Desktop and Web – Media for Creative Thought – At Least Sometimes

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Personal computers (still) use the desktop metaphor to provide a familiar working environment. In addition, the browser grants access to the world wide web of information and communication. But the lack of focus on creative thought processes in almost any tool prevents the computer from being a flexible medium for personal learning experiences.
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Desktop and Web – Media for Creative Thought – At Least Sometimes

  1. 1. Desktop and Web Media for Creative Thought At Least Sometimes Matthias Müller-Prove Dipl.-Inform. User Experience Architect, Sun Microsystems Cognitive Design, LearnTec, Karlsruhe, 4 February 2009
  2. 2. Agenda Three cultural revolutions… The Digital Age Personal Computing and the World Wide Web Media for Creative Thought
  3. 3. Printing Press ➚ Writing ➚ Language -100,000 -5,000 15th Century
  4. 4. Digital Age ➚ Printing Press ➚ Writing ➚ Language -100,000 -5,000 15th Century 20th Century
  5. 5. Douglas C. Engelbart
  6. 6. NLS/Augment Mouse (1963) Chording-Keyset Windows Interactive Text Editing and Outliner Hypertext E-Mail Time-Sharing System Video-Conference and CSCW – ARPANet
  7. 7. Computer Supported Cooperative Work
  8. 8. Alan Curtis Kay
  9. 9. Xerox PARC – 1970s Object Oriented Programming Smalltalk Graphical User Interface Windows, Icons, Menus, Desktop-Metapher Networking Ethernet Laser Printer
  10. 10. Personal Computer – Macintosh 1984
  11. 11. Theodor Holm Nelson
  12. 12. Hypertext (1965)
  13. 13. Tim Berners-Lee
  14. 14. WorldWideWeb (1990)
  15. 15. 1993 by Marc Andreessen
  16. 16. Y2K
  17. 17. Today - The Social Web
  18. 18. Media for Creative Thought
  19. 19. Bill Verplank – Interaction Design
  20. 20. Desktop-Metapher
  21. 21. WIMP-Desktop Paradigm
  22. 22. Information Super Highway
  23. 23. Surfing ?
  24. 24. Web-Browser
  25. 25. Social Web ➚ Information Web ➚ Personal Computing 1970/80s 1990s/2000s today
  26. 26. A Personal Dynamic Medium
  27. 27. person group many radio one-way letter book TV web telephone e-mail social web: two-way SMS / IM chat wikis, blogs,… e-mail enterprise 2.0 Mediated Communication
  28. 28. Ted Nelson 1974
  29. 29. Matthias Müller-Prove www.mprove.de
  30. 30. Credits Slide 5 - Doug Engelbart: http://flickr.com/photos/nilsohman/511128120/ Audio: http://www.invisiblerevolution.net/engelbart/glossary/index.html Slide 7 - Engelbart and team Slide 8 - Alan Kay: http://flickr.com/photos/jeanbaptisteparis/3097764055/ Slide 9 - Xerox Alto, Christian Wurster: Computer. Eine Illustrierte Geschichte. Taschen, 2002, p. 228 Slide 10 - Apple Macintosh: http://flickr.com/photos/luxuryluke/73908545/ Slide 11 - Ted Nelson: http://flickr.com/photos/25705032@N02/2422831206/ Slide 12 - Hypertext: Ted Nelson: Literary Machines. 93.1. Mindful Press, Sausalito, CA, 1981. Slide 13 - Tim Berners-Lee: http://flickr.com/photos/f7oor/405046410/ Slide 14 - WorldWideWeb Browser: http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/tims_editor.jpg Slide 15 - Mosaic: http://docs.rinet.ru/uHTML/f2-9.gif Slide 18 - Wim Wenders, Der Himmel Über Berlin Slide 19 - Bill Verplank: Interaktionsdesign: http://ccrma.stanford.edu/courses/250a/lectures/IDSketchbok.pdf Slide 20 - Schreibtisch: http://flickr.com/photos/bombardier/44428620/ Slide 21, 24 - The Author Slide 22 - Datenautobahn: http://flickr.com/photos/gammateilchen/433560321/ Slide 23 - Surfer: http://flickr.com/photos/tk_five_0/1310759230/ Slide 26 - http://flickr.com/photos/prupert/68375339/ Slide 28 - Conversations: http://www.briansolis.com/2008/08/introducing-conversation-prism.html Slide 29, 30 - ComputerLib: http://www.digibarn.com/collections/books/computer-lib/index.html

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