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OLPC Team Shows Off UI Design

“At the keynote for the recent UX Week conference in Washington,
DC, designers from the OLPC project and Pentagram Design gave a
live demonstration of the laptop’s Sugar user interface, including
a ‘zoom’ spatial navigation system and its extensive collaboration
tools. Using a handheld video camera to relay the screens of four
on-stage laptops to the audience, presenters showed Sugar running
smoothly on actual XO hardware.

“Sugar is based around the idea of abstraction and social
networking, UI designer Christian Schmidt said, with four zoom
levels available. He referred to these levels as relationship
spheres, characterized by trust and organization…”


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