dnmfarrell03/15/2022, 1:21 PM
Tom MacWright03/15/2022, 1:30 PM
Orion Reed03/17/2022, 2:56 PM
Florian Schulz03/20/2022, 8:29 AM
60 years after Engelbart’s vision, 54 years after the Mother of all Demos, 41 years after the Desktop Metaphor, 34 years after HyperCard, 32 years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, 26 years after Macromedia Flash, 12 years after the iPad — why are we still stuck with this:
[Picture of an empty text editor].
The interface of a text editor is not only unsubstantial — it is non-existing. Nothing tells you anything. Why do we have to write code in order to create a visual product? Is there really no better user interface for designing visual and interactive experiences?
When it comes to design work, the text editor is Engelbarts brick-on-a-pencil. It de-augments our design work.https://borism.medium.com/tools-shape-our-products-fa121366dac4
curious_reader04/06/2022, 2:43 PM
Christopher Shank04/07/2022, 7:00 AM
The past decade has witnessed the emergence of an active visual programming research community. Yet there has also been a noteworthy shortage of empirical the resulting research. This paper summarizes empirical data relevant to visual programming languages both to show the current empirical status and to act as a call to arms for further empirical work.https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.31.8423&rep=rep1&type=pdf
alltom04/13/2022, 8:29 PM
I don't know that anybody in the Slack (other than Mariano) has actually finished a project and put it out into the world. That's unfair, but I mean, that's definitely the norm of our community, is everybody's working on their far-future ambitious goals and I think it makes for a nice change of pace from the regular working world where you have to grind out software that doesn't feel very meaningful or significant and it pays the bills…—Ivan, https://futureofcoding.org/episodes/055 😂 Fightin' words! I do think Toby made a pretty convincing argument for working on products rather than prototypes a few episodes ago.
Christopher Shank04/19/2022, 2:37 AM
curious_reader04/20/2022, 9:13 AM
Chris G04/22/2022, 5:52 AM
Carson Kahn04/25/2022, 9:58 PM
Ben Kirwin04/30/2022, 3:53 AM
Tom Larkworthy04/30/2022, 6:23 AM
Jason Morris05/02/2022, 9:46 PM