The Graphical User Interface.
Time for a Paradigm Shift?

Christine Zmoelnig
MA Hypermedia Studies
HRC Westminster University
London, 01 28 2000

Introduction Preview

Paradigm Shifts

History of the GUI A Historic Overview

The GUI's Impact on Society

The Mac OSX "Aqua" Interface An analysis of the Mac OSX "Aqua". What has changed?

The new "look-again-look"

The Apple User-Interface Guidelines

An interface that gets in the way

Why users like paradigms

Alternative Models Time for a different approach to GUI design

A new medium for GUIs: the Internet

3-dimensionality as a quality factor for the user?

Visions of the new paradigm

Mac OSX "Aqua": A paradigm shift in GUI design?