Tuesday, November 6, 2007

They're not "short adults"

Great post on introducing kids to programming that reminds us to not treat kids like "short adults" and gives a great set of suggestions of ways to introduce a kid, from html to scratch to RUR-PLE. I love that Ned starts by talking about finding out what the kid is interested in. Too many folks forget this part when trying to introduce a new person to programming - wiift (what's in it for them).

Saturday, November 3, 2007


So I'm working on this project for my HCI class.
Every time I turn around I'm more convinced that the best HCI choice we can make is to throw this free fone we got into the wall, repeatedly.

No - I won't mention the specific phone brand or model. I'll just say it makes me really glad to have an iPhone (as if I wasn't already...)

I do want to add that I'm *really* glad to have a brilliant husband for support when the API sucks mouldy rocks...