Window Design Digital and Physical

Window Design Digital and Physical

Computer windows teach us about window treatment design

Graphical user interfaces, such as Microsoft Windows, copied design concepts (and brand name) from building windows. There is more then just a brand name connection between computer design and window architecture.
From stained glass mosaics to lattice windows, inspiration and ideas were transferred to the world of computing.

 

History

From the dawn of the personal computer designer attempted to entice users with familiar design concepts.While Macintosh focused more on design and Microsoft on usability functionality.
This could compare with light and unobstructed view against extensive architecture and colorful window cornices.

 

Susceptible to similar rise and falls of good design practices and trends

See some recent bad design trends in Linux, and inĀ Windows. Macintosh however, often lacks the convenient functionality that others system have.

 

Future

It seems ideas in graphical computer interfaces and real building windows are about to converge.

Future of Windows
Compare 3D desktop to Smart Windows

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