Killer App
Tom Chi  

Killer App

August 13th, 2004 by Tom Chi :: 12 Comments

The bad boys of software are bad for different reasons. But whether its intermittent crashes which promote data paranoia, maddening mazes of dialogs or addictive (habit-forming?) gameplay, they all share the ability to dramatically change our lives for the bad.

Back in 2002, a Korean man died from playing games 86 hours straight. Software has also allowed many to withdraw from regular life. Certainly the software designers did not intend for this type of outcome, but whose responsibility should it be to plan against the larger negative social effects of software?

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Tom Chi  

Comic Commenting

August 15th, 2004 by Tom Chi :: 4 Comments

So I finally pulled together some free cycles to code and the result is the spiffy new button bar featuring: Comic Commenting! Now you can leave comments directly on a comic — just click that bottom left button:

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Since this and the button bar are new, there probably will be bugs… afterall I didn’t test Opera, Safari or Lynx(!) So if you run into problems feel free to contact Kevin with bug reports. Excellent.

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Real Ultimate HCI : Um. The purpose of the HCI student is to flip out and design user interfaces. - Comment »
Infodesign Insanity : This menu is 11 pages long. Note p4 "Party of Five" - Comment »
Kevin Cheng  

LL Spool J and the Quest for UI9, Episode II

August 16th, 2004 by Kevin Cheng :: 5 Comments

LL Spool J and the Quest for UI9, Episode II is now up featuring many guest appearances including Howard Gardner, Eric Meyer, Molly Holzschlag, Ginny Redish, Kate Gomoll and Ellen Story. Go check it out!

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TouchGraph GoogleBrowser : Graphical representation of Google related links. - Comment »
Dilbert Covers Emotional Design : Check out this and the next few. - Comment »

OK/Cancel is a comic strip collaboration co-written and co-illustrated by Kevin Cheng and Tom Chi. Our subject matter focuses on interfaces, good and bad and the people behind the industry of building interfaces - usability specialists, interaction designers, human-computer interaction (HCI) experts, industrial designers, etc. (Who Links Here) ?