Monat: Januar 2009
Ranking Conferences and Journals – A Down-Under perspective
As many of us I am skeptical of rankings (as long as I was not involved in making them 😉 Nevertheless sometimes they are interesting and helpful in assessing where to publish or what better not to read…
Technology Review with a Focus on User Interfaces
Why can I not rotate my windows on my Vista Desktop?
Desktop Video Conference – Setup time 5 Seconds
Earlier I had a tele-conference with Christian Becker and Gregor Schiele (we still try to write a book 😉 and I tryed MeBeam.com for the video. And to my great suprise it work instandly and well and the conference setup took about 5 seconds – open website, chose a name for the conference, distribute the link over skype. And as one can see video adds another quality to the conversation 🙂
Rating your professor, teacher, doctor, or fellow students?
This morning I was coming back from Munich* on the train I got a phone call from a journalist from Radio Essen (http://www.102.2radioessen.de/). As their studio is very close to the railways station in Essen I went there spontaneously before going back to University.
* travelling from Munich (leaving at 22:30) and arriving in Essen in the morning (or Darmstadt) works fairly well and if you stay in a hotel in Stuttgart 😉 – it is surprisingly a real alternative to a night train or an early morning flight…
No 3 ;-) Paul defends his PhD – Congratulations!
Paul Holleis defended today his PhD thesis on „Integrating Usability Models into Pervasive Application Development“ in Munich – My No.3. He worked together with Matthias on the DFG project “Embedded Interaction”. Paul is now with Docomo Eurolabs in Munich.