Nov 17, 2023

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TODAY IN DESIGN 1970

Navigating a New Era: Douglas Engelbart's Mouse Revolution.

On this day, the landscape of human-computer interaction took a monumental leap forward as Douglas Engelbart, a visionary in computing, received a patent for the first computer mouse. This seemingly unassuming device, a small wooden box with two metal wheels, was about to redefine the way users interacted with digital environments.

Engelbart's invention of the mouse was part of a larger project to develop user-friendly computer interfaces. Before the mouse, interaction with computers was predominantly through punch cards or complex command lines. The mouse simplified this interaction, making computing more accessible and intuitive.

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Here’s what’s happening today in design: Family gets acquired; AI is making things real; Meta's new AI milestone; Design Dinner in SLC Dec 4th; The Figma + Adobe deal, explained—again; Planning for unplanned work; Who is a designer that has influenced you?; LinkedIn profile to website in seconds; Culture and design on Design As pod; Community-led growth on UI Breakfast pod; Family's acquisition animation is adorable; Due's landing page animations are so clean; Magical hover states on Wiza's home page.

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