The "national apple" of Canada), it was also the favourite apple of Jef Raskin
, head of the team that created the Apple Macintosh.
"The ease of use that the Mac introduced made it possible for millions of people to use the next and more important development: a multitude of applications," (http://www.wired.com/gadgets/mac/news/2004/01/61730) said Jef Raskin
, the original project leader on the Macintosh before Jobs took his position.
Or to put it another way, "As far as the customer is concerned, the interface is the product." That's what Jef Raskin
, the creator of the original Apple Macintosh, believed.
6 in the Telegraph, says Jobs' prowess was not in engineering or design--he relied on people like Steve Wozniak, Jef Raskin
, and Jonathon Ive for that, exhibiting the leadership that brought out their best work.
"Having to change programs to perform simple tasks -- such as make a quick calculation or look up a definition -- it breaks your concentration, takes you away from the task at hand, and wastes valuable time," said Aza Raskin, president of Humanized and son of the late Jef Raskin, creator of the Apple Macintosh.
is a Chicago-based software company founded by the son and colleagues of interface guru Jef Raskin, creator of Apple's Macintosh, and is focused on software usability and humane user interfaces.
In The humane interface, Jef Raskin
critiques current graphical user interface (GUI) designs and offers thought-provoking solutions to some difficult design problems.
This unique guide to user interface design reflects the experience and vision of Jef Raskin
, a highly regarded designer, perhaps best known for his creation of the Apple Macintosh project.
Apple's Mr Jobs has taken a leave of absence due to sickness and original Mac pioneer Jef Raskin
has passed away.
The body of the book is sandwiched between a foreword by Richard Saul Wurman and an epilog by Jef Raskin
, one of the originators of the Apple Macintosh computer and the Canon Cat, writes and consults on interface design from his office in Pacifica, Calif.