David Pogue reminds us that we make choices about technology are not always based on logic or need (link).
Don Norman’s “Design of Everyday Things” (link) is a “must read” for any user, clinician, researcher or developer interested in AAC devices and how they are used. Recently Norman’s original demonstration videos have popped-up on Youtube (link below). Don’t know the difference between an affordance and a task-action cycle! Now you will! (link)
Don Norman, one of the originators of cognitive science and modern technology design, castigates the university culture for producing designers with little practical experiences and limiting dissemination to research-based journals. I agree. there is a significant schism between the academic and practical disciplines, in terms of priorities, as well as the techniques used top investigate […]
(thanks Cre). Norman’s critique of current design in technology comes at a good time in our field. Do we design my testing, or from the subjective and personal approach? Take a read (link).
I saw Graham Pullin and Andrew Cook present at ISAAC this year. Their radical approach on AAC provides a fresh perspective to the mined-out information-based, sender-receiver model we have embraced over the last 25 years. (link).
SpeckyBoy.com is a design website providing tools and resources for developers. Take a look guys! Developer kits, graphic templates, icons, etc. for developing your next great AAC app! This link provides resources for iPhone app development. (link)
SpeckyBoy.com is a design website providing tools and resources for developers. Take a look guys! Developer kits, graphic templates, icons, etc. for developing your next great AAC app! This link provides resources for Android development. (link) .
Oh you Jackson Pollock you! IOGraphica is a graphical mouse tracker for all computer platforms. Not only can you do snazzy artwork, but you can use this tracker to evaluate how a system is being used by analyzing the relative dark and lighness of areas on the screen. Don’t know how well it works with […]
Nokia’s idea is to let the “community” choose what cell phone feature configurations are important to them. There goal is to collect information to help them with their emerging cell phone design concepts. Could something like this play a role in new AAC designs? (link)
Join Paul Miller (@Engadget) as he explores a few bits of legacy cruft that need to be addressed before the desktop OS can become as important to this decade as it was to the last one. Good tips on user interface design! (link)