GUI / CLI / Quicksilver (was Windows -- what would you change in interaction?)
9 Apr 2008 - 4:02pm
8 years ago
On Apr 9, 2008, at 12:52 PM, Brandon E.B. Ward wrote:
> ... The GUI brought computers to the rest of us who couldn't be > bothered to learn command-line syntax and the mystical inner- > workings of an 'invisible' machine. > > ... for me, as a GUI-user, I have also found that once I've mastered > a task in the GUI, the next step is to find a way to do my mastered > tasks faster. That's where Quicksilver comes into play ...
To me the interesting thing about Quicksilver is how it *combines* a
keyboard-based interface with rich visuals in a really novel way.
It's totally different from a traditional command line in how it
provides visual feedback on matches and builds "commands" according to
its own simple syntax as keys are pressed. I've talked to the local
Apple Store about offering an introductory Quicksilver class there
some evening -- it'd be interesting to see who came and how they
reacted to its unique approach.