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Kevin Cheng  

Connect

April 30th, 2004 by Kevin Cheng :: 7 Comments

The theme of CHI 2004 was “Connect”. Unfortunately, we found many attendees had problems doing just that at the conference. Whether it was trying to find tape and paper to leave a message on the board, connecting to the rather unreliable wireless network or getting your powerpoint to show up on the projector in the opening plenary, “Connect”ing proved difficult at times.

Having said that, I think CHI 2004 was a resounding success. Keeping a group of HCI (or CHI) professionals happy is almost a no-win situation. SOMEthing is bound to be deemed unusable. The signage is bad! The program is hard to navigate! The digital proceedings are inaccessible! The croissants aren’t usable because it makes my fingers dirty!

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Apple Store Experience : A report on Ron Johnson, Sr VP of Apple's keynote about the philosophy behind the Apple retail stores that have brought them to $1bn in annual revenue in record time. Interesting ideas include "life experience" over just the shopping experience and the organization of the stores. - Comment »
LL Spool J - InfoDesign Interview : 'When someone sent me that link, I was quite taken by surprise to see myself as a comic strip character. I never imagined that would ever happen. I thought it was great. I now wear far more bling bling around the office.' - Comment »
Kevin Cheng  

Using Games in HCI

May 3rd, 2004 by Kevin Cheng :: 1 Comment

CHI 2004 had a few panels focused on videogames. Of these, a couple of ideas were particularly innovative and really point to how games are leading the way in the field of HCI: Uncle Roy All Around You and The ESP Game.

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Laser Vision : Projecting data display right onto your eye. - Comment »
Newsmap : Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. - Comment »
Tom Chi  

CHI 2004 highlights

May 6th, 2004 by Tom Chi :: Comment »

CHI was awesome. I’ve finally recovered from jet lag, so it’s time to post. KC and I saw many things worth writing about, several of which we will handle in detailed articles later. For now here a quick rundown (in no particular order) of some interesting things I saw there:

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