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LUII: Library User Interface Issues

Library User Interface Issues is a new list aimed at librarians, user experience strategists, and other professionals to discuss usability issues with regard to "online subscription resources in the library environment." Launched by Liz Linton, Electronic Resources Librarian at Sweet Briar College, the goal of LUII is to improve the usability of existing and future services. List information and a...
The Open Interface: Beyond Keyboards and Mice

The Stanford Archimedes Project researches and develops tools that improve accessibility to information technology. This article, printed in a journal of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, describes much of the project's current work. One of the breakthrough devices from Archimedes is the Total Access System (TAS), which provides "access to computers and other electronic...
Drawing with the Hand in Free Space

Leonardo, a journal that focuses on applications of science and technology in art, included this paper in its second-to-last issue of 2002. The author discusses a fascinating method of creating three dimensional shapes in a semi-immersive virtual environment. Developed at Caltech, the technique tracks the motion of a user's hand, which is fitted with a special type of glove. With the help of an...
The Human Interface Technology Laboratory

The Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ) is hosted at the University of Canterbury. In partnership with HIT Lab US, based at the University of Washington and industry, the group conducts human-computer interface research and develops technology that can be utilized in areas such as education, medicine, scientific visualization, telecommunications and entertainment. The...

Having trouble keeping your desktop clean? Try Fences. CBS Money Watch called the desktop organization software "utterly transformational," and it's been featured everywhere from Oprah Magazine to lifehacker. The tool allows users to organize clutter by creating shaded areas, showing and hiding icons, and moving between pages. This software is available for Windows 7 or newer.