by Don Hopkins [message nº 125] Don Hopkins graduated in Computer Science in the University of Maryland and worked as research programmer for Ben Shneiderman . Later he worked during three years in a small team with developing the well known and awarded game The Sims, for which he is best known. Don was kind enough to answer our question.
Don Hopkins is an artist and programmer specializing in human computer interaction and computer graphics and an alumnus of the University of Maryland [ 1 ] and a former member of the University of Maryland Human – Computer Interaction Lab . He inspired Richard Stallman , who described him as a "very imaginative fellow", to use the term copyleft . He coined Deep Crack as the name of the EFF DES cracker , and built " AJAXian " applications for the NeWS window system 17 years before the term was coined. [ 2 ] He ported the SimCity computer game to several versions of Unix and developed a multi player version of SimCity for X11 , did much of the core programming of The Sims , and developed robot control and personality simulation software for Will Wright 's Stupid Fun Club.
Ben Shneiderman (born August 21, 1947) is an American computer scientist , and professor for Computer Science at the University of Maryland Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park . He conducted fundamental research in the field of human–computer interaction , developing new ideas, methods, and tools such as the direct manipulation interface , and his eight rules of design. [ 1 ] [ edit ] Biography
An (expected) evolution of computing from 1960–2010. In computing , ambient intelligence ( AmI ) refers to electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people. Ambient intelligence is a vision on the future of consumer electronics , telecommunications and computing that was originally developed in the late 1990s for the time frame 2010–2020. In an ambient intelligence world, devices work in concert to support people in carrying out their everyday life activities, tasks and rituals in an easy, natural way using information and intelligence that is hidden in the network connecting these devices ( see Internet of Things ). As these devices grow smaller, more connected and more integrated into our environment, the technology disappears into our surroundings until only the user interface remains perceivable by users.
Ubiquitous computing ( ubicomp ) is a post-desktop model of human-computer interaction in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. In the course of ordinary activities, someone "using" ubiquitous computing engages some computational devices and systems simultaneously, and may not necessarily even be aware that they are doing so. This model is considered an advancement from the older desktop paradigm .
Mark D. Weiser (July 23, 1952 – April 27, 1999) was a chief scientist at Xerox PARC in the United States. Weiser is widely considered to be the father of ubiquitous computing , a term he coined in 1988. [ 1 ] [ edit ] Biography Weiser was born in Harvey , Illinois to David W.