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XIX.1 January + February 2012
Page: 75
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Design case study


Authors:
William Newman

William Newman's definitive and engaging article reveals that something we take for granted now was once one possibility of many. Recognizing this can provide a deeper perspective on design choices we face today. Newman is a meticulous student of history who created some of that history himself, working with other pioneers at the University of Utah, Xerox PARC, and other institutions. He contributed to several groundbreaking systems and co-authored the highly influential Principles of Interactive Graphics, published in 1973.¬óJonathan Grudin With few exceptions, today's screen-based text editors adhere to a common set of user-interface conventions. For example, they allow…




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