Viktor: Interface & Computing

Jürg Lehni & Jenny Hirons, A Taxonomy of Communication, 2016

MacPaint Toolbar
Toolbar for the Bitmap-basd image editing software created by Apple Computer in 1984, for release with MacOS 1. Icons designed by Susan Kare.

Mnemonic Chart for 10-finger system typing
Illustration of instructions for learning to write on a typewriter from 1933. Origin unknown.

Pinch to Zoom
Gestures on a touch device (screen or touch pad), for zooming in and out a view. Drawing from Patent US 20140071171 A1,

VR Headset and Sensing Technology
Virtual reality or virtual realities (VR), also known as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated reality, is a computer technology that replicates an environment, real or imagined, and simulates a user’s physical presence and environment in a way that allows the user to interact with it.

Drawing from Patent US 20150258432 A1,

Sketchpad (aka Robot Draftsman) was a revolutionary computer program written by Ivan Sutherland in 1963 in the course of his PhD thesis, for which he received the Turing Award in 1988, and the Kyoto Prize in 2012. It pioneered the way for human–computer interaction (HCI).

Apple Macinthosh
In January of 1984, Steve Jobs introduced the Apple Macintosh to the world, live in front of an audience of 3,000 people. Using the novel text-to-speech feature, the Macintosh’s first words were “Hello, I’m Macintosh. It sure is great to get out of that bag. Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking, I’d like to share with you a maxim I thought of the first time I met an IBM mainframe. NEVER TRUST A COMPUTER YOU CAN’T LIFT.”

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