I just got the tapes from my talk at this year’s BIL conference, and here’s the video (click to watch, you’ll be taken to a new window):
It’s about the beginnings of an open-source system, not just a software or hardware project. We’re still using the WIMP paradigm that was created in the 1970s, and I want to bring the best user experience minds I can find together to define the next stage in UI evolution.
Lightful (that’s what I’m calling the project) is all about building a system – software and hardware both – that is centered around usability first and foremost. My eight principles are posted at lightful.org, which is also where the project will be housed and maintained.
Lightful.org has been laying fallow since BIL, a situation I plan to rectify very soon. I suppose waiting for the video gave me an excuse to delay, but now that excuse has been taken away from me, it’s time to get a move on.
Here’s to some good arguments about usability and moving past WIMP.