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The Bao Pao (Chinese steamed roll) will be ready soon.
I just have to wait a few minutes.
I step back and wait.
The Humane Interface(jefraskin.com/...humaneinterface...). His book offers sound theoretical grounds.
What makes a user interface a good user interface?His explanation of the
locus of attention(awl.com/...) in particular tickled my brain. How does one apply this theory?
Lost in thought I stare down the Gouda shopping street. There is something peculiar about the view but I fail to see what it is.
A little way away someone is looking at me. My mind detaches itself from the world of thoughts and focuses on reality. The image gets clearer. The face comes into focus. Finally I recognise a fellow Tai Chi pupil. Amazing how tough it is to recognise a familiar face in a different context, obstructed by wandering thoughts.
And here it is: a practical example of the
So, what does one do when a user types text in a numeric field?
A red background suffices. The last typed character is the cause of the error. An error message is obsolete. Simple and very effective.
After a short conversation with my fellow Tai Chi pupil my stomach starts to rumble. The Bao Pao demands my full attention.
Antoinette Coetzee for
The Humane Interface
· December 2001
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