How User Interface Design Will Re-Shape the World

“The example I like to give is back in the days of Roman numerals, basic multiplication was considered this incredibly technical concept that only official mathematicians could handle,” he continues. “But then once Arabic numerals came around, you could actually do arithmetic on paper, and we found that 7-year-olds can understand multiplication. It’s not that multiplication itself was difficult. It was just that the representation of numbers — the interface — was wrong.”

Bret Victor, The Utopian UI Architect

Absolutely fascinating insights from one of the world’s leading UI architects on the past, present and future of computer interfaces