Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Usability Hall of Shame Update: Accessing Road Runner web-mail when you are away from home and have forgotten your password.

This is a short video of slides I created for an assignment for "Privacy and Security: A Human-Computer Interaction Perspective" last semester. The video shows it all!

Other posts with examples for the Usability Hall of Shame:

Touch screen interaction and usability in public spaces

Usability/Interaction Hall of Shame

A list of links to books about usability and interface design can be found on the Isys Information Architect's website, on the "Interface Hall of Shame" section.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Great resource about interaction design from SIGGRAPH 2007: Interaction Tomorrow

If you are interested in interaction design for the future, take a look at the course notes from Interaction Tomorrow, presented at SIGGRAPH 2007.

Here is the course abstract:

"This course provides a comprehensive overview to user interface technologies on the newly emerging interactive tabletops and large wall displays. The course will cover input devices, interface metaphors, modality of interaction, sensing technologies, applications, and future directions. Materials will be drawn from both commercial systems and research prototypes."

The Interaction Tomorrow is a pdf that contains 172 pages of pictures and text.

The course was organized by Michael Haller, from the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, and Chia Shen, from the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories. The lecturers included Gerald Morrison, from Smart Technologies, Bruce H. Thomas, from the University of Southern Australia, and Andy Wilson from Microsoft Research.


The course website