Wednesday, February 23, 2005

open letter to jakob nielsen

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

jef raskin's new zoom interface

jef wrote "the humane interface" and worked at apple back in the olden days. imagine a huge zooming window that just digs deeper and deeper. and there you go.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

visually effective information visualization fo Large Data

excellent paper. clarified a lot of things we thought about at viz and suggests novel ideas for solving them. worth archiving for sure.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

paul gould "mayapinions" on powerpoint

veggie vision

inventive way of identifying vegetables at the supermarket to speed up the process. how do you identify all the green stuff... very interesting stuff, from the ibm research labs.

women in science and engineering

dean of harvard raises the biology question on why women don't succeed in science/math/engineering.

Monday, January 10, 2005

human factors technical group blog

machinespace on massive data and HIMD



Monday, January 03, 2005

Aiding the intelligence analyst

"Aiding the Intelligence Analyst in Situations of Data Overload: from problem definition to design concept exploration" -- Emily S. Patterson, David D. Woods -- Cog Sys Eng Lab, Ohio State, Emilie M. Roth, Roth Cognitive Engineering, etc (affiliated with AFRC, and Wright-Patterson AFB).

One of the best documents on massive data, including designing for massive TEXTUAL data. Includes the fabulous quote, "The baby is assailed by eye, ear, nose, skin and entrails at once, feels it all as one great blooming, buzzing confusion," (James, 1890, I 488). Compares us to the baby in the great "explosion of available data" and the limits of current technology and display methods.

edward tufte

list of schools. will blog more on this later from email from Marc Rettig.

bad graphs

a very simplistic review of bad graphs. not even massive data -- using 3-d for no good reason, obscuring the data with "dazzle." I'm not sure who Stephen Few is, but I'm going to look into his book.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

more than "i'm the expert, that's why"

from boxes and arrows -- an article on how to decode and work through common design issues (especially with internal customer). "I'm the user and I missed it; can't we make the link red?"