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interface design sci-fi

I guess I just can’t turn off my inner geek, but one of my favorite things to look for in science fiction is how can we imagine that user interfaces might work in radically different contexts? I thought this short film was a great example of that, and they’ve got some really interesting ideas for [...]

UVa Blacklight – faceted browsing and prospect

If you were at code4libcon you’ve already seen Erik Hatcher’s initial foray into the world of indexing library catalog data with solr. I am pleased to announce that the unofficial UVa team we’ve assembled has come even further with that effort, and for the next couple of weeks we are demonstrating Blacklight, UVa’s solr based [...]

Affordance theory: a framework for graduate students’ information behavior

My first article is finally out in print. This is the write-up of my MLIS research project (not technically a thesis, but long and involved enough that it could have been).
http://emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=1589320
It is amazing to me to see it in this finished state.

Title: Affordance theory: a framework for graduate students’ information behavior
Author(s): Elizabeth (Bess) [...]

Milk crate affordance

Used record shopping – milk crates

Originally uploaded by bsadler.

As we all know, Christmas is nothing without the traditional Christmas used record shopping. This year the annual Christmas record prowl happened in Kingston, Ontario, where Matt and I spent quite a bit of time in this little jewel of a shop on Princess Street. It was [...]