Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Sarit Arora, one of the organizers
MP Ranjan, one of the speakers
Saurabh one of the attendees
I had a great time being part of the organizing of the event, I must say...
Monday, October 15, 2007
Whether usability professionals or just enthusiastic (or frustrated) users, each participant makes a contribution to "making life easy".
Usability and its Impact in Making Better Public Services– Bangalore, November 05, 2007
On Nov 5, 2007, World Usability Day will be hosted at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The event is being organized and supported by UPA Bangalore, CHI Bangalore, leading usability companies, IISC Bangalore and usability enthusiasts. The event will include designers, technologists, business professionals, students and is open to public.
WUD Bangalore 2007 will focus on applying ‘usability’ and ‘design’ thinking to making life easier and more usable for the common man (us!) in India. Among other areas the event will focus on Healthcare, Education, and Government Services and other public services and utilities that touch our lives everyday. It will include how Information and Communication Technologies and services can make this happen.
When and Where?
Date: Monday, 05 November, 2007, Time: 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
How to register and participate
Register directly here
( Wiki Password: usability )
Friday, October 12, 2007
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Sunday, July 08, 2007
"Sometimes there is a huge disconnect between the people who make a product and the people who use it. The creator of a Web site may assume too much knowledge on the part of users, leading to confusion. Software designers may not anticipate user behavior that can unintentionally destroy an entire database. Manufacturers can make equipment that inadvertently increases the likelihood of repetitive stress injuries. Enter the usability professional, whose work has recently developed into a solid career track, driven mostly by advancements in technology."
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Megan Jaegerman produced some of the best news graphics ever while working at The New York Times from 1990 to 1998. Her work is smart, finely detailed, elegant, witty, inventive, informative. A fierce researcher and reporter, she writes gracefully and precisely. Megan has the soul of a news reporter, who happens to use graphs, tables, and illustrations--as well as words--to explain the news. Her best work is the best work in news graphics.
Monday, July 02, 2007
"Creating a User Experience (UX) process can be a very rewarding journey; it can also be a nightmare if approached from the wrong angle. Initiating a culture-shift, overhauling existing processes, evangelizing, strategizing, and educating is an enormous undertaking. Often it’s a lonely path the UX advocate walks, especially if you are the only one who is driving that change from within the company. But that path is ripe with opportunities to improve your company’s product creation process, as well as the product itself."
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
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Thursday, June 07, 2007
"I have reached a curious point in life. Although I feel like the same precocious know-it-all cynic I always was, I suddenly am surrounded by younger precocious know-it-all cynics whose main purpose appears to be to remind me that I’ve lost my edge."
I've heard similar anecdotes from people I know.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
In related posts JD talks about how Gears will integrate with Appolo, and Nicholas Carr compares Google to the Reuters of the early 1800s...
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Larry Larsen has a first look
USA Today article
USA Today Flash Presentation
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
It can be frustrating to find out that the photos you're trying to share, or the presentations you're trying to send at the last minute, are too large for your email's attachment limit. Some of you have pointed out that we recently increased the allowable attachment size in Gmail from 10MB to 20MB. We think the higher limit will help make the storage in your Gmail account a little more useful. So the next time you've got to send a PDF that's a bit on the larger side, relax. You've got some more room to spare.
I just got an 18 MB attachment today, and that was cool...
Back in the 1990s Bill Gates said the company that would eventually beat Microsoft probably had yet to be founded, by which he meant that Microsoft was in such a strong position that only something truly disruptive -- a whole new business -- would have a chance to unseat Redmond. Some people think the company Bill was describing back then might be Google. I don't know if that's the case or not, but it leads me to ask this question: If Google, itself, is to be eventually beaten by some other company, does THAT company yet exist? I don't think so. But unlike the scenario envisioned by Gates, I have a pretty good idea where we'll find the founders of that Google-beating start-up. I think they are working right now at Google.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
This video features the Pelican track 'GW' from Australasia as its soundtrack. The images in the video are a collage of footage from 1960 about Joseph Kittinger, a man who in that year took a giant helium balloon up to 102,800 feet and then jumped, setting records for highest ascent, highest jump, longest freefall and fastest fall.
What if he had missed the earth? :)
Monday, May 21, 2007
Popfly is the fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Popfly consists of two parts:
1. Popfly Creator is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups.
2. Space is an online community of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.You need to register for this right now, and though I have not been able to access it yet, this seems to be a way that MS hopes to popularize SilverLight
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
HP's effort to transform its personal computers from low-margin commodities into more stylish devices has started to pay off. As shown by the company’s fiscal second-quarter earnings, announced Wednesday afternoon, a new PC strategy has become a major driver of growth. Revenue increased 12.7 percent from the period a year earlier, to $25.5 billion, and the PC division was an important factor...
This is a great move and coming from Amazon, we should see some good competition to the Apple.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
"To whatever degree Apple can be said to make products with a distinctive genetic code, they can also be said to have inherited most of their traits from a single parent: founder Steve Jobs..."
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Thursday, March 15, 2007
According to the article:
This is a very interesting acquisition, and a sign of things to come...
Analysts predicted people would eventually use voice-driven searches on the internet, rather than typing into search engines. Mobile phone based internet search would be an obvious application they added. Software such as Microsoft Office does have basic voice recognition facilities but the deal would "bolster" the firm's capabilities said Microsoft business division president Jeff Raikes.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
So over the last few weeks, we've been down with Cricket fever, and that was one of the other reason for sparseness of posts here. But there is something to show for the time that we were down with fever, check out:
Monday, March 12, 2007
Now, this is something interesting that caught my eye, rather literally. EyePoint is a project by Manu Kumar, Andreas Paepcke and Terry Winograd at Stanford which uses the user's gaze to augment mouse based interactions. This is something I have found wanting especially when working with design tools on a multi-monitor setup. I usually have the screen set on one screen and the tools on the other and having to move from screen to other does take a long time, if the system were to use my gaze to make predictive cursor movement.
You can check out the website which has a YouTube video on it, and also read the paper on it...
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
By the way, Bill his releasing his book (mostly to be unveiled at SIG-CHI) and Dave has some notes up here...
PS: Muthu has an post on his blog about the event...
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
1. Wikiseek searches Wikipedia, and the "external links" of Wikipedia
articles. These are considered authoritative Internet sources. This means
that the search results are only as comprehensive as Wikipedia. Wikiseek is
NOT a search engine of the entire World Wide Web.
2. The current index is not dynamically updated. Extremely new content at
Wikipedia will not be reflected in our index.
3. We are testing an 8-bit character set version of the software. This means
that extended international characters will not be displayed. Ultimately,
Wikiseek will support international character sets.
Techcrunch has some update on it as well...
PS: You should also read Christina Wodtke on the possible choices you have...
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
PS: Bill Scott has an update on the event and also a link to his talk presentations