SONY Tradecomm interface

SONY Tradecomm interface

In 1994, SONY hired vivid to design the interface for a stock trading system within General Magic’s MagicCap OS for the SONY-branded device to use this system. It was a very limited interface (a small screen with only 4 levels of gray) but a fascinating device.

The interface had a place-based metaphor, specifically, rooms, buildings, and a street that users moved between. That’s the reason for the colonnade image (it was what you saw as you first entered the “trading building.”

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 10.27.02 PM Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 10.26.56 PM

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 10.27.05 PM Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 10.26.58 PM

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 10.27.00 PM Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 10.27.01 PM

 

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *