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I think your idea won't work well. Primarily because if I first end up in an interface where I expect to fill in forms and see a search bar, my first thought will be that I'm in the wrong place, I expect form fields where I can input my data. Users won't know how to submit their data using your approach. They will need to be instructed or guided, which is a ...


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OP: "Can you point me to any literature on designing useful command-line interfaces?" Concept: Command wizard I don't have "literature" per se, but in this post, I'm proposing the concept "command wizard" that presents the CLI as "a friendly search dialog", feeling familiar to Google.com. It relies heavily on regular expressions, dictionaries and ...


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Concept: Command wizard In this post I'm proposing a CLI that, in your words, is "meant to augment the user's productivity while using a particular tool". My main concept is that the CLI should "appear as a friendly search dialog", feeling familiar to Google.com. So it relies heavily on Google's "established pattern", but uses that pattern in a novel ...



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