March 2006 Entries

In-flight entertainment systems – Part 2b (User interface paradigms)

To save clogging up the main geekwithblogs.net home page, here's a link to Part 2b of my review on in flight entertainment systems, http://geekswithblogs.net/t... In this post I discuss the user interface for the Virgin Atlantic system. (Part 2a, discussin the Air New Zealand user interface can be found here http://geekswithblogs.net/t... (Part 1, discussing the handsets is can be found here http://geekswithblogs.net/t... ......

In-flight entertainment systems – Part 2b (User interface paradigms)

Introduction In part 1 of user interfaces, I described the Air New Zealand in flight system using a browser based concept using cursor keys to move an on screen selector; a yellow rectangle. In part 2 we move on to the Virgin Atlantic system, which is more similar to DVD menu navigation or Flash based applications. Virgin Atlantic (v:port) To be fair to Air New Zealand, Virgin Atlantic also made an announcement to passengers at the start of the flight regarding the entertainment system. However, ......

UK DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper 3 - 3rd June 2006

Well I've submitted my suggested session, 'How to start your own Software Development company for £5000'. See it in all it's glory with other proposed topics in the agenda section of the DDD3 site, http://www.developerday.co.uk. So get voting - remember, if you vote for my session, you're voting for no powerpoint and you get to contribute what you would put on a checklist for starting your software development company. What do you think you need to start a UK software development company? Can ......

In-flight entertainment systems – Part 2a (User interface paradigms)

To save clogging up the main geekwithblogs.net home page, here's a link to Part 2a of my review on in flight entertainment systems, http://geekswithblogs.net/t... In this post I discuss the user interface for the Air New Zealand system. (Part 1, discussing the handsets is can be found here http://geekswithblogs.net/t... ......

In-flight entertainment systems – Part 2a (User interface paradigms)

Introduction In part 1 of this review (http://geekswithblogs.net/... I provided an introduction to the handsets used by Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic systems. In this part we cover how the features offered by those handsets are utilised to provide the user interface. This has been split into two separate posts due to the amount of content involved; here we cover the Air New Zealand system. The simplest means of describing the two differing approaches to designing ......

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper Day 3

OK, a bit late with the plug for the DDD3 on 3rd June 2006, but as I was on holiday when the date was announced, and the registration hasn't opened yet I don't feel too guilty. Find out more at http://www.developerday.co.uk. If it's as good as the previous events it'll be well organised, cover a broad range of subjects and have a lively atmosphere making it a great day out. I haven't yet decided whether I'll be presenting another session, possibly time to give other's a chance. Being a developer ......