Victor Kaptelinin, Beyond the Desktop Metaphor: Designing Integrated Digital Work Environments
ISBN: 026211304X | edition 2007 | PDF | 369 pages | 13 mb
The computer's metaphorical desktop, with its onscreen windows and hierarchy of folders, is the only digital work environment most users and designers have ever known. Yet empirical studies show that the traditional desktop design does not provide sufficient support for today's real-life tasks involving collaboration, multitasking, multiple roles, and diverse technologies. In Beyond the Desktop Metaphor, leading researchers and developers consider design approaches for a post-desktop future.