Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Nov 2006 13:52 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces The OLPC's interface is simply way too complicated. I just read through the human interface guidelines for the project; and by god, I got lost after only a few paragraphs. How are kids supposed to learn all this? Read on for my thoughts.
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by @@__@@ on Tue 28th Nov 2006 14:57 UTC
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I think this UI might be very successful. I think the kids will love it. The key thing here seems to be using icons without text because of the inherent internationalization of the project itself. Seems like a very wise implementation to me.

If everybody thought "if it ain't broken don't fix it" we'de still be using rocks and knifes untill now... Thinking different and being Bold is something we should encourage, not put down.

So, I think Thom and the other girl (forgot the name) are pretty WRONG in their squared assumptions. As almost always...

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