May 24

One Laptop Per Child and Zoom Interfaces

Zoom interfaces have interested me since reding Raskin’s The Humane Interface. Up until now I haven’t seen a modern example of one.

This changed today when I read a post over at SVN about the OLPC’s $100 laptop.

OLPC Interface

The interface team OLPC put together came up with something that throws the desktop metaphor right out the window.

Sadly, the “demo” is just a bunch of screenshots. Guess I’ll have to wait to try it out.

Looks promising though, and great to see UI people thinking about new ways to convey information on the screen.

Written by Seth Banks

Seth spends most of his days leading the design team at Green Bits and improving Cashboard. Occasionally he finds time to write about music, design, startups, and technology.

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