Artifact Details

Title

Doing with images makes symbols : communicating with computers, part 1

Catalog Number

102724517

Type

Moving image

Date

1987-10

Credits

Kay, Alan

Publisher

University Video Communications

Duration

00:46:00

Format

U-matic

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From University Video Communications' catalog:

"This talk tells the story of the design of the "windows and mouse" style of user interface, commonly associated with the Apple Macintosh. We start in the 1960's with Sketchpad, NLS and Grail, and see how these seminal ideas influenced the Smalltalk work with children at Xerox PARC. Finally, we explore human psychology and the multi-mentality theories that helped the PARC designer's work."

Category

Lecture

Collection Title

University Video Communications lectures

Series Title

Distinguished Lecture Series : Legends and Visions

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013