I2ID 02: Theory & HCI History 01/30/20

READ: A theory of user interfaces.
Signifier?
Old UI
Birth of digital computing
Babbage
Diff Eng
Ancient calculator
Input/Output
Why a DE? And?
Countess
Jacquard and results
First Computer, that never was…
Zuse
MK 1
I need the range
One type of “Computer”
ENIAC
Programming Interface
Output
Getting there?
Mouse
The Mother of all demos
Dynabook
XEROX Alto
Nerd zine
Altair 8800
What is OS?
Software Interface
Sol, Commodore, Apple II
What is Application?
IBM PC
Tyrany of DOS
XEROX Alto
MAC
Windows 1

BREAK
Heading into the PC era

ASSIGNMENT: Read ““As We May Think”. Imagine that you are a young person interested in technology and electronics in 1945 and you read this article. How would you imagine interface design in the future? Answer creatively.