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Which Flow cytometry data analysis software you prefer and why?
I was using FCS Express before (Network license), but FlowJo is commonly used software in my new lab. I am wondering whether it is worth learning FlowJo or continue with FCS express?
Please share your views about both these software? Is one better than another or it's just user-dependent preference?
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FCS express is definitely the much user friendly than flowjo. I would say Kaluza is far batter than any other analysis software. Once try this.
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After creating input file and running the dfms command, we need to write the user interface databank input file to guide the Aspen GUI about the inhouse databank that we just added. There is no code available in that document by wooley and putsche about user interface databank input file.
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Manuel Fernandez no need to log in, input the database name and then import the shared files .inp by Aikaterini Mountraki
when you import the .inp file, you need to search the name. hope this can help you
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I am a master student studying software engineering and currently looking for a master thesis topic in the field of software engineering, or web design and specilist frond_end designer . I'm not sure what kind of research I can do in this area and I need your help.
Thank you so much
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I really appreciate you so much
Mamdouh Alenezi شكرا اخي كتير
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Hello everyone,
I'm trying to mesh a structure with complex partitions using mesh controls. When doing it on the user interface I'm first selecting all cells. In the following, I have to accept that the regions which are too complex for sweep meshing are removed from the current list of selected regions (see attached screenshot). So, this works fine.
For my python script I'm using the getByBoundingBox() Feature in order to select all cells. In the following it would be necessary to remove all regions which are too complex for meshing otherwise the script breaks with the following error message: Some regions cannot be Swept/Reolved.
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I have created 44 Video Lectures for ABAQUS Python Scripting:
suitable for beginners and experts.
The corresponding Code can be found at github:
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When running a USDFLD subroutine do I need to be using the depvar material property in the user interface?
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Alex Poyser As you can see in the Abaqus documentation, it is not mandatory.
You can find complete information about this subroutine with different types of example in the following link.
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I wish to know more about the user interface (UX Edition software) and issues, if any, associated with the technical assistance offered.
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Yes there are others too
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I have been studying methods of HCI and UX analysis lately. I have come across a number of theories and principles that are begin used to evaluate the UI of software and mechanical systems. however, I find it a bit challenging to CHOOSE one of the methods. what do you find most impactful and easy to understand?
My choice is in the first comment.
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I recommend -not- choosing one of the methods. Instead use a variety. And like others I recommend asking users what they think of the device and its ease of use. - But...stay away from a questionnaire. It gives answers but limited to what you ask.. Make it easy for people to trash your ideas. If needed, the work of Xerox Parc and early Apple concepts for UI, UX and HCL remain a good source of ideas. The best of today is found at IDEO (IDEO.com in the US)
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RDM and usability study on the new sciebo user interface
As part of the great DFG project sciebo RDS, we are working with WWU IT from Münster on a planned migration of the hochschulcloud.nrw (sciebo) to a new and hopefully better user interface called ownCloud Web. For this, I am supervising a thesis that examines the usability and suitability of sciebo and ownCloud Web for research data management. The data from this work is enormously important for us to be able to further improve sciebo.  Since we rely on feedback from other researchers to do this, we need your help. It would be great if you could support us by participating in our study. I think that you will provide valuable feedback to improve the interface which also benefits you if you work with sciebo :)
Unfortunately, the study is only available in German language:
 https://survey.proco.uni-due.de/349899?lang=de With your participation you not only have the opportunity to give feedback on the new user interface, but you also get the opportunity to actively shape the improvement of the new interface. The study consists of some questionnaires about your usage of ownCloud and sciebo and some short interaction tasks. The survey will take 20-25 minutes of your time and would help us a lot to optimize your cloud for you.
If you have further feedback, please feel free to contact me! Thank you in advance!
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Hi Niels Seidel, thank you very much for your thoughts. Was the study more work-intensive than claimed? We actually did many test runs where we never needed more than 25 minutes.
You are also right that ownCloud does not support some useful features. However, version control is supported now and we are working on more features. We also work on implementing meta data support and connect research data services such as Zenodo and OSF in our sciebo RDS project. If you are interested, please follow this link to find more information:
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Our recent research shows that AR systems have inherent conflict while interacting with virtual objects. We termed this new conflict as Virtual Kinesthetic Conflict (VKC). This conflict is very similar to the inherent Visual Accommodation Conflict (VAC) in VR. Just like VAC, VKC also cannot be avoided, we can only reduce the effects of VKC. In our recent publication, we have listed a few guidelines to reduce the effects of VKC. Can you think of other solutions?
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Introducing sensory overlays (sometimes called Virtual Fixtures) can reduce the impact of kinesthetic conflict in augmented reality and telepresence environments. The best overlays are haptic (even if they don't prevent physical dislocation), but you can make real improvements (as measured by Fitts Law) with just audio overlays. Here is a link earliest work we did at the US Air Force looking at Fitts implications of haptic and audio fixtures to AR:
It also helps when there is time-delay in telepresence environments, which is an even worse kinesthetic conflict than "missing surfaces" in AR:
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There are several image databases for websites, objects, and natural scenes. Does anyone know a graphical user interface (GUI) image database that contains screenshots of software, apps, and other user interfaces for any platform?
Thanks,
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Software promotion websites such as cnet.com provide several screenshots for the software. They used to have an API for their content. However, I do not know if it still works or images are provided through the API.
ui-patterns.com have a large set of example screenshots for each pattern.
They may like to help as the website has a focus on UI. Or you may get in touch with the admins of collectui.com, as Marius suggested.
