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Introducing Microsoft PixelSense, or the Table Formerly Known as Surface

Microsoft's announcement this week of a new tablet named "Surface" has led to their renaming of the Surface Table to "PixelSense". This rather odd move on their part will undoubtedly lead to confusion for months or even years to come. For the time being, we will refer to the tables in Cabot, Lamont and Wolbach as “Surface/PixelSense Tables”. … Read more about Introducing Microsoft PixelSense, or the Table Formerly Known as Surface

Usability Testing Completed at Cabot Library

A total of 29 user usability tests were just completed on the Cabot Library surface table under the direction of Dr. Rong Tang, Director of the Simmons GSLIS Usability Lab.  Congratulations to Mike Corbett, Xin He and Lindsey Danis for a job well done. Special thanks to Michael Leach for managing to organize the student particpants on such short notice. The sessions included 24 undergraduate and 5 nonundergraduate and focused primarily on the Library Explorer application. Members of the Harvard Library UX will be meeting with Rong to review options for data analysis… Read more about Usability Testing Completed at Cabot Library

Library Explorer Software Available on CodePlex

Thanks again to our colleagues at Brown, especially Alex and Maxwell, the Library Explorer software is now available for download at http://lads.codeplex.com/releases/view/86164. The source is available as well to those that are adventurous. If you plan to use the software, please let us know!

One special note, I'd like to thank an unsung hero in this project, Susan Berstler. She has put a great deal of energy into the project and deserves a great deal of credit… Read more about Library Explorer Software Available on CodePlex

More from Dr Dave's Blog about NUIverse

Here's Dr Dave's story about the origins of the name NUIverse:  "One of my colleagues came up with the name 'NUIverse', and since a major motivation behind creating this app was the opportunity to explore the use of Natural User Interface (NUI), and the name is a nice play on the spelling of 'Universe' the name has stuck".  Check out Dave's blog at: http://drdave.co.uk/blog

Usability testing begins

We have a wonderful team from Simmons helping us with conducting usability tests of the SUR40 and Library Explorer. This weekend was a mad rush to ensure that everything was in order before interviewing over 30 student participants. The interviews occur within the Cabot Library space, which has gotten the attention of many students so far.

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