As we near the mid-point of The Computer’s 7th decade, we tip our collective hats to the past, lend our sense-making equipment to the present, and train our eyes on the future. Many of us have been around long enough to observe the transformation from BC (before computers) to AD (after digital). We have seen […]
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There is a common philosophy that says if you collect more data, you can distill it into more information, and that will result in greater knowledge, culminating in greater wisdom.
Imagine hearing an MS Word user say “Creating a form letter was easy, but it wasn’t very fun,” or an Excel user say “I completed the pivot tables, but it just wasn’t challenging enough!” Maximizing the fun and making a software product appropriately challenging are not issues most user researchers have to worry about, but […]
Date: September 7, 2005 Speaker: Lisa Mason, — Microsoft Consumers don’t want to be tied to the room where their PC lives. Windows Media Center Extender technologies provide access to video, photos and music on from any room in the home. Human Factors manager Lisa Mason describes the special challenges and usability testing adaptations needed to create a […]