I have this idea of "Kansei Engineering" for UI design templates, such as Wordpress themes, for a long time but... I could'nt find a chance to work on it.
Do you mind about telling a little bit more on your project?
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Is there a quick solution to build a graphical user interface (GUI) for a program scripted over the R environment?
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Hi Saeid,
you can try RStudio and the package "shiny" (https://shiny.rstudio.com/). There is also an official tutorial on the RStudio website.
Hope this helps.
Best,
Marius
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The topic should be related to people and technology, or design and use of information (e.g. sustainable ways of living with technologies, designing or managing technology) or information technologies for home or technologies for business development.
I appreciate any kind of help. Thanks!
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You can follow the blockchain technology. Its a Noval field
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A lot of companies are investing a lot of their energy, money and time into digitalization and UX is at the forefront, leading the cause at some of these companies. What are the hottest topics of research in UX these days?
#uxdesign #uxresearch #ux #research #ai #innovation #artificialintelligence #machinelearning #datascience #deeplearning #ml #science #futureofbusiness #futureofai #futureinsights #futureoftech
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Cloud based tools like Figma for great quick collaborative real time teamwork. Perfect for UX UI designers, writers and developers and testing.
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How does the term apply within the GUI (graphic user interface) context?
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The term "Graphic Design" is general and refers to visual communication applied to analog and / or digital media.
This has certain reminiscences of print, therefore, in the field of interaction design, the term "Visual Design" is often used.
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As all of us know that GUI has been evolved from Apple not Microsoft or IBM. So I have a question in my mind that from which company Steve Jobs took the idea for the graphical user interface with a mouse?
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I have ML model which I would like to create simple UI for it. This UI serves from web app and there is one button for deploy CSV and extract button for getting results. Is there any SaaS or application for this purpose? I mean creating UI for ML model. Also I am glad to learn other experiences which about. Which best practices of UI for ML models.
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I don't know which language you use/know/prefer, but python can be simpla and easy since it has a lot of support available.
Check the following:
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OpenFOAM is a great open-source CFD code offering impressive accuracy and robustness for free, however, for CFD users who are interested to switch from expensive commercial software like CFX, Fluent, Comsol, etc, it has a steep learning curve, and also it is time-consuming for big projects. To bypass this limitation, Simscale and Simfow have developed a graphical user interface with OpenFOAM CFD code at its core, but you have to pay a license fee. I am interested to know if there is any open-source graphical user interface for OpenFOAM.
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Thank you for your suggestion Jorge Rey Martínez , at present I am using Ansys CFX and Fluent, as you mentioned sim-flow is free for small projects only, my calculations are mostly large so there is no point changing one commercial software with another, I am interested to switch to a completely free CFD package that is convenient to use. So far I have found two opensource/free GUI for OpenFOAM, HELYX-OS (paid for windows but completely free for Linux) and CfdOF (a workbench of FreeCAD, completely free) worth exploring.
HELYX-OS
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Hi everybody,
in one of our research projects we are currently thinking about generating User Interfaces based on a model representation. I dived into this topic a couple of years ago and still remember the UsiXML (USer Interface eXtensible Markup Language). However, the website seems outdated. Are there newer developments/standards for a structural representation of user interfaces which we should consider? I would be really grateful for hints on what to read and/or google :)
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i think that this book is relevant to your question: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/computational-interaction-9780198799610
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What is the best way to learn programming with neural network for beginners?
I want to program a software with GUI (Graphical User Interface), so everyone can change internal parameters in a computer without Matlab software.
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Hello,
My name is Maura Hunt and I am a first year PhD student at the University of Manchester.
I'm interested in user interfaces for interactive goal programming (or reference point) methods for MCDM or multi-objective optimization, either used in research or commercial software.
I'll be grateful if you could point me to any publications, webpages or software with descriptions, screenshots, demos or examples of such interfaces. Of course, proper citations and acknowledgements will be given.
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Laura
I can send you the software of SIMUS, a MCDM model based in LP, as Goal Programming
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Given a User Interface Desing, is there any quantitative method to evaluate the design? For example, give it a numerical value or score?
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I am working on uncertainty quantification of Numerical Model where I am using Fluent and MATLAB. I am facing while writing a journal file ( A script consisting of all the commands using Text User Interface) to automate the work in Matlab. But while writing scripts for result analysis in fluent using TUI, I am facing problem and could not find any way to write them. I would be very grateful if you could help me out to solve it.
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Adhika Satyadharma Could you please check the inbox ?
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I have found that CP2K code do not read the normal Cartesian coordinates. Further there are a lot of options to make the input files suitable according to your need. Any help can be handy. 
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We have recently published a simple and interactive GUI that allows you to create CP2K input files. The program is called CP2K Editor, and it provides a user-friendly interface for both new and experienced users. The program is freely available on Github (https://github.com/avishart/CP2K_Editor) and you can find information about the program in the following paper: Vishart, A.L., Ree, N. & Mikkelsen, K.V. J Mol Model (2019) 25: 115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00894-019-3987-6
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Good day colleagues,
I hoe that you provide me with a template or even a sample of how to provide a system analysis report for an android platform and a web application. What are the main elements that should be included in such reports and how to present the links of the user interface (UI)?
