Randy Tsang – IA / UX Design Musings

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3-D printing on the cheap

Well, not exactly cheap, but cheaper. Following on from my posts about the “Digitisation of Manufacturing,” HP have announced a consumer level 3-D printer. More can be read in this article from Wired. You can see one in action here.

Presenting results of user testing: Polar Plots

A friend of mine recently put me onto an article entitled “Usability in space science instrumentation” written by Alec McCalden that was recently published in Astronomy & Geophysics journal (his full paper can be read here, see page 189 for the section on displaying results). In it, McCalden applies a lot of what we know about [...]

Achieving Telepathy: Mind To Mind Communication

Can the advancement of technology allow humans to communicate directly between each other’s brains? What implications will this have on humans’ ability to communicate with each other and with computers? Back when I was a child, one of my favourite books to read was The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. This book is the story of a small [...]

Openness in academic research

Can a researcher maintain a public blog or wiki related to their research or does it leave them vulnerable to ideas theft? An interesting issue was raised today during one of my induction lectures about the possible dangers of disclosing too much information about your own research to other academics. When discussing your idea or [...]