DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
DEPARTMENT: Technology strategy and management
Software companies must balance product and service revenues to survive bad times and grow rapidly in good times.
DEPARTMENT: The profession of IT
We can no longer afford to treat our customers as abstract entities. They are real people with real concerns seeking our professional assistance.
DEPARTMENT: On site
E-commerce may be here to stay, but how to teach it is still up for debate at many institutions.
Like Robin Hood and his band of merry men, patent bounty hunters and software agent communities may one day patrol the patent kingdom.
SPECIAL ISSUE: Attentive user interfaces
If there was a Moore's Law for user interfaces, it would state that the number
of computers per user will double every two years. In the past four decades, we have moved from many users sharing a single mainframe computer through …
Eye-tracking systems hold some of the greatest potential among AUIs. Here, two systems that focus on eye gazing demonstrate how this simple form of visual attention can perform a level of common interactive tasks.
AUIs recognize human attention in order to respect and react to how users distribute their attention in technology-laden environments.
Creating computing and communication systems that sense and reason about human attention by fusing together information from multiple streams.
Attentive displays address the need for rendering power and computer display resolution. The five examples presented here illustrate a common goal with very different approaches to achieving it.
Why is the attentive user interface paradigm important for human-computer interaction? The human attention system is so sensitive to various methods of notification that traditional design involves too much compromise and guesswork …
Users interact with physical devices through nothing more than the voluntary control of their own mental activity.
Seeking to protect an organization against a new form of business losses.
Building an extended architecture to eliminate boundaries to accessing and sharing data.
High valuation multiples on IT spending suggest that companies are underinvesting in IT.
Addressing the imbalance favoring technology over information structure and design, it redirects corporate information strategy toward exploiting information as a corporate resource.
Problems arise when a protocol initially developed to simplify access to a distributed directory failed to take into account all the uses the directory was originally intended for.
COLUMN: Technical opinion
New programming architecture is revolutionizing how programmers control hardware circuitry.
COLUMN: Inside risks