No Chrome

  • one of Research Themes at Ink&Switch
  • UI should be just content, everything else directly manipulatable, any buttons and menus take up space that could be there for the actual data

Except for legends, no written language is used.

Sketchpad - Ivan Sutherland

No matter how cool your interface is, less of it would be better.

About Face

  • another thing to keep in mind is the "data-ink ratio" idea from Tufte - for power users the best UIs allow for making a lot of information visible at once, with the least amount "UI cruft" possible (No Chrome)