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He begins with the simple: the mouse improved the spatial nature of our computers by letting us move, by the proxy of our pointers, within the screen. The windows metaphor made cyberspace a 3-D space. And while we tend to think about the graphical nature of interfaces, Johnson also explores the textual side and how it has changed the way we work with the written word.
Interface Culture then goes on to show how, with each advance in technology, the interface shapes our perceptions in new ways. Where mice and windows turned the computing world into cyberspace, agents have created a perception of software as personality. On the larger scale, Johnson sees these tools, originally built on non-cyber metaphors, as creating, in their turn, a new set of metaphors for looking at the rest of the world. And while he finds it exciting, he spends considerable time on such shortcomings in our approach to interfacing: what he considers the excessive emphasis on graphics elements at the cost of anything textual. Johnson, who is the editor of the cerebral Feed Web site and whom Newsweek called one of the most influential people in cyberspace, has written an intelligent book about interface design, its relationship to the real world, and how it affects our perception of worlds both cyber and physical.
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While reading the first couple of chapters of "Interface Culture", I found myself occasionally flicking back to the front to check its publication date. Read morePublished on 5 Nov. 2010 by B. Nelson
As both a history and a companion to theoretical studies, this book excels as it takes a fond look at interface design and the implications surrounding it. Read morePublished on 20 Mar. 2003 by Amazon Customer
Johnson clarifies to the common reader (ie non-computer tech) the complicated world of computer technology. Read morePublished on 29 April 1999
I think this is an Okay book that could have easily been a lot better with some good editing. Mr. Johnson's premise for the book is hazy at best. Read morePublished on 3 Jan. 1999
An interesting, cerebral look at the impact of digital technology and the user interface on our culture. Read morePublished on 28 Oct. 1998
This is one of the best technoculture books I've read, but don't expect great things, I guess there's still missing THE book in this area. Read morePublished on 22 July 1998
Johnson makes some interesting points, and prods the reader to think in some new directions, but he never seems to get to the point. Read morePublished on 13 April 1998
There are definitely good thoughts in there, but the strained analogies, questionable historical context and funny 25-cent words make this read more annoying than insightful. Read morePublished on 8 April 1998