This paper outlines my professional background and interests in the 'user-experience' field. I summarise my current relevant responsibilities related to my employment as a specialist in 'user experience' design and my SIGCHI activities. I also summarise some observations on the emergence of 'user experience' as a focus for the professional practice of… (More)
INTRODUCTION This paper outlines who we are, our perspective on usability, some of the challenges that face us, and gives insight into some of our project work.
Due to the rapid development of information and multimedia technology, the information and services available within a Public Library are changing. This design project, executed by Philips Corporate Design in cooperation with the Public Library of Eindhoven, approached the library not as a digital catalogue but as the center of a community, a place to… (More)
Each year, the Development Consortium sets out to look at the issues and directions that the HCI community and SIGCHI should develop in the coming years. For CHI 2000 the theme is "Beyond the Desktop"; the extraordinary growth of computer based devices and services world-wide that are becoming embedded in the way we live:• telecommunications and… (More)
British Rail track maintenance staff currently use a portable warning device to provide audible warning of approaching trains. The audible signal comprises a train warning signal, which is continuous and the same signal broken into a series of discrete 'bleeps' to signify that it is safe to work. If the audible signal ceases entirely when bleeping then men… (More)
Ten audible warning signals, selected by the Police Scientific Development branch as alternatives to the current signal, were evaluated in the laboratory in comparison with the conventional signal as to their 'attention getting' effect. Forty-two subjects were required to detect signals of rising intensity against a background of in-car noise whilst also… (More)