Friday, June 08, 2007

Stu Card and Don Norman

The Franklin Institute posted two brief, layman-level videos of recent HCI award winners.
Stuart Card
from Xerox PARC for human-computer interface achievements
Donald Norman for user-centered design.

both videos are easy to understand and interesting, and short. The Franklin Institute has been around for a while, and describes the awards as:

For 182 years, The Franklin Institute has honored the greatest men and women of science, engineering, and technology. The Franklin Institute Awards are among the oldest and most prestigious comprehensive science awards in the world.

You can also listen to an audio podcast about human-computer interaction, and about how the committee chose Stu Card for the award. They even talk about Fitts Law!