Thanks in advance
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Ahmed, I did a search on "system analysis report" and the first example is of a working system. I personally had never seen a report like this one, but I include it here for completeness. https://www.emerson.com/documents/automation/manuals-guides-guardian-sample-system-analysis-report-pss-en-67944.pdf
Then, I found something that might be used in any situation. It is a rather comprehensive and broad document template that at first glance looks fairly good. https://www.ogcio.gov.hk/en/our_work/infrastructure/methodology/system_development/doc/G61c_Effective_SAnD_Guide_Appendix_C_v1_1.pdf
I agree with others on this thread that requirements is where one normally starts when building a new system of any type. But it is more than that of course. What SDLC methodology you select for your project will influence the deliverables you and your team will need to prepare.
That said, focusing on what a system analysis report might include for an android project, this website has some templates that might be useful for you. https://clearbridgemobile.com/how-to-build-a-mobile-app-requirements-document/
Finally, I did come across a list of software development deliverable templates that I think would be useful for any project, especially those employing the waterfall approach. https://eas.rutgers.edu/?ht_kb=system-project-templates-sdlc
I will poke around a little more, and if I find anything else I will post it. Hope that helps somewhat.
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  1. What would be the inputs to analyse the specific case study of Oil Company in India?
  2. What are the defined methods for the analysis of Green Building?
  3. What specific input points need to be asked for questionnaire?
  4. Which tool would be easy and quick for assessing life cycle CO2 emissions of buildings ?
  5. How to identify the user interfaces of CO2 emission estimator program ?
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Charles Breton ..Thanks a lot for your reply. Its wonderful and you have explained so well. I would explore the options suggested. if required, I would come back to you over message box. Regards..
Sania Binte Mahtab .. Thanks for sharing the information. Indeed It realy good and collective introduction to start. Regards
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Research gate is somewhat lacking in good user interface. Many times when a colleague requests one of my articles, and I press "View request", I end up at your page where the article is presented. There is no way to send it to my colleague. Sometimes it works, however, and there is a dialogbox where I can send it with a message, but that is rather rare.
Karl
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I strongly agree with you. Indeed there are many disadvantages in their UI. I send a strong email to them for their bad design in some issues. IE. when some researcher site your papers multiple times in one research, you will find only one citation inn your weekly status, however the citation number increases at the same time. Howcome!
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Hello Everyone!
I intend to compare mitochondrial genomes (approx 16000 kb size housing 13 genes) of closely related species. I used Mauve alignment to do a comparative study. The alignment provides crude output of position of genes, gene features to some extent. Yet I feel the data can be better expressed/visualized.
I am interested to apply CIRCOS tool to execute the same, but it comes up with sophisticated data preparation and deep learning curve.
Can any one point me to alternatives of CIRCOS tool that involves graphical user interface (windows or mac) and less coding.?
Thanks in advance!
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I have a recorded video in .mp4 format which has cursor movements in it. This was done using a video screenshot software. I need to have a static summary of the cursor movements made on the screen or heat maps for the movements made. Are there any free online softwares for achieving this?
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Abhijai
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Thanks Adriano.
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Our working area is Vegetable and Spice crops
Please provide details on-------
1. What brand (perkin elmer, agilent, shimadzu, thermo, Spectro etc) and model number
2. Machine stability (if drifting, how often? i.e after 20 samples, or after 1 hour of continuous operation)
3. Cost for start up and maintenance? (estimate is fine)
4. What elements are being analyzed? (most likely our lab will be analyzing Ca and Mg, but would like to expand the list to Pb, Na, K, and maybe Phosphate)
5. User-interface and software
6. Any additional details about sample preparation and Reference materials/tips that you would like to share with me
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Dear,
I use an ICP OES, Perkin elmer.
It is an extremely robust equipment, the software is easy to operate and really very efficient. As they have simultaneous detector the almost complete periodic table analysis is done in minutes.
It has a long purge time (about 5 hours), but if it is turned on every day this time is much lower.
Perkin Elemer Dual view equipment has 2 visions: axial and radial, and these analyzes do the same at the same time as the analysis time and it is important for your type of analysis where the elements are in very different concentrations, with different concentrations of standards, plus the immense linearity you can achieve.
I really have great experiences with the Perkin Elmer equipment, our equipment is more than 12 years old and is perfect and with a simple maintenance done by the users themselves, very few times the technician was needed.
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The vast majority of the simulations I run include many bolts holding the assembly together. Therefore, I would like to automate as much of the simulation setup associated with the bolts as I possibly can. I'm not sure if such a thing is possible, but I will describe what I'm doing so that you might be able to tell me what if anything can be automated. Additionally, I am attaching a simple example of what I typically do.
Importing:
The mesh is always going to be imported from CDB files, and although there may be multiple files containing bolts, the files containing bolts will contain bolts exclusively. When ANSYS imports CDB files, each of the entities gets named "Solid Body #([External Model Block Name from Workbench])". With "#" starting at 1 with each CDB file and incrementing by 1 for each additional solid body that gets imported. I will be grouping the solid bodies from each CDB file together and naming the groups according to the CDB file's name. Groups containing bolts will always include the word "Bolt" in their name.
Coordinate Systems:
Each bolt has a coordinate system associated with it. I have been naming the coordinate systems to be consistent with the number in the bolt's name (e.g. the bolt named "Solid Body 1(External Model)" has a coordinate system named "Coordinate System 1" centered on its shaft).
Contacts:
Frictional contacts (using a coefficient of 0.2) are created between the two inside faces of the bolt heads/nuts and the plate. I would use ANSYS's auto-detection to generate these connections, but that has inexplicably caused my models to crash in the past, so I have started creating them myself.
Named Selections:
Similar to the coordinate systems, each bolt is individually contained in a named selection with a name that is consistent with the number in the bolt's name (e.g. the bolt named "Solid Body 1(External Model)" gets added to the named selection named "Selection 1").
