Interface Design is “Of Course” Design

When people try to design magical interfaces, they’re often aspiring for the “wow” moment, but that’s the wrong focus. Designers should instead be focusing on “of course” moments, as in “of course it works like that.” Most product design should be so obvious it elicits no response.

The problem with aiming for “wow” is when you try to innovate, your design process encourages novel new interactions. But by definition, novel and innovative are often not familiar or intuitive, which can easily tip over into “hard to use.”
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Leap Motion Controller for Linux

一个月前,我拿到了期待已久的Leap Motion机器。这玩意,很意外的成为我接下来半年,甚至更长时间的工作/研究重点。

开始玩回Linux也是因为想借此研究用Linux进行开发。(之所以说玩回,是因为我最早玩Linux可以追溯到初二,在虚拟机上帮全部Linux发行版尝鲜了一遍。后来的几年陆陆续续装过几次,用过几次,但是可惜没有深入。)

让我的Leap Motion在Linux上跑起来,我走了不少弯路。刚拿到手的时候,我在Leap Motion的官网竟然找到了Leap Motion的SDK for Linux,但是却没找到Controller software and device drivers for Linux,即Linux下的驱动和控制器。

这意味着,我可以在Linux下开发,但是无法把设备跑起来。后来因为考试和放假回家过年,我竟然没去开发者论坛问或者细查官方文档,甚至Google。然后在没有细究的情况下,以为事实就是这样。

今天想起来了。上官网,发现Linux下的控制器竟然出现了!然后去论坛查看了一下,好像还存在好长一段时间了。但我记得明明上次还没有的啊。不知道是官方刚放出来的,还是以前眼瞎了。希望知道的人能告诉我。
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