Magic Ink: Information Software and the Graphical Interface
by Bret Victor
Publisher: worrydream.com 2006
Number of pages: 73
The book demonstrates the crucial role of information graphic design, and presents three approaches to context-sensitivity, of which interactivity is the last resort. The intent is to introduce a 'unified theory' of information software design, and provide inspiration and direction for progressive designers who suspect that the world of software isn't as flat as they've been told.
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