Posted by admin on February 26, 2012
He argued that these alerts and warning screens are unhelpful in modern software based applications. Raskin designed the text based graphic icons, as he argued about the abruptness and cryptic to the users. He designed a computer, Canon Cat. Later on his ideas from The Humane Interface (THE) got adopted in Archy project, after him his son Aza followed the same ideas. This research got implemented in his company, named as Humanized. That was a tribute for Jef Raskin. Humanized introduced Enso, which was an interface. Humanized merged with Mozilla and became a part of it in 2008. The downloading of THE is free and applicable to precede the development, thats an interesting part. He described the basic difference between GUI interface and THE interface. Fundamentally, GUI deals with the module of how machine works, while THE, describes the module of how we work. Jef declared that the concept of GUI was fundamentally imperfect and defected. It could not be fixed with the small changes in it. These defections were caused by the GUIs interface and users mind.
Jef introduced the idea of four models which demonstrate the efficiency of software. His model is named as GOMS key stroke mode. He focused on the understanding that how much a good interface became a powerful tool in market. He worked in a company, on a multi million dollar project, in which he improved and modify the interface and product, with a team of four programmers. He described himself as an independent writer as well consultant, since 89. He worked for different companies as a consultant and improved their products, to make it user friendly. And while all that processes he structuralized their developing system and figure out the main problem for the company. Jef worked in Toyama Musical Instrument Company in Tokyo to design the line of musical instruments, for the company.
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