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VOLUME IX.1 January 2002

  • Editorial
    • Editorial

      Steven Pemberton

      Happy new year! Maybe I’ll be the first to tell you: 2002 is the 20th anniversary of the watershed Gaithersburg conference on Human Factors in 1982 that led to the founding in the same year of SIGCHI, the Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction. Since then about 13 cycles…

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  • What's happening
    • Certifying usability (professionals)

      Marisa Campbell

      Donald L. Day, Intuit with the assistance of Nigel Bevan, Serco Usability Services A group of usability professionals from industry, academia, and government has formed a working group to decide whether usability certification is viable, and if so to determine the criteria for certification, the certification process, and the scope…

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  • Business
    • Uncovering the new wireless interaction paradigm

      Heiko Sacher, Gareth Loudon

      So far the focus of the wireless industry has been on developing the technology itself for next generation networks such as UMTS or W-CDMA—commonly referred to as the 3rd Generation Wireless Technologies (3G). The 3rd Generation wireless networks are more than an increment of previous generations: While the step from…

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  • Whiteboard
    • Question and answer

      Joshua Seiden

      Design is Simple The essence of the designer’s process is simple: first you figure out the problem, then you figure out the solution. As simple as this is to state, it’s correspondingly difficult to execute. The vexing part is not what you might expect—figuring out the right problem. There are…

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  • Design
    • Designing the PDA of the future

      Aaron Marcus, Eugene Chen

      Introduction In the summer of 2000, the User-Interface Research and Development department of Samsung Electronics Corporation approached AM+A to develop conceptual user-interface designs for future wireless information devices (WIDs) evolving from cell phones and targeted for the year 2002. This project involved market research, user observation, brainstorming, scenario development, and…

    • Conceptual models

      Jeff Johnson, Austin Henderson

      For many designers, especially those new to user-interface design, the next step is to sketch the control panels and dialog boxes of their product or the pages of their Web service. Such initial sketches are usually high-level and low-fidelity—showing only gross layout and organization. If you begin your design phase…

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  • Book preview
    • Book preview

      Marisa Campbell

      The Intelligent Wireless Web H. Peter Alesso and Craig F. Smith Addison-Wesley Professional, 2002 ISBN 1201750449 $39.99 "If you buy one book on the intelligent Internet, this should be it."—Minerva Tantoco-Hobbs, Director of Advanced Technology & Media Lab, Answerthink "This book runs guns to the revolutionaries, detailing all the technologies,…

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  • Reflections
    • Electric IP

      Steven Pemberton

      I was reading an article recently in a European newspaper about experiments by some European electricity providers (Power Utilities) to provide broadband internet connections over the powerlines to your house. The article discussed companies’ existing advantage—wires extending into everyone’s homes—and what this might mean for existing telecom providers, whether they…

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  • Conference preview
    • CHI 2002

      Marisa Campbell

      CHI 2002 Changing the World, Changing Ourselves Minneapolis, MN, USA April 20-25, 2002 The annual CHI conference is the leading international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about human-computer interaction (HCI). Diverse members of the global HCI community meet at the CHI conference to share the excitement of…

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