Apple released a new getting started guide. Apple has great documentation, which is one of the reasons why I am learning to develop iOS apps for the one goal of mine this year, building a mobile app. This is a clear, simple, and friendly documentation on how to get started in the iOS development ecosystem.
When researching for my current graduate theory class, and about human-computer interfaces I came across this Manovich quote that encapsulates my feelings on the matter of cinema and HCI:
Cinema, the major cultural form of the twentieth century, has found a new life as the toolbox of the computer user. Cinematic means of perception, of connecting space and time, of representing human memory, thinking, and emotion have become a way of work and a way of life for millions in the computer age. Cinema’s aesthetic strategies have become basic organizational principles of computer software. The window into a fictional world of a cinematic narrative has become a window into a datascape. In short, what was cinema is now the human-computer interface.
- Manovich, Lev (2011-06-28). The Language of New Media (Leonardo Book Series) (p. 86). The MIT Press. Kindle Edition.
I look forward to learning more about HCI and interaction design through the process of trying to develop an app, and hope to post more about HCI in this blog. HCI is extremely exciting to me.