Thursday, December 20, 2001

The Next Computer Interface :::

The Next Computer Interface ::: An interesting article detailing the possible future of computer interfaces. The major question is: is an interface created 30 years ago still appropriate in today’s multi-gigabyte world? However, the article focuses too much on the individual desktop, and doesn’t really address a larger problem: how do you navigate information beyond your own system? How do you find information that matters to you?
I think this notion of taxonomy and navigation is critical to understanding how organizations can benefit; if the focus is on the individual at the keyboard (and not the organization to which the individual belongs), then the interface will be limited – its goals too narrow. [From MIT Technology Review]

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