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The Emperor Has No Clothes: Naked Objects Meet the Interface
  Larry L. Constantine
  Get/download .PDF FileReport [#122]: 2002 |  Adobe .PDF File: about 143K.
  Abstract: Naked Objects, the latest incarnation of the persistent notion of object-oriented user interfaces, proposes to eliminate the need for visual and interaction design of user interfaces by always presenting users with unadorned domain objects in a standard form and by constraining all interaction to the same few interaction idioms. Such simplistic user interfaces can be generated automatically through a software framework. This article examines the likely impact of the Naked Objects approach in light of its strengths and shortcomings as well as its undeniable appeal to developers and decision makers seeking shortcuts to user interface design. The ultimate significance of Naked Objects may be in the lessons it offers for practicing professionals, lessons that highlight the need for empowering users as problem-solvers by giving them better tools that enable them to achieve diverse ends by diverse means.
  Keywords: objects, object-oriented user interfaces, expressive systems, usability, user interface design, usage-centered design
  Unpublished paper, December 2002.
  Get/download .PDF FileReport [#122]: 2002 |  Adobe .PDF File: about 143K.