Type Mismatch
Kevin Cheng  

OK/Cancel at UI9

October 8th, 2004 by Kevin Cheng :: Comment »

Tom and I are at UI9 in Boston this week. We’ll let you know how things are when we get back. If you’re in the area, do drop us a line and we’ll see if we can do a meet up or something. Don’t worry, we’re not laxing on the discussions just because we’re seeing LL Spool J and the Adaptive Path Voltron. Our weekly discussion post is forthcoming. I just wanted you to have your comic fix before you ended your week!

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Kevin Cheng  

Type Mismatch: HCI and Programmer Communication Barriers

October 9th, 2004 by Kevin Cheng :: 7 Comments

A friend of mine once answered, when asked why he joined an MSc program in HCI, “I studied computer science in my undergraduate and I want to become bilingual.” The term is interesting because it implies the two roles speak different languages. If that is indeed the case, how can any communication occur? In software, these teams must work closely together. Overcoming communication barriers is not only about understanding each other but also, perhaps more importantly, avoiding misunderstanding each other.

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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) ?