Category: human-computer interaction

Includification: Designing accessible games

Nice resource on actionable game accessibility: Includification


Challenges and Risks of Pervasive Computing

Interesting introductory article in a IEEE Computing Now special issue on Privacy Challenges for Pervasive Computing: ARTICLE
This is something we should account for when designing such systems.

Conferences on Pervasive Displays and Advanced Visual Interfaces

Just came back from presenting two papers in two very interesting conferences:
The 3rd International Symposium on Pervasive Display 2014 in Copenhagen and the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Displays 2014 in Como.
In both conferences Post-WIMP interfaces were rocking.

My papers were:
1-“What’s in it for me: Exploring the Real-World Value Proposition of Pervasive Displays”
Simo Hosio, Jorge Goncalves, Hannu Kukka, Alan Chamberlain and Alessio Malizia
2-“Visual Engagement: Designing Projected Touch-surfaces for Community Use in a Rural Context”
Alan Chamberlain (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom); Alessio Malizia (Brunel University, United Kingdom); Alan Dix (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Stay tuned for more info and feel free to contact me if interested in a copy of the papers or infos on such events.

Can academics still make a difference in CS Research compared to Companies Research labs?

It seems the chicken and egg problem: given the incredible amount of resources companies like Google, Microsoft, or Facebook invest in Computer Science does the research CS faculties do actually make a difference? What if universities hadn’t launched some of these companies, would the same innovations have emerged at such companies? Find out more in this interesting article written by David Karger and appeared on the Haystack blog of MIT CSAIL group [ARTICLE]

Somehow part of the discussion is in line with an article me and Kai Olsen wrote on new tools and new ways of disseminating software:  Alessio Malizia, Kai A. Olsen, “Has Everything Been Invented? On Software Development and the Future of Apps,” Computer, vol. 44, no. 9, pp. 112, 110-111, Sept., 2011


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