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Marc A. Garrett Interviews Mark Hamburg Regarding Adobe Lightroom

Terrific interview with Adobe’s Mark Hamburg about Lightroom’s user interface, particularly its use of task-oriented panels rather than Photoshop-style dialog boxes:

Mark Hamburg: So the diagram that I would draw for this: Photoshop with a big circle in the middle, and you go out to various things; you go out and come back, you go out and come back. The model for Lightroom was to say “We still have a core but the user never actually goes into it. The user just goes and bounces around the things that are on the outside of the circle.”

Wednesday, 24 January 2007