History of GUIs: Interview with Larry Tesler

Good interview with Larry Tesler, one of the innovators from Xerox PARC who created the early GUIs with icons and folders on the desktop. After the Xerox PARC years, he worked at Apple on the early GUI products, the Apple Lisa and the Macintosh.

This was an exciting time in user interface design. I was at IBM, working on research and guidelines for Windows and OS/2 on the PC with new UI models of GUIs and OOUIs (Object-Oriented User Interfaces).

View the 15-minute video interview with Dan Farber, vice-president of editorial at CNET Networks and editor in chief of ZDNet.

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