Archy

Archy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Archy is a software system whose user interface poses a radically different approach for interacting with computers with respect to traditional graphical user interfaces. Designed by human-computer interface expert Jef Raskin, it embodies his ideas and established results about human-centered design described in his book The Humane Interface. These ideas include content persistence, modelessness, a nucleus with commands instead of applications, navigation using incremental text search, and a zooming user interface. The system was being implemented at the Raskin Center for Humane Interfaces under Raskin's leadership. Since his death in February 2005 the project is being continued by his team. Archy in large part builds on Raskin's earlier work with the Apple Macintosh, Canon Cat, and SwyftWare, and can be described as a combination of Canon Cat's text processing functions with a modern ZUI. Archy is more radically different from established systems than are Sun Microsystems' Project Looking Glass and Microsoft Research's "Task Gallery" prototype. While these systems build upon the WIMP desktop paradigm, Archy design begins from a clean slate.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136684977
  • 9786136684970