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Creating informal learning environments
From Putting People First

Creating informal learning environments

In the field of exhibition design, the quality of User Experience makes the difference between success and failure. When designing exhibits for museums or science...

Fingerprinting Devices on the Web
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fingerprinting Devices on the Web

In the WSJ:  A race to build device fingerprinting methods on the Web: " ... Advertisers no longer want to just buy ads ... . They want to buy access to specific...

Lessons fron the Web 2.0 Summit
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lessons fron the Web 2.0 Summit

Paul Gillin has a nice blog blog post on learnings from the recent Web 2.0 summit.   Paul does a good job in summarizing useful concepts from meetings that we can't...

Junaio Browser
From The Eponymous Pickle

Junaio Browser

A press release providing much more information on the Junaio augmented reality browser.  Am exploring on the IPhone, so far this is a good UI update for theiron...

Risk Reduction Strategies on Social Networking Sites
From Schneier on Security

Risk Reduction Strategies on Social Networking Sites

By two teenagers: Mikalah uses Facebook but when she goes to log out, she deactivates her Facebook account. She knows that this doesn

Consensus for Research Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Consensus for Research Data

This is of considerable interest to retail and marketing.  In CACM:This past year was a census year in the U.S. We responded to arguably the most long-lived and...

Announcing the IxDA Interaction Awards
From Putting People First

Announcing the IxDA Interaction Awards

Today, the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) announced the launch of the IxDA Interaction Awards, a first-of-its-kind awards program dedicated to celebrating...

Reflecting on the book
From Putting People First

Reflecting on the book

I just finished reading Living with Complexity by Donald A. Norman (previously announced here) and consider an important contribution to our field, and this for...

links for 2010-12-01
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-12-01

Community Bylaws – The Document Foundation LibreOffice hosts The Document Foundation have put together a set of bylaws for their new open-by-rule community and...

Software Monoculture
From Schneier on Security

Software Monoculture

In 2003, a group of security experts -- myself included -- published a paper saying that 1) software monocultures are dangerous and 2) Microsoft, being the largest...

Do We Need A New Teaching Programming Language
From Computer Science Teacher Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Do We Need A New Teaching Programming Language

I saw some discussions lately about the need or lack of need for new programming languages. In once case especially for teaching programming. In general I think...

Book: Designing Media by Bill Moggridge
From Putting People First

Book: Designing Media by Bill Moggridge

Designing Media, the new book by Bill Moggridge, director of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and founder of IDEO, is now available in hard copy, as a DVD...

U DriveIT
From Putting People First

U DriveIT

Norden, the Nordic Innovation Center, has published the results of a research project between Denmark, Norway and Iceland, that explored the increasingly strong...

Spatial Analysis Techniques in R
From The Eponymous Pickle

Spatial Analysis Techniques in R

What looks to be a good course in using the R statistics language for spatial analysis problems. " ... Topics covered include point pattern analysis, identifying...

Curation Nation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Curation Nation

In Adage: On the concept of a curation nation. It has been that way for a long time, the best things are passed along to me by readers.   My readership appreciates...

How hard is space travel, in principle?
From Michael Nielsen

How hard is space travel, in principle?

Our Earth-based intuitions about the difficulty of travelling long distances break down badly in space. It’s tempting to think that just because Saturn, say, is...

Needlebase: Data Gathering and Visualzation Tool
From The Eponymous Pickle

Needlebase: Data Gathering and Visualzation Tool

In Readwriteweb: " ... Needlebase, a great new point-and-click tool for extracting, sorting and visualizing data from across pages around the web. I've been using...

Google Alerts
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Alerts

Have not followed the Google small business blog very closely, but recently there is an interesting article: Now Available with Google Apps: Google Alerts.  " ....

How to Prototype and Influence People
From The Eponymous Pickle

How to Prototype and Influence People

In UX Magazine.  On Rapid Prototyping and influence. The concept is intriguing ... prototyping is a valuable method, but how can it be done effectively.   via Dave...

Is Kinect Doomed to Casual Gaming?
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Is Kinect Doomed to Casual Gaming?

Dance Central by Harmonix appears to be one of the better Kinect launch titles (some say the best).  I'm personally very excited about getting it for my birthday...
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