Category Archives: Dear Software Maker

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…

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…

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…

The Cost of Interruption

Most folks I know have complained about an autocorrect error at some point. There’s all kinds of potential for havoc when your smart phone transforms something you typed – perhaps…

Apple’s Next Move

I’ve been waiting for Apple’s next move in improving dictation in iOS for some time now. The speech recognition engine built into the Apple Mac and iOS operating systems work…