What we need to convey: The
basic logic of how the system works. Showing how powerful it
Mood: The mood of this
section should be one of 'hey, this is pretty cool!'.
- Features of Doug's system Augment:
- Full sentence interaction which means being able to
give commands to the computer as we would while speaking; in
full sentences such as ' scroll down to the third paragraph and
follow the link in that paragraph'. Full sentence interaction
includes verbs (actions) and nouns (which to do the actions to/with)
as well as modifiers and even timing. These sentences can then
be saved and used in conjunction with others in the future.
- demo -Actual and enhanced screen grabs of Augment
with commentary will be shown.
- Addressing & Jumping will be demonstrated with
an analogy of current HyperText and real world mail.
- 'walk through' -A person following the hypertext way
is shown posting a packet. When using Augment style relative
addressing, the person is shown able to give relative, impromptu
directions such as; "Turn left at the white building and
walk to blocks".
- Reader-driven dynamic hypertext will be demonstrated,
where the reader may navigate text in much freer ways than we
can today, jumping around based on any criteria, not just pre-programmed
- demo - Hypertext with the visual quality of a newspaper
will be shown manipulated dynamically.
- Issues which we regard as relatively new in our Internet-networked
world: version control and being able to ascertain the
authority of documents has also been solved by Doug from the
very beginning. His world has always been a networked one. An
example of this is his 'Journal' which is simply a repository,
a database, which users may add to, but never modify. So if you
have 'published' a document to the 'Journal' you many update
it, but not change the original. This way other users will always
be able to refer to a specific version of the document.
- simple mention - This
may not need a larger demo than being mentioned by the by.
- multi-level UI - Supporting
the rise of skilled users will be multiple levels of user Interface.
This concept will be shown to support users comfortable entry
into using a system, as many 'ease-of-use' advocates work for,
but also allowing users to achieve a much higher level of skill.
Interviewee's: Same as
last two sections.
Visuals: Screen captures.
Showing Doug demoing to Fleur.
does Augment work?
do links work in Augment?
issue is how the user can move around. To allow movement, we
rely on addressing and jumping.
me about how the command language works?
not tricky. It's not like UNIX or even DOS. You only need to
remember a small set of initial commands to use the system proficiently.
It is much more powerful though. With icons on the screen you
can only request a single command at a time. With the command
language you can write more involved commands....
>> Add examples!!!
my email address?
doesn't even look at the screen while clicking away] It's
did you find it out so quickly?
I did this and that.