Tag Archives: human-computer interaction

The Lumiere project: The origins and science behind Microsoft’s Office Assistant

I think by now just about everyone has heard about the most annoying feature to have been included in a commercial piece of software. I am talking, of course, about Clippy, the Microsoft Office Assistant that many loved to hate. Clippy was first included in the 1997 release of the Office suite and continued to… Read More »

Siftables: From wireless sensor networks to tangible user interfaces

Interacting with a computer using a keyboard and mouse is really starting to get old. I recently purchased a Tablet netbook and I have found the touch screen interface a pleasure to use over using the mouse; coupled with Vista’s excellent handwriting recognition, the tablet has become my number one machine for use daily. But… Read More »