Augmented Environments are physical spaces where people can work and learn, collectively or individually, by using day-to-day tools such as pen and paper, or other quotidian objects.This affordable and extensible system augments the user’s capabilities without being invasive, recognising their natural language and humane behaviours.
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