Linked by David Adams on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 20:59 UTC, submitted by Dirk Sievert
Graphics, User Interfaces Oliver Hamann released a new version of his futuristic user environment called Eagle Mode. But the most interesting news is probably his project philosophy. There he lists pros and cons for replacing most of today's user interfaces by zoomable user interfaces. But unlike others, he don't want to replace the concept of desktop windows.
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Yes and no
by g2devi on Mon 3rd Nov 2008 01:52 UTC
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Zoomable interfaces definitely have a future (especially if you provide multiple ways to drill-down/zoom your data), but using it in the file system case is just plain wrong.

What Eagle Mode is basically saying is that putting a file into a subdirectory shrinks it. That's not the way most people understand subdirectories. People understand the tree metaphor. People understand the nested file folder metaphor. The shrink metaphor doesn't fly.

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