UX Camp London talk on text interfaces

19 Aug 2009 - 5:09am
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Joe Lanman
2007

Hullo all,

I'm thinking of giving a talk at UX Camp London (http://uxcamplondon.org/)
on Saturday about text interfaces. It seems to me that guis get a lot of
attention, but there's a lot of interesting stuff happening with text.

Some examples I was going to talk about:

Ubiquity
http://labs.mozilla.com/ubiquity/

Scribblenauts
http://games.kidswb.com/scribblenauts/

Google commands
http://www.googleguide.com/advanced_operators_reference.html

and a few more.. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions of
interesting examples of text interfaces, I'm particularly interested in how
they can crossover from a tech/programming audience to more mainstream use

thanks!

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19 Aug 2009 - 7:21am
Adrian Howard
2005

On 19 Aug 2009, at 11:09, Joe Lanman wrote:

> and a few more.. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions of
> interesting examples of text interfaces, I'm particularly interested
> in how
> they can crossover from a tech/programming audience to more
> mainstream use

I think both the unix command line and the newer Microsoft Power Shell
(aka Monad) are interesting to model. Obviously not a huge cross over
to the non-technical audience - but some interesting design decisions
in there.

There's also QuickSilver (http://is.gd/2olQQ) and Google Quick Search
Box (http://is.gd/2olRv) for desktop-type-things.

I guess from a certain perspective a bunch of spreadsheet use might
fall into the ballpark too.

Cheers,

Adrian

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20 Aug 2009 - 4:17am
Joe Lanman
2007

Thanks Adrian - yeh, launchers are a good example too

Joe

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