Bolt Pretension:
Bolt pretensions are created by using the scoping method of "Named Selection", selecting the named selection associated with the number in the current auto-generated bolt pretension load's name, and selecting the similarly numbered coordinate system. The preload is defined according to a table of values for loads associated with the bolt's size in the first time step, and all the following time steps are locked.
Bolt Tool:
A bolt tool is added to the results to show the working load.
Ideally, I would be able to automate all of these steps. However, I'm realistic enough to realize that such things may not be possible. In any case, I would like to automate as many steps as I can, but all the scripting that I've found for ANSYS so far involves the use of APDL commands to accomplish unique simulation tasks that are often not even possible to do manually. But what I'm trying to do would seem to be more of an automation of the user interface rather than an automation of certain tasks in the solver. Is this possible in ANSYS? Can you point me in the direction of some tutorials I might be able to work through or documentation I might be able to read to understand how I might be able to accomplish this? I have no desire for anyone to do this for me, I'm just trying to figure out where I might be able to start.
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Attached please find a 18.2 version of Developers Guide.
As always, please recommend answers if they worked for you.
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Question Closed. Thank you.
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Gamification, as you mentioned, is not one technique it is more about "learning from games" what makes them so engaging and motivating, using not only simple elements but "game-design elements in a non-game context" [1], meaning also mechanics, aesthetics and processes [2].
Motivation (and engagement) itself has it's theories. For example self-determination theory. There are theories focussing on the individuals needs, physical or psychological (content theories, e.g. [3]) and there are theories focussing on cognitive processes.
All of those approaches can be used to determine how to improve the usability of a system (and improve the user motivation) and to fit the users needs and requirements. To improve the user-motivation, it is key to understand the context of use, to analyse precisely what it is that motivates the user as an individual to enhance the correct motivational elements. Theories (gamification, psychology, motivation...) can be used to backup ideas and hypotheses for design decisions and can help us understand the underlying concepts of motivation and engagement. In the end, what motivates a user is determined by the users situation and context.
[1] Deterding, S., Dixon, D., Khaled, R., & Nacke, L. (2011, September). From game design elements to gamefulness: defining gamification. In Proceedings of the 15th international academic MindTrek conference: Envisioning future media environments (pp. 9-15). ACM.
[2] Hunicke, R., LeBlanc, M., & Zubek, R. (2004, July). MDA: A formal approach to game design and game research. In Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Challenges in Game AI(Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-5). AAAI Press San Jose, CA.
[3] Maslow, A., & Lewis, K. J. (1987). Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Salenger Incorporated, 14, 987.
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I want to calculate the mean river width of a channel by using Stream width calculator user interface or tool. But I don't have this tool in my Arc GIS 10.2. So please help me by sending me the link or web page to download and use this tool.
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Hi Mulugeta Genanu,
You can maybe have look to these links for further informations:
and/or directly try to send a mail to the authors.
Sincerely yours,
Brian F
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Are different personality types prone to use social media more than others?
How is this measured?
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Yes it is related. It is not compared with others but between use and non use. For example, if a person sees in his network that his best friends are deleting their profile, he is prone to delete his account too. If a person sees that close friends are using. a specific app in social media, he is prone to use it as well just to be in the "group" or "trend"
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I want to implement a GUI for my image segmentation and registration code which are written in MATLAB and Python respectively. Input images are DICOM and NIFTI respectively. I want to make a user interactive GUI which will load different images, there will be buttons for segmentation and registration . On clicking those buttons internal codes will be executed and will provide the output images and provision to save those outputs.
What should be the best yet easy way to implement these requirements?
Thanks
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As you are already using Matlab, why don't you use Matlab GUI? If you are already proficient in Matlab, that would probably be the most efficient way to do it in your case. You would also not have to maintain and update versions of other development tools (like PyQT or other libraries).
Bruno
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Has anyone come across questions that could be used to measure 'user interface language' as a factor in a framework for IT acceptance?
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Hello, I think the first thing is to determine the target audience that the site, product or service will be focused on. We remember that there is a lot of talk about UX, raising information from the target audience will help you see what the user wants, then you can use Card Sorting to determine the motivations of use and contrast with statistical data that provide content location, navigation, language, hierarchies among others. You can make two prototypes and experiment with CrazyEgg or UX Check or one of your preferences and measure the terms that most identify the users used in the test and you would have more clear words to include in your interface. The user focus involved with IT is important to consider.
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i want to develop or propose a decision support tool that estimates the probability of delay in construction projects using fuzzy logic tool box in matlab programming software. so, i need to create a user interface so that every one can use it easly.
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Dear Aster Hiluf,
I suggest you to see attached files in subject.
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Hi,
I am planning to conduct usability testing for a motorcycle HMI. The HMI has a joystick which can control the menu of the HMI (only when the biker is not riding the bike). I am thinking of measuring intuitiveness of the HMI, general user experience, Workload and Affect. Intuitiveness of the HMI would be measured for the case when the biker is riding the bike. Other variables would be measured for the case when the biker is not riding the bike. Should I measure any other variables as well?
Any suggestions on how to measure intuitiveness/glanceability of the HMI? I am planning to measure intuitiveness of the HMI as glanceability of the motorcycle HMI is critical considering the biker's safety (Eyes off the road has to be as minimal as possible while ensuring grasp of information from HMI).
It would be also great if anyone can share any literature regarding motorcycle HMI.
Thanks.
