1.2 Developer Profile: Edwin Catmull

By Chou Khamkeuang Edwin Earl Catmull born March 31, 1945 in Parkersburg, West Virginia is a retired computer scientist. He is also the co-founder and former president of Pixar and former president Walt Disney Animation Studios. In 2019, he received the Turing Award, with Pat Hanrahan for their pioneering work in computer-generated imagery (CGI) (“Edwin Catmull”, 2020). Ed Catmull’s work has had a revolutionary impact on the film industry, which paved way for a new…

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1.1 Timeline

By Chou Khamkeuang 1725 – Basile Bouchon was the first person to use punched holes used in the control of a loom 1804 – Joseph Marie Jacquard automated the loom operation. Punch cards were linked to chains, and each card held instructions for shedding and selecting the shuttle for a single pass. 1832 – Semyon Korsakov was the first to use punched cards for information storage and searching purposes. 1890 – Herman Hollerith invented the…

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2.5 Fremont Street Experience

By Chou Khamkeuang Fremont Street Experience is a pedestrian street on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas (“Fremont Street Experience”, 2020) , and one of the main attractions is a barrel vault canopy called the Viva Vision Canopy that it claims is the largest video screen in the world according to its website (Vegas Experience, n.d.). However, on Wikipedia, Fremont Street Experience is listed as #2 behind the Suzhou Sky Screen (“List of largest video…

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2.4 3D Printing

By Chou Khamkeuang 3D printing has been known for its capability for printing 3 dimensional objects usually for prototypes or rapid prototyping (“3D printing”, 2020). In 2020, 3D printing is starting to be used as a manufacturing process, and the technical term for that is additive manufacturing. It can be used interchangeably with 3D printing as well though.  The process of 3D printing involves using computer-aided design (CAD) and printing the design in three dimensions.…

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2.3 Samsung Galaxy S9+

By Chou Khamkeuang Hardware For people who spend a lot of time reading files, documents, books, manuals, or viewing videos the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is great for that. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ smartphone has a display size of 6.2″, and the resolution is 2960 x 1440 (Quad HD+) which provides a nice quality (“Samsung”, n.d.). The sides are curved and has AMOLED technology. I found this annoying because I would always accidentally touch the screen…

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2.2 Google Assistant

By Chou Khamkeuang The voice recognition software that I will be testing is Google Assistant on my Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Available by default on Google Pixel smartphones or would have to download the Google Assistant app to use on Android phones. Google Assistant is also available on other types of products such as speakers, wearables, cars, tablets, and laptops. To start, I had to download and install Google Assistant as it was not installed…

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Lesson 1.1: Introduction to HCI Review Glossary

Mobile devices – Mobile devices had major growth the last several years. Thought it seems there hasn’t been any major evolution there is still room for improvements (Joyner, 2019). Augmented Reality – Real world environments that are complemented by computer generated multimedia. Human senses – HCI is involved in all human senses. UI Design – Many of the concepts covered in HCI were originally developed in the context of UI design. UX Design – HCI…

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Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction: Lecture Review

The lecture that I reviewed was Lesson 1.1: Introduction to HCI from the Human-Computer Interaction I: Fundamentals & Design Principles course from edX. The course is also the course taught for credit at Georgia Tech as CS6750. As this is a course offered on edX, if the course is completed they will give out a certificate of completion. It’s a self-paced online course, and has five sections each with several lessons. The lecture was good.…

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