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The Death of the Desktop

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We are all familiar with the ubiquitous metaphor of the desktop on the computer. We take it for granted - that's the way computers work. But how much work do we get done on the desktop? None. Time spent in the desktop is entirely wasted in navigating to the application in which we can finally do our work. What lessons can we learn from designing computer interfaces without the desktop? In answering this question, we'll discuss human cognitive needs and frailties, the problem with applications, and why Google is so good.

Aza Raskin is a visionary in the field of human-computer interaction. He runs the "Raskin Center for Humane Interfaces" founded by his father, Jef Raskin, who developed the graphical user interface found on most computers today.

Aza Raskin is visiting Denmark on an invitation from the DBB (Danish National Library for the Blind), where he is to speak at the DBB annual strategic forum. In this connection, the DBB, the Institute of Information Studies at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, and the Danish IT-University have arranged a public talk on the topic.

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The Death of the Desktop

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