Tognazzini "blesses" the iPhone interface
Bruce Tognazzini was hired by Apple by Steve Jobs and Jef Raskin back in 1978 and remained in the ranks of the Cupertino company until 1992. He was among the founders of the Apple Human Interface Group.
To our long-time readers I notice the disappointment with which "Tog", this Bruce's nickname has received Apple's news in the development of the user interface in recent years: from the round mouse of the first iMacs to the conception of the Mac OS dock X.
It is therefore a must-read for those who get by with the English page dedicated to the release of the iPhone with a meticulous examination of the various aspects of its interaction with the user and the consistency of the graphic interface starting from the history of the mobile phone and passing through the multi-touch one that began in the 80s with William Buxton going through the expirations with the "gestures" of the 90s which video Tognazzini himself with the "pinch interface" part of the Starfire project for Sun Microsystems described in the text 1996 ?Tog on Software Design? on page 78.