Opening, everyone at the conference got 8 seconds to introduce themselves. There are a lot of user interface and usability people here also a lot of librarians. Only three of us identified as law related the other two were law librarians. Law has a lot they could learn from a usability perspective. About 30% were students a lot of them from the Ischool. Info camp is twice the size of last year with about 200 participants.
Keynote Speaker (Jacob O. Wobbrock):
Accessibility is a form of Usability. The burden of computers is that they require users to reform how they do things to interact. Jacob talked about several really amazing accessibility research projects here are a few of them:
Edge Write = EdgeWrite is a unistroke text entry method that works on a variety of devices. Its benefits include increased physical stability, tactility, accuracy, and the ability to function with very minimal sensing.
Edge interface allows one to find the edge and navigate to targets from the edge. This helps enable people with tremors or other
True Keys = Auto correct on steroids! this is a great for motor impaired typist. I am curious how it works for dyslexics.
Amazing demo for blind control of the iphone. (looking for the video to repost)
Vocal Joystick = The goal of this project is to develop a novel system that we call the Vocal Joystick (VJ). This device will enable individuals with motor impairments to use vocal parameters to control objects on a computer screen (buttons, sliders, etc.) and ultimately electro-mechanical instruments (e.g., robotic arms, wireless home automation devices).
PS: The twitter tag is #Infocamp