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Interests: (in no particular order): cognitive science, artificial intelligence, software engineering, alife, soccer, computer languages, rule-based programming, american football (steelers), gardening, cooking and wine.
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The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) coalition is a very special organization to increasing technical literacy in the US by enriching the education in k-12. I think a crucial component to this literacy is code literacy. Others may... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at The Software Universe
Will my subject tagline, "iPad experience revives market for real books!" appear in a newspaper article in the next few years? If my experience is any judge, there is at least a chance. I've noticed that when using my iPad... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at The Software Universe
One of my students, Michael Carrano, suggested a great article by UK Government User Centered Design experts on Design Principles. I especially liked the Need-O-Tron for needs management, available at github. Their ten principles are augmented by examples and, of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at The Software Universe
I usually devote a few slides to ergonomics, discussing human reach and comfort. Today I ran across a real application for the Dragon capsule of SPACEX. Note that they spent a day examining the human factors and ergonomics of their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at The Software Universe
Early in December I tweeted on a great little board that ran the FORTH language called FIGnition. It entranced me for two reasons, first it reminded me how much I missed the computer language, FORTH and second it reminded me... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at The Software Universe
This entry re-establishes a tradition on my blog suggesting technical books and novels for your significant other on Valentine's Day. What better way to show you care than providing someone with a riveting book on Computer Science or Software Engineeirng!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at The Software Universe
No crazy title for this entry,since it is a shameless bit of self promotion! If you are interested, I am conducting a web based HCI course on the web at Stevens, CS 545WS. This course will be using a new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at The Software Universe
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Mar 15, 2010
One of my aspirations is to apply the same sort of creativity that goes into the look, feel and operation of computer games to business applications. Some of the benefits of doing this are presenting information in a more efficient... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2009 at The Software Universe
Established products present additional challenges to User Experience Design. The central issue is how do we improve it without changing it. There is impedance to change since users have "over learned" the interface and change results in errors and a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2009 at The Software Universe
The last quarter of 2009 and the first half of 2010 is going to be interesting for software projects. The knowledgeable lead tech person should prepare for sporadic absences caused by the H1N1 virus. A great place to follow the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at The Software Universe