The general principle of an OOUI is to use familiar objects to model the real world as the user normally interacts with it, and then to map the environment onto a computer. OVID has already been used successfully in this context at IBM in designing software such as RealPhone and RealCD. However, if instead of simply automating everyday tasks on a computer, we decided to innovate and develop new working environments and practices, how easy is it to use such a modeling technique to create the ideal interface? A group of six student software designers and programmers discovered the…
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