Abhijai
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Hi Abhijai,
we've conducted quite some studies related to motorcycle HMIs at our institue (WIVW). As Patrick stated, your measures depend on your specific use case, research question etc. Some studies related to secondary task engagement and HMI have been conducted on our motorcycle riding simulator. Maybe these studies could help:
  • Assessing Powered Two Wheelers’ display and control concepts – results from a pilot study
  • Method to Assess the Processing of Optical Information by Non-primary Riding Tasks while Riding a Motorcycle
You should find both studies here on research gate.
Best regards, Sebastian
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Hey everyone,
I am looking for metrics which I can use to evaluate any mobile application, there are many heuristics and design principles available for the websites to evaluate their usability. However, I did not encounter such heuristics for the mobile Apps, in addition, the uniqueness and the nature of the mobile Apps User interface make it harder to apply what I saw in the web design principles.
Any recommendations for papers which did a usability evaluation on Mobile Apps?
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Dear Mohammad Salah,
Please look into some of these sources which may be useful to you.
Heuristic Evaluation on Mobile Interfaces: A New Checklist
Rosa Yáñez Gómez, Daniel Cascado Caballero, and José-Luis Sevillano
Emerging Perspectives on the Design, Use, and Evaluation of Mobile and Handheld Devices. Lumsden, Joanna
IGI Global, 17-Jul-2015 - Technology & Engineering - 334 pages
Human-Computer Interaction and Innovation in Handheld, Mobile and Wearable Technologies. Lumsden, Joanna
Information Science Reference, 30-Apr-2011 - Technology & Engineering - 406 pages
Emerging Perspectives on the Mobile Content Evolution
Aguado, Juan Miguel
IGI Global, 21-Sep-2015 - Technology & Engineering - 383 pages
How To Design A Mobile App Using User Interface Design Principles
A user-centered model for designing consumer mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps)
Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Volume 60, April 2016, Pages 243-251
Usability Evaluation Checklist for Smartphone App
MSc Thesis - Smartphone Evaluation Heuristics for Older ... - The Atrium
Supporting Cancer Patients in Illness Management: Usability Evaluation of a Mobile App
Jelena Mirkovic1, ; David R Kaufman2, ; Cornelia M Ruland1, RN,
This paper is in the following e-collection/theme issue:
Usability and user perceptions of mHealth Mobile Health (mhealth) User-centred Design Case Studies Vol 2, No 3 (2014): Jul-Sep
All the best,
Ramaiah
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Personalization is when a system adapts the content of its user interface accordingly with users needs and interests,without any intervention from the part of the user.
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I would at to the above, that personalization is now considered a "requirement" when designing stuff for gen Y and gen Z.
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Neural networks are an exciting form of artificial intelligence which mimic the learning process of the brain. Our neural network software products are among the most powerful and flexible on the market today, yet their intuitive graphical user interfaces make them incredibly easy to use.
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I need to build a software with a friendly user interface for 3D analysis (segmentation, fusion, etc.) of nuclear medicine images. The software will be used by the Specialists. So, I need to select the programming language. What do yo recommend me to use? ...Please, don´t say Matlab!
What is the best platform for these applications? ... Python, C, C++?
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I would suggest C++. And here are the reasons for such a suggestion:
  • powerfull Visualisation Tool Kit (VTK) library that provides some instruments for volumetric data visualisation (https://www.vtk.org/).
  • Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK) that provides implementation of different algorithms for medical volume segmentation (https://itk.org/).
  • Qt - one of the best (in my opinion - THE best) library for GUI and much more. Free and open source. Commercial license also available. You may need it if you are going to create closed source application and you are using some modules like QChart. (https://www.qt.io/)
  • Common Tool Kit (CTK) that provides some useful UI elements for use with VTK and CTK as well as some utility classes (http://www.commontk.org/index.php/Main_Page).
  • Grassroots DICOM (GDCM) library to work with DICOM files. I cannot say that I like the way it is implemented (some parts are strange), but it works pretty well and has support for a lot of different compression formats, used in DICOM files. For me it just works. (https://sourceforge.net/projects/gdcm/)
  • Boost.Units for type safe dimensional analysis. Unfortunately, I did not use it yet, but it allows you to write code that has information about measurement units you use and may be checked at compile time to prevent problems with different implementation of floating point values. (http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/release/doc/html/boost_units.html)
These are the options that may be useful when it comes to medical imaging, segmentation, etc.
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Hello everyone,
I have done few projects on machine learning that includes building a model to make predictions on test data. But, I do not have any experience regarding software development. I want to develop a software, which contains an interface to take input data from the user and then make predictions on that data using machine learning algorithm. Can anyone please guide me in the process?
Thank you in advance,
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Assuming you require a GUI that applies ML algorithms, you can work on learning Tkinter; it's pretty simple [link 1]. If you are looking for something different, you can look at [link 2].
All you have to do is to build a model using a standard dataset or your own synthesized data and then put the trained model to an application with a GUI. The interface can accept inputs from the user and display the relevant outputs from the model.
If you are applying this to a real-world scenario such an image-based application, you could work on Raspberry Pi. It natively supports Python programming and interfacing with components such as a camera and LCD, LED, etc., is cakewalk compared to other modes of embedded programming.
Best wishes for your entry to application-level programming in Python!
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Which would be the best transformation technique for model transformation in migrating a user interface of desktop application into web application? The migration method has been created .How can it be implemented in model driven approach. How to select and which conditions to be checked ?
