant today:
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/cambridge/projects/hci2020/
http://vimeo.com/channels/nui

Fantasy User Interfaces:

Movies are often ahead of the game when conjuring up future user interfaces that inspire design:
http://www.designyourway.net/blog/inspiration/how-ui-will-be-in-the-future-showcase-of-fantasy-user-interfaces/

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

Web design

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.