In The Humane Interface, Jef Raskin — the legendary, controversial creator of the original Apple Macintosh project — shows that there is another path. Raskin. Humane Interface, The: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems. by Jef Raskin. Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional. Release Date: March Raskin, however, demonstrates that many current interface paradigms are dead the experience and vision of Jef Raskin, the creator of the Apple Macintosh.

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Table Of Content Preface. The computer mouse is also a non-obvious way of controlling the computer, and using the small cursor to navigate text is a slow and error-prone process due to Fitts’s Law. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He makes good points about simplicity and about considering the users locus of attention hint: This study led him to quite a few interesting conclusions.

This has the added benefit of providing content for a user’s manual as well as allowing the programmer to have a clear idea in mind of what the software should do. I suspect I’ll turn to the first four chapters for reference in the future. The Practice of Simplicity This unique guide to interactive system design reflects the experience interafce vision of Jef Raskin, the creator of the Apple Macintosh.


Greater intellectual scope and synthesis. Even so, Raskin builds and backs his argument in a most eloquent and scientific manner. Basically that it never actually works.

To ask other readers questions about The Humane Interfaceplease sign up. To cancel a noun-verb action after a noun is selected, no action is needed. Meanwhile, the novice needs an interface that is easy to learn and obvious enough to handle the tasks at hand.

Quantitative Analyses of Interfaces. Yes, there are some specific examples of interfaces based around keyboards or mice, but the true ideas of habit, locus of attention and modes shine throu Jef Raskin was a brilliant man, and truly cared about usability and human interface.

Addison-Wesley Professional- Computers – pages. Page by page notes: Cognitive Conscious and Cognitive Unconscious. While both users are being courted, the interface should also jdf out of the way of whomever is using it. Store that one for future use.

If you insist on modes, they should be actively maintained, like in the case of holding down the shift key. English Choose a language for shopping.

Jef Raskin’s The Humane Interface

Other books may show how to use today’s widgets and interface ideas effectively. A very notable reduction of the function of a computing device is made: Raskin recommends discarding the word intuitive when describing an interface. Since, this is a verb-noun system, she will still have to choose the action before the object. Note the example at the bottom of this page. More Humane Programming Language Environments.

On the other hand, there were a lot of references to “mice”, including what you could do with other buttons, but frankly the day of the mouse seems to be past us.


He gives hujane justifications for why noun-verb is better: The modes are not clearly marked. In other words an interface is only deemed intuitive if it is similar to interfaces encountered previously, and thus habituated.

It started to go badly wrong when he woke up in a Zurich park with a bump the size of a burial raskkin on his head, minus the priceless Cezanne he’d been carrying. He unifies the concepts and even recreates the formulas to show how closely related they are. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Revised and Expanded Edition. The Humane Interface was a worthwhile read.

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Skip to main content. I like his notion of error messages and needless dialog boxes being needless. Pages with related products. Feb 13, George rated it it was amazing.

I loved reading this book and nodding my head in rabid agreement. You can ask ‘would a blind user be able to use our interface’ to determine if you are asking for split bumane or relying on hidden modes. Be the first to write a review.