The PVRBlog Interview: Ten Questions with TiVo’s D…

December 12th, 2004

The PVRBlog Interview: Ten Questions with TiVo's Director of User Experience, Margret Schmidt | PVRblog:

"Margret was kind enough to answer ten questions about how TiVo's UI was originally developed, how new features are added, and how the sound UI came to be, among others.

BBC NEWS | Magazine | How your face could open doo…

November 28th, 2004

BBC NEWS | Magazine | How your face could open doors:

"As companies become more security conscious, the process of having our faces scanned is set to become more commonplace. And new technology which can produce this in a more accurate 3D form could accelerate this trend.

TheFeature :: The Eyes Have It

October 28th, 2004

TheFeature :: The Eyes Have It:

"On first glance, the virtual retinal display (VRD) developed at the University of Washington's Human Interface Technology Laboratory resembles a traditional heads-up display, a tiny monitor mounted just inches from your eyeball.

PhysOrg: SCOPO | Wearable LCD Display

October 16th, 2004

PhysOrg: SCOPO } Wearable LCD Display: "Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, one of the world leaders in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment, is going to introduce next year a headset with a small liquid-crystal display (LCD) screen.

The Need for Web Design Standards | Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox

October 11th, 2004

The Need for Web Design Standards (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox): "Interestingly, despite investigating two different subfields of Web design, the two studies came up with almost identical numbers. I'm thus only reporting the average of the two sets of numbers here.

Gain insights into Web-viewing patterns

October 11th, 2004

Gain insights into Web-viewing patterns:

And the study says...

"Most of the results of the Eyetrack study reinforce conventional wisdom about the viewing patterns of Web site visitors, but with some interesting twists.

For example, the study confirms that visitors start in the upper-left quadrant of a typical page and then proceed to the right and down.

Scotsman.com News | Everyone loves a pretty face

September 11th, 2004

Scotsman.com News - Top Stories - Everyone loves a pretty face: "Scientific tests with new-born babies have revealed that they have an instinctive fascination for men and women who look like Hollywood film stars - and an in-built prejudice against more 'ordinary'-looking adults.

Wired News | The War Room: “For decades, the enter…

August 21st, 2004

Wired News | The War Room: "For decades, the entertainment industry and the military were advancing the science of simulation on widely divergent tracks. The Pentagon focused on developing high-end proprietary systems like the Close Combat Tactical Trainer - a networked tank simulator that costs about 241 million - while game developers loaded 2449 first-person shooters with enough pixelated firepower to convey the dynamics of skeletal trauma and the physics of explosions in ever-closer-to-real time.