Showing posts with label User Experience. Show all posts
Showing posts with label User Experience. Show all posts

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Steve Jobs Introducing the First Mac

This video of Steve Jobs introducing the first Mac 25 years ago makes a good addition to my blog post yesterday about the history of Mac and the Internet. One of the lines from the video that gave me a good laugh was "never trust a computer you can't lift." As you watch the demo you'll notice that although much has changed in the last 25 years, some user interface design elements remain.



Thanks to TechCrunch for the video link.

Applications for Education
As I mentioned above, one of the observations I made was that while the technology has changed, some user interface design elements from 25 years ago remain. If you're a computer science teacher, a good conversation that this video could start in your classroom could revolved around the question, "why do some of the user interface design elements remain similar to those of 25 years ago?"

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tekzilla's Top Ten Computing Tips of 2008

Tekzilla is a short daily show that features tips, tricks, and shortcuts for improving your computer's performance and improving your Internet user experience. Today's episode highlights the ten most popular tips of 2008.


Applications for Education
Tekzilla is a good show for those that teach computer applications classes. Due to the tone of some of advertising that occasionally appears on the show, I can't recommend it as something to have students watch, but it is a good show for your own professional learning.