lca2011 – Thur Session 5 – Use the force

Use the force Linus – Jon Oxer

  • Usability, computing falacies
  • The best UI is no UI
  • Things should just work, you should have to do anything.
  • eg your door should just unlock for you, not for others
  • eg your TV should just play what you are watching, stop when you move away
  • Story about reverse engineering of Kinect scanner for linux
  • Demo of controlling helicopter via gesture
  • Demo of controlling curtains