2004 - September
Interfaces for staying in the flow
by Benjamin B. Bederson
September 2004Psychologists have studied "optimal human experience" for many years, often called "being in the flow". Through years of study, the basic characteristics of flow have been identified. This paper reviews the literature, and interprets the characteristics of flow within the context of interface design with the goal of understanding what kinds of interfaces are most conducive to supporting users being in the flow. Several examples to demonstrate the connection to flow are given.
Review of "Community in the digital age" by Andrew Feenberg and Darin Barney, Rowman & Littlefield publishers (August 15, 2004)
by Arun Kumar Tripathi
An Interview with Ramesh Jain: Refining the search engine
Interviewed by Ubiquity staff
September 2004The vast amount of information on the internet is growing every day -- it's enough to gag a google search. ...
Ergonomic soft mouse and armrest mouse pad
by Bhaskar Gupta
September 2004In this paper, it is shown that a teddy bear skin spongy mouse is a better option than a conventional plastic mouse design and that a portable arm rest mouse ...
An alternative proposal for privatization of Pakistan Telecommunication Co
by Muhammad Abd al-Hameed
September 2004How the Government can start receiving immediate cash proceeds from the privatization of its telecommunication monopoly without waiting for a foreign strategic buyer ...
Review of "The mobile connection: The cell phone's impact on society" by Rich Ling, (The Morgan Kaufmann series in interactive technologies), Morgan Kaufman publishers, an imprint of Elsevier, San Francisco
by John Stuckey
Reflecting on the profession: who is the IT professional?
by Su-Ting Yong
September 2004Sure, they can fix a computer or write a software program, but today's IT pros must be well schooled in more than the technology basics. ...