human computer interaction; the research, study, planning, and design of the interaction between people and computers.

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How to force hcitool scan

I'm using hcitool to discover BT devices. hcitool scan I works great but when it succeeds, the successive invocations will return the contents of the discovery cache and return immediately. I need ...
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What ways to disable distracting animations on web sites?

When you're trying to access some information on the web, but the site has some glossy feature (Animated GIFs, Flash, etc. e.g.) that distracts from just concentrating on it's content, e.g. ...
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Close [X] vs Minimise [_]

Three questions: What is the rationale behind changing the close [X] button behaviour (exit the application) to minimise an application as an icon on the taskbar? Why change close as opposed to the ...
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Future HCI (Human Computer Interaction) interfaces [closed]

I am finding that WIMP is becoming a broken paradigm. If you have enough screens and enough rdp terminals open, and enough browser tabs it starts to work against you. Given that the ideas behind ...