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Opinion Stats Done Wrong
From The Eponymous Pickle

Opinion Stats Done Wrong

A good post in the ACM blog about how opinion statistics are often done wrong.  I have seen similar things done in the enterprise.  Well worth understanding.  The...

Dagstuhl UX white paper
From Putting People First

Dagstuhl UX white paper

Thirty user experience (UX) researchers and practitioners participated in a three day seminar in Dagstuhl in order to bring clarity to the concept of user experience...

Ten things Computer Science Tells us About Bureaucrats
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Ten things Computer Science Tells us About Bureaucrats

Originally, the term computer applied to human beings. These days, it is increasingly difficult to distinguish reliably machines from human beings: we require ever...

? Transparency and Privacy Article Available
From Wild WebMink

? Transparency and Privacy Article Available

I’ve edited the article that appeared here and on CWUK earlier to reflect conversations on identi.ca and elsewhere and you’ll now find it in the Essays section.

Where innovation belongs in user-centered design
From Putting People First

Where innovation belongs in user-centered design

User Experience designers have a unique opportunity to become the facilitators of holistic design and the advocates of innovation, argues Jake Truemper. By combining...

Google's Groupon Clone Goes Live
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google's Groupon Clone Goes Live

Google has released its own Groupon offering.  Having now used Groupon a number of times I can understand the attraction.  Yet I still get the feeling Groupon is sloppily...

Unilever Exits BrainJuicer
From The Eponymous Pickle

Unilever Exits BrainJuicer

Unilever has sold off its position in online research agency BrainJuicer, after an usually lengthy eight year investment.  A quick look at BrainJuicer seems totheir...

Theoretical underpinnings of social interaction design
From Putting People First

Theoretical underpinnings of social interaction design

Adrian Chan has posted what he calls a “big picture introduction” to the theory behind social interaction design. “I view social interaction design as a field that...

Books on ethnography and ubiquitous computing by PARC researchers
From Putting People First

Books on ethnography and ubiquitous computing by PARC researchers

PARC (Palo Alto Research Center, a Xerox Company), a premier center for commercial innovation, announced that Dr. Margaret Szymanski, Senior Researcher and interaction...

Photo Cruising in Google Earth
From The Eponymous Pickle

Photo Cruising in Google Earth

A new browsing capability has been added to Google Earth called Cruising that lets you move through posted images.  Nice idea, though it is most interesting where...

From Computational Complexity

What did Banach's Wife think of the Banach-Tarski Paradox?

I recently read and reviewed The Pea and The Sun by Leonard Wapner, which is about the Banach-Tarski Paradox. Recall that the Banach-Tarski Paradox is actually...

Tech Jobs Booming
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tech Jobs Booming

Mark Perry on booming technology jobs.  Which should lead to more training, learning and transitional opportunities.

links for 2011-04-21
From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-04-21

Here's The Real Reason Apple Is Suing Samsung I think the point in this article – which echoes the central idea in Chris Anderson's book "Free" – is much more insightful...

Declassified World War I Security Documents
From Schneier on Security

Declassified World War I Security Documents

The CIA has just declassified six (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) documents about World War I security techniques. (The media is reporting they're CIA documents, but the...

What Are The Odds
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

What Are The Odds

Now I took three semesters of statistics in college. Unfortunately that was 35 years ago and not as much stuck as I would like. Embarrassing but true. So when someone...

IPhone Tracks Everywhere You Go
From The Eponymous Pickle

IPhone Tracks Everywhere You Go

This got lots of attention today, in the Washington Post and in The Guardian.  A file full of unencrypted GPS coordinates in your IPhone or IPad, ready to be picked...

Rethinking Performance Assessment
From The Eponymous Pickle

Rethinking Performance Assessment

An article in the HBR: " ... In a collaborative enterprise, individual capabilities become valuable only if they contribute to the success of the whole. The standard...

A Robot to Staff the Production Line
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Robot to Staff the Production Line

A prototype robot, called FRIDA, which has some human characteristics, to staff the production line.  The  way I understand this, the humanoid form allows it to...

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - January 2011 (Vol. 54, No. 1)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - January 2011 (Vol. 54, No. 1)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the January issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content,...

Staying Current
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Staying Current

I have been struggling recently with issues of funding at my school for my program. I know all schools are facing funding issues so I am not alone. Currently...
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