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Englebart’s Demo

See the “mother of all demos” online. This was the public debut of the computer mouse. But the mouse was only one of many innovations demonstrated that day, including hypertext, object addressing and dynamic file linking, as well as shared-screen collaboration involving two persons at different sites communicating over a network with audio and video [...]

Literary Devices

Salon is featuring a short story by Richard Powers that’s worth reading. It’s called Literary Devices. If you like it, you might want to check out Gattaca 2.2 and Plowing the Dark as well. He’s a fine writer. Happy Thanksgiving to those reading from the U.S. Pittsburgh is quiet and snowy, and there’s a slowly [...]

Doors Closed, Open

Matt Jones posted his notes from the Doors of Perception conference. They are rich. Next year. Must go. Must. Also, catch his post about “social software and shipbuilding”. Oh, to be a social shipbuilder right now – what a wonderful area of research and work. Locally, I’m currently discovering the deep, resonating joy that comes [...]

From Research to Personas

Kim Goodwin from Cooper has a nice short article that gives some insight on analyzing data gathered from ethnographic inquiry in order to produce more valuable personas.

Update

Sorry things have been a bit sporadic around here. My life has become a jumbled mix of philosophy of design (lots of rhetoric, with side dishes of grammar, dialectic, and poetic for good fun), Scrabble as an information space, interactive parking meters, haptic scheduling devices, spatialized audio-only interfaces, the pleasures of learning multiple applications and [...]

Asilomar

Congrats to all the crew for launching The Asilomar Institute for Information Architecture.