OLPC User Interface: social features

Note: This post might be a little dated. It was published in November 2006.

Here I have put together a slideshow of the social aspects of the OLPC UI. I gathered the stills and information from the OLPC wiki. (The video is a mock-up of how the UI would work, if it were implemented yet). The Sugar UI is very adventurous- no other desktop in the world gives social interaction such prominence. I just hope they have done, and intend to do lots more user testing. It’s too bad they haven’t done any user testing yet! The intended user-groups need to try out these laptops and give feedback on the things they don’t find easy or useful to use. After a few design iterations, then the laptop might be ready to ship.

There is also a YouTube version here although the quality is not so good.

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