DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
DEPARTMENT: President's letter
Does ACM's programming contest give insight into the relative strengths of IT education around the world?
David A. Patterson
DEPARTMENT: Hot links
COLUMN: The profession of IT
Locality of reference is a fundamental principle of computing with many applications. Here is its story.
Peter J. Denning
COLUMN: Technology strategy and management
Searching for answers to the many questions of software production.
Michael A. Cusumano
The writing style commonly used in IMing, texting, and other forms of computer-mediated communication need not spell the end of normative language.
Naomi S. Baron
SPECIAL ISSUE: Designing for the mobile device: experiences, challenges, and methods
New computing and communication platforms create the possibility for new business models and new applications to support and enhance our lives. But new platforms also challenge us to reinvent design methods and principles. As …
Personal, mobile synchronous and asynchronous communication has proven to be very desirable for all types of users, with estimates of more than a half-billion mobile phones sold each year . Nokia Research Center's User Experience …
Jan Blom, Jan Chipchase, Jaakko Lehikoinen
The user-centered design focus at Microsoft has evolved in parallel with emerging mobile technologies. We started with a Contextual Inquiry (CI) initiative in 1997 to gather mobile communication and information requirements in …
Carriers sit at the center of the complex intercompany ecosystems that bring mobile products and services to the consumer mass market. In fact, to a large extent, carriers create, shape, and coordinate these systems. Carriers …
T. S. Balaji, Brian Landers, Jesse Kates, Bob Moritz
Digia was among the first companies to develop third-party software applications that can be installed in Symbian smart phones by service providers or end users . In 2001, Digia was searching for new product ideas for the …
Eeva Kangas, Timo Kinnunen
Mobile technology is everywhere---with new types of mobile devices appearing regularly. While branding of the devices themselves can draw upon a long history of product branding, the branding of mobile applications presents new …
David B. Rondeau
They follow from the five-year effort to implement metadata standards for learning objects in the iLumina digital library of undergraduate teaching resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
Barbara P. Heath, David J. McArthur, Marilyn K. McClelland, Ronald J. Vetter
Users experience and verify immersive content firsthand while creating it within the same virtual environment.
Gun A. Lee, Gerard J. Kim, Mark Billinghurst
Users---ironically, often those most verbally armed---put too much trust and little effort in questioning spell- and grammar-checking programs.
Dennis F. Galletta, Alexandra Durcikova, Andrea Everard, Brian M. Jones
Beyond communications, interpersonal, and leadership skills, there's another `non-technical skill' fundamental to success in IT.
James J. Cappel, Victor R. Prybutok, Benny Varghese
Methods for analyzing university Web sites demonstrate strong patterns that can reveal interconnections between research fields.
Online students may perform as well as those in traditional classrooms, but what about the quality of their learning experience?
COLUMN: Technical opinion
Changing audience dynamics from passivity to active participation.
Robert Davis, David Yung
COLUMN: Inside risks
Edward W. Felten