March 2006

4 posts


NStatic Social Interface

In order to make NStatic easier for novice users, I added a proven help concept that has previously shipped in the world’s most popular applications and operating system. Above is Clippy, who is always willing to lend a helping hand, whenever he thinks the user is encountering difficulties. Clippy is
Read more » Mar 31, 2006, 8:24PM


Spec# is an experimental specifications-base version of the C# programming language designed by Microsoft Research. Previous languages like Eiffel included specifications, which were converted to run-time checks. Spec# includes an automatic program verifier called Boogie that checks specifications statically. NStatic is similar to Spec# cum Boogie in its capabilities; I do not know
Read more » Mar 31, 2006, 5:41PM

Inductive UI

I am a fan of Inductive User Interfaces, which I have written about in the past. Inductive UIs become more prominent in Windows Vista, but already ubiquitous in various application categories such as utilities (anti-virus, anti-spyware) and tax software. Some may think of Inductive UI as a dumbed-down wizard-based interface. Others
Read more » Mar 29, 2006, 9:54AM

The Microsoft Touch

Microsoft is often noted for its marketing genius, but the following set of amusing videos and articles illustrates that the company’s ultra-rationalist approach often fails the fuzzier side of its marketing efforts like advertising and branding. This video demonstrates differences between Microsoft and Apple branding. Microsoft Watch comments on the Microsoft
Read more » Mar 1, 2006, 4:50PM





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