Generous interfaces are the current work of Mitchell Whitelaw, University of Canberra…
- Give users visual things to engage with; not a list of links
- Show users something first, before they search or click on something
Examples of non-generous (stingy) interfaces…
Examples of generous interfaces:
- Pages that show you photos like Google Images or Facebook would, like Mildenhall’s Canberra http://mildenhall.moadoph.gov.au/photos
Academic libraries will gradually shift to generous interfaces over the next five years, with large icons appearing where links once did.