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Software Design and Usability

I recently read Software Design and Usability (2000) by Klaus Kaasgaard. It is basically a light read and consists of six interviews with the following distinguished software design and usability people: Bonnie Nardi – The Professional Stranger Jakob Nielson – … Continue reading

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The Humane Interface

I have finally read the much talked about book The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems by Jeff Raskin, 2000. I found it a great read 10 years on from when it was published. Many of the principles … Continue reading

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Designing Gestural Interfaces

Part of my research is looking at the new paradigm of natural user interfaces, in particular multi-touch table user interfaces for software visualization. Dan Saffer wrote an introductory book about Designing Gestural Interfaces which gives a good overview of this … Continue reading

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Bursts – the hidden pattern behind everything we do

I read a book called “Bursts – the hidden pattern behind everything we do” by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi known for the scale-free network concept and power laws. I thought it could be related to software visualization, but it is not quite. … Continue reading

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