The Anti-Mac User Interface (Don Gentner and Jakob Nielsen)

Originally published as: Gentner, D., and Nielsen, J.: The Anti-Mac interface, Communications of the ACM 39, 8 (August 1996), 70-82. (See also: my appreciation of the Macintosh on its 25th anniversary.) By exploring alternative interfaces that transcend the principles behind conventional graphical interfaces, a human-computer interface emerges that is based on language, a richer representation of objects, expert users, and shared control.

John Palmer

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