Tog on Interface

Tog on Interface From one of the foremost authorities on the design of user interfaces this unique collection of ideas and opinions while focusing on the Macintosh neatly captures the underlying principles of all g

  • Title: Tog on Interface
  • Author: Bruce Tognazzini
  • ISBN: 9780201608427
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • From one of the foremost authorities on the design of user interfaces, this unique collection of ideas and opinions, while focusing on the Macintosh, neatly captures the underlying principles of all graphical user interfaces Using ideas from such diverse sources as Information Theory, Carl Jung, and even professional beekeeping, the book provides a framework for achievingFrom one of the foremost authorities on the design of user interfaces, this unique collection of ideas and opinions, while focusing on the Macintosh, neatly captures the underlying principles of all graphical user interfaces Using ideas from such diverse sources as Information Theory, Carl Jung, and even professional beekeeping, the book provides a framework for achieving a deep understanding of user interface design With humor and thought provoking insights, Bruce Tognazzini explores the central issues of human computer interaction, including the challenges presented by multimedia applications, agents, virtual reality, and future technologies Drawn from his long experience of working with developers, the book provides practical guidelines for developing successful applications that users will find simple, clear, and consistent Tog on Interface is fascinating reading for all those concerned with the relationship between people and computers.

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    1. Oddly, I found the most interesting material in the book to be the chapter on Jungian Types. But there's plenty of good Human Interface Design material here as well. It's fairly 90's Mac-centric in the main, and many of the examples not directly applicable to the kind of thing I'm working on right now, but the basic insights are the same. This book also prompted me to finally check out Ashlar Vellum, which turns out to be the drawing program that I've been looking for for years.

    2. Although this book is very dated, Tog's dry humor and opinions on user interface design are still worth reading. Bruce (Tog) Tognazzini worked at Apple designing some of the early Lisa and Mac interfaces and has good insight into what's makes the difference between a mediocre and an excellent UI.

    3. It's hard to believe that many points that Tog brought up are still valid. His style is great - true old century - verbose and humorous. Many parts could be skipped, as some things are obsolete - like Apple Hyperlink. But some things are very rare and great - I definitely recommend looking through and reading parts that look appealing.

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