Non of our recent work would happen without Figma. From boards with brief breakdown, desk research, data discussions, concept drawings to WIP screenshots, branding guide and UX user journeys. We bring visual thinking to the way we both design and code.
— Marcin Ignac - https://twitter.com/marcinignac/status/1200022203728838656
I'm really able to do spatial reasoning and looking at big picture only in Figma
— Marcin Ignac - https://twitter.com/marcinignac/status/1100403083635380226
Oberon's "desktop" is an infinitely large two-dimensional space on which windows (and documents, since the distinction becomes meaningless in some ways) can be arranged
Instead of stacking windows, hiding them behind each other (which is possible in modern versions of Oberon), you simply arrange them next to each other and zoom out and in again to switch between them. When people held presentations using Oberon, they would arrange all slides next to each other, zoom in on the first one, and then simply slide the view one screen size to the right to go to the next slide.
In some ways, this also obsoletes the idea of opening a document. Essentially, all documents can be open all the time. All you have to do to interact with one is to zoom in close enough.
I finished my contract with MakeSpace in February, I can't wait for the project to become public so you can play with it — it's so much fun to meet in a space, bring notes and images with you, and see what others are looking at. The project reminds me a lot of the original Engelbartian vision of collaboration — a multiplayer Canvas for Thinking.
Allowing users to doodle on the OS-level turns the whole system into a canvas for thinking.