From Sketchpad to ILoveSketch

Quite some time ago, in the early 1960s, Ivan Sutherland developed an interactive sketching system. Even if you do not consider the bulky house-size computers of the time, Sketchpad remains a remarkable milestone in HCI. Here is a short clip out of a seminar by Alan Kay "Doing with Images Makes Symbols. Communicating with Computers"(Apple 1987) where he comments on Sketchpad:

 Now please fast forward by 46 years an watch what's possible today:


ILoveSketch from Seok-Hyung Bae on Vimeo.

Amazing, isn't it? (Source: IxDA-discuss

Matthias Müller-Prove is a User Experience Architect for Desktop Virtualization at Sun. Sometimes he blogs here – sometimes at Acetylcholinesterase.

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Well yes, it's certainly "amazing" how little progress we've made in 46 years, if that's what you mean...

Posted by guest on October 12, 2008 at 10:59 PM PDT #

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