OLPC Human Interface Guidelines

Interface Guidelines for OLPC . A wiki, that’s clearly still being worked on, as some areas are just notes. Though still very much in note stages, I like the idea of the Journal – and I can see it tying in well with the “PLE” computer use I’d like to get students to move towards.
The Zoom Metaphor is nice and easy to understand, and I love the look of the example bulletin board, though clearly it might have to be adapted for older users.
The interface is called “Sugar” – and it’s possible to emulate it – or you can just watch a video.

Via: Yishay Mor who comments:

OLPC guidelines work out of the assumption that people use computers to *do stuff* and they do it in a *social context*. Vygotsky is dancing a foxtrot in his grave

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