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The question for the "best" transformation technique for UI reengineering, cross-platform development, or migration depends on the goals, and the methods used. You said that the migration method has been created already. It is a little bit unclear what exactly this method is, what you already have (metamodel?) and what you need in the model driven arena now. For instance, if you have developed a method that includes 3 metamodels (source, neutral, and target), then you would need a code/text-analyser/transformer, e.g. eclipse MoDisco. If you want to modify/change/enhance the UI before it is generated for the target platform, then you probably need a model-to-model transformation (QVT-O). This "edit option" make sende in many cases. For the "last mile", i.e. the UI code generation, a template-based model-text/ocde generator like Acceleo (MOFM2T) is helpful.
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I am teaching a course in Human Computer Interaction and an looking for some good online tools that will let students mock up an interactive user interface and share it with other students. 
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I am less interested in general HCI materials and more interested in tools related to prototyping. One tool I've been considering is:
It is nice, in that it allows the student to put together an interactive prototype using drag and drop buttons. The problem for education is that the free version only allows one user per account and a max of 5 prototyped screens.
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I have installed  Rosetta, A computer program for estimating soil hydraulic parameters with hierarchical pedotransfer functions. But if I look into the programs  installed to computer I can't find it. I have tried to follow the installation guide from the Arizona university website still it I can't see it on my PC. Could someone help please.
Thanks
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What operating system are you using?
What is the URL from which you downloaded the software?
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I am working on a research project focusing on user-generated paper prototypes in software design. I have seen user-generated prototypes used in other areas of design. However, I have not seen much written on the subject within the software field.  I would be interested to hear some experiences in using user-generated paper prototypes in software design (if any) and thoughts on the subject. 
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"I am working on a research project focusing on user-generated paper prototypes in software design" I repeated you intro for clarity sake, please excuse me. The term "user- generated paper prototypes"; As an architect morphing into a Design Scientist I interpret this idea with other key words. Polyhedra, Polytopes 3D geometry or solid geometry are what I am familiar with. Is it Euclidean or no- Euclidean geometry as in straight edges and flat polygons or compounded curved forms and spaces or we talking about amorphous man made forms? I believe there is a gap between the linear iterations and the visualization process of the 3D interpretations we are expecting to find in artificial intelligence, 3D model making using CAD software, formats for printing. getting from 2D to 3 or more D requires a structural logic that most Computer scientists are not addressing. I have invented a Non-Euclidean form vocabulary of most if not all the polyhedra that align with Euler's formula. This is the test for polytopes F+V=E+2. The 2 is still a puzzle to the related fields that. To me it is the logic partitioning of space when forms are created with an inside and outside as the result. There are other ways of getting to the result you seek but defining the outcome and the purpose for the outcome can help create the formula you seek. Here are three forms from the Bennett Vocabulary. I am interested in developing the analog process I use to translate the 2D information into the multiple dimensions with all the nuances I experience in doing the physical work as I engage with the thought and creative processes simultaneously. I have my doubts about being able to do this with the machine capabilities we have. It requires a synthesis of quantitative and qualitative processes and systems we have not yet begun to think of.
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I develop CoCoA (an open source Computer Algebra System in C++) with a textual interface. It was relatively easy to write a nice Emacs interface for this textual binary: we defined the syntax for our programming language, and how to send commands from a text file to another window with the running binary.
We also have a dedicated opern source Qt interface, but it is too hard for us (mathematicians!) to develop and maintain it.
Personally I like and use the Emacs interface, but I see from our download logs that users prefer to download the GUI even though it actually does less and is not documented!!!
It would be nice to have an "empty graphical interface" (in Qt? or a "subset" of Emacs?) allowing basic editing and running a process, but I cannot find one.
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Hi Anna,
Have a look at Jupyter. This is a notebook-based GUI running in the web browser. It is originally designed for Python but provided an API for connecting other "languages." Maxima already have linked to Jupyter, and I am considering this for Reduce.
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Need a list of some important features which can help in developing a more user-friendly search user interface !
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Thanks for your suggestion Sir. In future, I will surely take this aspect into consideration. But presently I am working on interfacing aspect. If there are any suggestions regarding interfaces, kindly share. Those will be of great help right now.
Thanks again.
Regards
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Hi 
I am looking for articles based on security threats in the MVC C# .NET Framework. I'm researching into the theory, that by not following standards and best practices set by Microsoft will open MVC based websites to security threats and website vulnerability.
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I agree with Jey
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Many web applications or web sites offer the feature that when the user moves the mouse over a link, then additional information concerning the link is shown in a popup or overlay. A critical point in this feature is the length of the delay between mouse over event and displaying the popup. If it is to small, then it is likely that the popup with the additional info is displayed when the user just moved the mouse unintentionally over the link, which can be annoying. If it is to long, the user has to wait for the info which undermines the idea behind this construction. Are there any studies that show what the optimal length of such a delay is?
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As Dirk mentions above, optimal is dependent on the context of the overlay. If the overlay is unobtrusive, easily dismissed, and does not block further engagement (such as continuing to read within a paragraph of text), a short delay of 0.2 - 0.3 seconds will work just fine.
If the overlay is larger or more visually involved (text + images, etc.), consider an intermediate cue to the user- such as underlining the word with a 0.1 - 0.2 second fade, then fading the overlay in sometime between 0.4 and 0.6 seconds. This will assist in training the user to anticipate the overlay when they see the underline appear, give them immediate feedback that the hover means something, and allow them to avoid unanticipated UI changes.
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Attempts to write multi-threaded user interfaces have been plagued by race conditions and deadlock. Deadlock because deadlock of interaction between input event processing and object-oriented modelling of GUI components: actions from the user “bubble-up” from OS to application and application-initiated actions “bubble-down” from application to OS.   This tendency for activities to access the same GUI objects in opposite order together with the locks required for thread safety results in inconsistent lock ordering- a recipe for deadlock!  There are performance implications of the ubiquitous single event queue model, but safety and liveness considerations trump performance. 
