Short video of the OLPC UI action

Note: This post is over 4 years old. It was first published in November 2006

olpc_grab_small1.gifThe makezine blog has a great guide on how to try out the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) system yourself on Windows, but if you cant be bothered, I have put together a video clip of the OLPC UI in action. I’m amazed to see how unusual the UI is. Apps are full-screen by default, and the black border shown around the sides (see screen grab) is a menu that pops over the content when you move your cursor to the side of the screen. And that’s just the start of it…

It’s really not what I expected at all- I have opinions about interface familiarity and transferable skills… What do you think? Please post your comments!

>> WATCH OLPC USER INTERFACE DEMO VIDEO

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