Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Upcoming Research Talks at Indiana University, School of Informatics (IUPUI)

Research talks featuring Vince Cross, Luis Mateus Rocha, Leslie Sharpe, Gert-Jan de Vreede, Micki McGee and Luca Botturi.
Details >>>>

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2009 - just published!

Highlights from this year's report, who outlines current and future trends in new media design and technologies for teaching and learning:

- Mobile
- Cloud Computing
- Personal Web
- Smart Objects
... and more
Download Full PDF Report on New Media Consortium Website >>>

Thursday, January 15, 2009

When Usability Makes 300 Million $ difference. An article by Jared Spool - worth reading!

This article by Jared Spool is an interesting story about the importance of good usability and its potential impact on the bottom line of a business.

The $300 Million Button
By Jared M. Spool

Originally published: Jan 14, 2009

>>>> Read the full article on

Monday, January 12, 2009

Usability Analysis Could Bring Benefits to Bioinformatics Portals and Research - my interview just published

I released an interview to Genomeweb, just published on Bioinform online newsletter, on how "Usability Analysis Could Bring Benefits to Bioinformatics Portals and Research": >>>>

Usability should be engineered into the development process of web-based bioinformatics resources, particularly because databases and applications don’t grow in linear patterns, according to a team of researchers from the UK, the US, Switzerland, and Italy. READ THE STORY >>>>.

After the publication of my usability article on Bioinformatics, I was kindly contacted by Vivienne Marx from Genomeweb to illustrate some key findings of the work and the implications for bioinformatics researchers.