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I'm trying to get an answer for the question: What is the effect of Culture centric UI in HCI? 
I would like to know, if anyone designs the icons of UI for a particular demographic based on their culture, then can we expect any improvement in form of performance of interaction? If yes, then how much? Would you suggest me some papers on this topic?
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Few papers below that might be of interest, you or your organization probably would need accounts on Acm and Springer to access these papers.
Cultural Bases of Interface Acceptance: Foundations http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4471-3588-3_3
Culture and usability evaluation: the effects of culture in structured interviewshttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2835533
Cultural user interfaces: a silver lining in cultural diversity http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=231133
The effects of culture on performance achieved through the use of human computer interaction http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=954038
Integrating culture into interface design http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=286830
Cultural differences in smartphone user experience evaluation http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1899499&CFID=755547392&CFTOKEN=94408765
Incorporating culture in user-interface: a case study of older adults in malaysiahttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1286278&CFID=755547392&CFTOKEN=94408765
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So far I found the below equation to measure concentration level but the reference is not that solid and I can not relay on. Any one has other equation or solid reference that support this equation will be highly appreciated.
concentration level = ( (SMR + Beta) / Theta)
where SMR  = SensoriMotor Rhythm
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Dear Atef!  suggest you get acquainted with the detailed work in this direction. Please read the first one informative article in the application.
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The question is related to my research and answers can prove helpful.
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Thanks agn Sir
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The main goal of my current investigation is understand the intersection of technology in dance classes and check if helps kids improve their performance in this art form. It will be developed a prototype, based on RA and TUI paradigms of interaction. 
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I found...
Gonzalez, Berto, Erin Carroll, and Celine Latulipe. "Dance-inspired technology, technology-inspired dance." Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design. ACM, 2012.
An inspring paper although it is about performance of adult dancers and not so much about education. Their aproach, might be suitable for you though....
my 2 cents
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I am writing a paper on the 'ethics of persuasive technology' and am looking for examples of coercive or deceptive technology. I have read the papers and books on the subject and seen their examples. The problem with the published examples is they are not recent. What I am looking for is up-to-date examples that you may have encountered or become aware of, in the last 6-12 months. The examples will be used in the paper as a warning. 
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The Get Windows X campaign keeps the upgrade dangers and pains a secret.
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Hi.
I'm completing a paper on comparing preferences on user interfaces and learning strategies in MOOC platforms. I've developed an initial set of guidelines, focused on fulfilling the Korean learning styles.
But I also need to gather data on how the English-culture people would react to the initial guidelines.
If you're willing to help, please leave me a reply and I'll get back to you.
And of course I'll be sending you a small gift for your help. :-)
Thank you in advance!
Hwansun
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I have direct messaged you with my contact information if you are still looking for contributors.
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Hi all,
I have developed a code using Fortan included in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. I would like to create a graphical user interface GUI for this code but I don`t know how to do that in easier manner.
Could anyone please share his experience on such coding development ? is the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 can do that or should I use other programming languages such Visual Basic, or Delphi or ... to do that ? I`m really confusing on how to start doing this and I would appreciate any suggestion and help.
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Abdelkader
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For fortran you may:
  • use a specific library gtk-fortran 
  • use f2py to call fortran subroutines from python and use any python gui tool (there are a lot of)
  • use ISO_BINDING_C directive of fortran 95 to call your fortran procedures from C or C++ code. Then any C or C++ GUI tool will do the rest.
Personally I have only used the second option but theoretically all are possible solutions... and all are open source solutions.
Good luck.
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Any recommended published practical guides/frameworks for implementing Electro Dermal Activity (Galvanic Skin Response) devices to capture and analyse player engagement (immersion, flow, presence)? Thank you.
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Thank you Alexandros, a very interesting paper.
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What papers/frameworks/techniques are considered ‘standard’ templates for measuring and analysing player engagement with digital games/serious games? Engagement being in the broadest sense to include immersion, flow and so on. Thank you.
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Thank you Dana. & Guillaume, thank you too - I definitely think games are going to become evermore reactive to real-time measurements taken from players.
For my research I have decided to use the Game Experience Questionnaire, I am keen to hear from anyone with experience of using it. Many thanks to everyone for your input to date.
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I am looking for a Mac OS alternative to the above mentioned program. Besides basic functionality including zero filling, filtering, and peak assignment I am also looking for a quantitation tool similar to AMARES. Any suggestions?
Thanks!
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I may be biased, but I also like the functionality that SIVIC http://sourceforge.net/projects/sivic/ offers. It is also cross-platform, which is a major plus. And free!
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Hi all, 
We do genetic diagnosis of a lot of rare monogenic diseases, using NGS from IonProton platform (whole exome or a targeted panel depending on circumstances). We get the BAM and VCF files from the sequencing facility, an we've been using a ANNOVAR to annotate and roughly filter. This gives us an excel file as output. We're thinking we'd like to move to a guided user interface that is easier to manipulate when looking at families, similar to Cartegenia. We'd like something that can at least do trio analysis. Are there any recommendations out there apart from IonReporter? 
Thanks!
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If want an automated and nice solution and you are not afraid to spent some money, you should appreaciate one of the many commercial solution out in the market. The advantage here is that they provide nice and user-friendly interface and often they also generate a report for the clinicians and all is automated! Try for example DNANexus or the nice TuteGenomics. The latter has also a free trial for trio analysis and 100Gb free space with unlimited free annotation for single samples. Another sutiable solution could be GoldenHelix VarSeq.
