SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: Inductive User Interface
Re: SIGIA-L: Inductive User Interface
From: Ziya Oz (ZiyaOz_at_earthlink.net)
Date: Sat Feb 02 2002 - 23:26:00 EST
> In the IUI documentation, it explicitly states that it's just formalizing &
> documenting a "web" approach for desktop applications. No claims that MS is
> unique, just that they're learning from the web & (heavens!) sharing that
> learning experience instead of keeping it as an inhouse UI guide.
A rookie UI designer reading stuff like these in the guide:
"The IUI model was developed during the creation of Microsoft Money 2000..."
"Although IUI was first used in the Web-style design of Money 2000..."
would most likely come away thinking that Microsoft 'invented' it.
IUI has long existed even before the first web browser saw the light of the
day. If you don't believe me I'm sure you'll believe Whitney Quesenbery :-)
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