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Old 07-24-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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Lovely site — from the Institute for Interactive Research — demonstrating interactivity without clicking a mouse (or anything else).

Be sure to poke (but not click) around in the menus, and try the Mousecamp especially. Very interesting place.

Wave of the future? Maybe. Why not?

   
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Lovely site — from the Institute for Interactive Research — demonstrating interactivity without clicking a mouse (or anything else).

Be sure to poke (but not click) around in the menus, and try the Mousecamp especially. Very interesting place.

Wave of the future? Maybe. Why not?
It was fun, but my connection must be a bit too slow for it because I had a heap of delays with spinning rainbow pizzas.

Oh, and I had to click to get in, because I have Flash turned off in Firefox.
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It was fun, but my connection must be a bit too slow for it because I had a heap of delays with spinning rainbow pizzas.

Oh, and I had to click to get in, because I have Flash turned off in Firefox.
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Ooops — I should have warned about the Flash.

At least it was tasteful Flash!

   
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Ooops — I should have warned about the Flash.

At least it was tasteful Flash!
Oh, I didn't mind that. Just thought it funny that I had to click to get into a site about not clicking. ;-)

   
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Interesting, watching the reply of other visitors' first 20 seconds of mousing at the site.

   
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It gave me a headache...'-}}

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Interesting as an experiment, but flawed by all the (slow) zoom (slow) and (slow) fade (slow) effects. And punishing the user for clicking something is pointless and annoying.

I found it pretty easy to navigate (apart from the waiting time) but it looks like it might be utterly blank to anyone who uses a screen reader or other assistive tech. OTOH, for some kinds of muscular control problems, this might be easier than clicking, esp. if it were modified to a kind of "put the cursor anywhere near the live point and leave it" interface.

   
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>>stever: but it looks like it might be utterly blank to anyone who uses a screen reader or other assistive tech.

I was wondering about that...

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