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View Resource Internetworking

The Internet Technical Group, "a community for professionals from industry, academia and government organizations who share a common interest in Internet technologies and related behavioral phenomena," provides this new irregularly issued publication that concentrates on web usability, among other areas. The first issue contains articles on user-centered web design, the Log Annotation Device (LAD)...
View Resource University of Maryland, Human-Computer Interaction Lab

"From the Internet to robotics, technology is changing the way people live and learn. As new technologies become ever more critical to people's lives, it is important to design them to support people in their roles as learners, explorers, and workers." The Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) at the University of Maryland is an interdisciplinary lab comprised of faculty and students from...
View Resource 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...
View Resource Project Aura: Toward Distraction-Free Pervasive Computing

In the April-June 2002 special issue of the IEEE Pervasive Computing journal, a team from Carnegie Mellon University contributed with a discussion of their Project Aura. The project's goal is to increase computing efficiency, particularly in wireless environments, so that "distractions such as poor performance and failures" are minimized. With greater system reliability and fewer distractions,...
View Resource 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...
View Resource 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...