Some end users miss the ‘saved’ notification as it’s in the top right corner of the screen. We’ve even moved it to the centre of the screen for one client. Shyam shows how you can alter the length of time that the notification is displayed.
There’s some cool research underway using eye tracking to compare how an experienced programmer looks at code compared to a novice. Instead of getting interviewees to write code, could Technical interviews of the future ask you to just look at it?
Steve Boese has posted a presentation on his blog with the top 100 trends to watch out for this year. You can flick through it quite quickly, but there are some real gems in there. Steve lists a few he likes, but we particularly like LaunchKey (number 70).
The team looking after Watson – IBM’s famous artificial intelligence supercomputer – decided to upload the Urban Dictionary to its memory to help it better understand human communication. The only problem is Watson then started using the words itself, including swearing … so they had to remove it again.
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