Reaching Into a Webpage

Ever want to point someone not just to the top of a web article, but to a particularly good quote – or even several? I’ve done a lot of thinking…

Software Needs to Focus

When you use a mouse or touch as input you automatically bring focus to everything you do. You’re literally pointing at what you want to do. And if the cursor…

Making History More Accessible…
and Sometimes Stunningly Informative (part 3)

Here’s another quote playlist from the Putin Files that resonates with what’s going on today. The Putin Files are the interactive source interviews from the PBS FRONTLINE documentary Putin’s Revenge,…

Incremental Progress

For many years now, every new rev of speech recognition software has heralded increased accuracy rates: 15 percent more accurate or even 20 percent more accurate. But when accuracy is…

Inclusive Design

This is something everyone should read: Inclusive Design Principles. It’s a set of design principles for the web and software. The principles are simple, well worded, and ensure that websites…

Annotating the Web

I had a great time at the I Annotate 2018 conference last week. Here are slides and notes from my talk: The InSite System: Enabling Transparency with Searchable, Shareable Interactive…

The Interview Report

The Interview: A Report is up in the Our Research section of Duke Universities Rutherfurd Living History site. The report details the interviews we did with journalists and the logic…

Making History More Accessible…
and Sometimes Stunningly Informative, (part 2)

In part 1, I dug through the interactive transcripts in the Rutherfurd Living History archive for quotes from as long as 37 years ago that resonate today. It’s also informative…

Making History More Accessible…
and Sometimes Stunningly Informative (part 1)

One aim of interactive transcripts is to make history more accessible, and thus more informative. An oral history collection is a snapshot of a given person at a certain point…

Speech Input: Back to the Future

Heads up, speech developers. Here’s a list of five key things speech input users need in order to help you. In the early days of desktop speech input, users had…