Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Nov 2007 19:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces This is the third article in a series on common usability and graphical user interface related terms [part I | part II]. On the internet, and especially in forum discussions like we all have here on OSNews, it is almost certain that in any given discussion, someone will most likely bring up usability and GUI related terms - things like spatial memory, widgets, consistency, Fitts' Law, and more. The aim of this series is to explain these terms, learn something about their origins, and finally rate their importance in the field of usability and (graphical) user interface design. In part III today, we focus on the desk accessory, popularly known as the widget, applet, mini-app, gadget, or whatever the fashionable term is these days.
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RE[3]: multi-tasking
by bryanv on Thu 8th Nov 2007 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: multi-tasking"
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Are you a Raskin blow-hard or something?

Quick! Everyone pay homage to the author of all knowledge of all interfaces by intuitively sucking on this fleshy hose! After all, it looks like it was designed for such use.

If you could present an idea without making it sound like a product placement pitch for a book and it's egomaniac author, it might lend you some credibility.

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