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The art of making computers usable.

The thing that separates Mac OS from Windows and other operating systems. Not the same as interface design, although interface design is a part of HCI.


*Bruce Tognazzini (, who usually has quite a lot to say about the state of interface design at Apple. Both Bruce and Donald have been Apple employees.

*Eric Raymond (OpenSource evangelist) has some things to say as to the state of interface design in the open source world:

*Too lazy (and bandwidth-deficient) to find the link at the moment, but John Gruber should definitely be mentioned here, especially given his comments on Eric Raymond’s CUPS horrors.

*John Sirracusa on the Finder in Mac OS X (as opposed to the Finder in Mac OS):

*There’s some (somewhat dated) articles at []

– TheoHultberg/Iconara