If you want to stay with free tools and have full control of your analysis pipeline you should consider to build a multisample vcf of your pedigree and than develop your own scripts to first identify segragating variants and then annotate them with ANNOVAR (this could also add information from ClinVar) and then apply some standard filtering pipeline to identify rare, functional variants and already known pathogenic variants.
Some interesting tools to deal with variants prioritization could be Phevor, Phenix (these two take advantage of the human phenotype ontology and prioritize genes according to the segregation model and the phenotype), MendelScan or the popular VAAST.
Good luck!
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The traditional file management system is based on hierarchical trees. But this system is not so intuitive and fluid. Any context based user-adaptive system should make the users' end of the work easy when the person is organizing the files. Please suggest any related works in this field.
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There is some research on 3D desktops. It is based on the idea that humans have a very good spacial memory and can therefore easily memorize the location of items in a three dimensional "storage area". Microsoft published an article about it already in 1999, these days you can get 3D desktops for Ubuntu and Windows (and probably many other systems). If you search for "3D desktop" you'll find articles as well as software.
They are not file systems: the files are still organized in trees, but you get parallel access from your 3D desktop to the files you're working with.
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I am particularily interested in methods and tools which are characterized by the usage of some kind of model(s) which incorporate related context of the user and the environment. In the HCI domain these kinds of methods are known as "user-centred" or "inclusive design" methods.
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Hi!
Though aimed for testing and evaluation stages, a previous work of my group was focused on modeling user-system interaction being aware of the mobile context around the user. This model includes dynamic parameters about user-system interaction and about how the environment is changing during this process:
You can find the content of this paper in Chapter 6: Modeling and Evaluating Mobile Quality of Experience within my PhD thesis: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264194567_Enhancing_Software_Quality_and_Quality_of_Experience_through_User_Interfaces
Hope it can help you, or at least, help you find some related work references.
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The terms Physical User Interfaces and Tangible User Interfaces  are many times used interchangeably in the literature. In the last few years the TUI term is dominant, though.  I think that they have a subtle different meaning. Which are your thoughts? Is a TUI a particular case of PUI? Can they be used interchangeably or should we  be more careful when using each term?
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Daniel, I agree with you that physical user Interfaces are about generation and manipulation of (input/output) physical signals. For example, we have developed a leotard for gymnasts that informs them by buzzers if their body posture deviates from an ideal, and takes the information for this from the stretched sensors that are also integrated into the leotard. Kind regards, I.H.
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I need a software for MANET simulation. I like QualNet but its not freeware. If its possible I would rather like to have its licence. Otherwise let me know which is the best open source available that has a full graphical user interface.
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thank you for suggestions. I have some experience in NS2 so I think I will be working on that. I am looking into NetSim as well.
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Currently I am pursuing my research on Visualization techniques or methods that suits for Interactive dialogs especially when troubleshooting issues, in software application user interfaces. Can someone point me to research papers already existing in this domain?
Prakash.G
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this might be help in your search.
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Currently I am pursuing my research on Visualization techniques or methods that suits for Interactive dialogs especially when troubleshooting issues, in software application user interfaces. Can someone point me to research papers already existing in this domain?
Prakash.G
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Hi,
I'm currently working on an application (COMMON Tool) which helps researchers to visualize complex data from study of interactions between people working together.
This application is still currently in a prototype stage and is therefore not currently available.
For more information, visit the web site that presents this tool:
Unfortunately, this site is in French, the English version coming soon.
I specified this application on the basis on several research:
Bakeman, R., & Quera, V. (1995). Log-linear approaches to lag-sequential analysis when consecutive codes may and cannot repeat. Psychological Bulletin, 118(2), 272-284.
Bakeman, R. (2000). Behavioral observation and coding. In H. T. Reis & C. M. Judd (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in social and personality psychology. (pp. 138-159). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Jeong, Allan (2001). Sequential Analysis of Group Interaction and Critical Thinking
in Online Threaded Discussions. The American Journal of Distance Education, 17(1), 25-43.
Rohlfing, K., Loehr, D., Duncan, S., Brown, A., Franklin, A., Kimbara, I., . . . Wellinghoff, S. (2006). Comparison of multimodal annotation tools: Workshop report. Gesprächsforschung, 7, 99-123. 
Bakeman, R., & Quera, V. (2011). Coding schemes and observational measurement. Sequential analysis and observational methods for the behavioral sciences (pp. 13-25): Cambridge University Press.
Best regards,
Aurore Defays
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Most of the Tangible User Interfaces (TUI) are quite complex to build by common end users.
I was wondering if anyone has examples of TUIs that are meant to be built at home or placed 'on the wild', thus requiring minimum support?
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There is a project on tangible interface for carpenter apprentices (http://dualt.epfl.ch/page-115258-en.html).
Within that project, we tried out a web-version of the activity including objects that users built from printed-out paper. Here is the report:
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I particularly liked and studied:
Theory: Deterding et al, Csikszentmihaly on flow, Koster on fun (some) Mcgonigal (some), I have heard about Mary-Jo kim, Werbach, ‎Lazzaro.  
Actual studies, none that I am truly impressed with, as in studies that deal with what I call complex gamification beyond PBL (points, badges, leaderboards). Currently following Yukai Chou a self-prescribed pioneer. He has good info.
Any thoughts, ideas, or things about gamification you have found meaningful particularly relating to education?
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Prof Werbach has an online course on Coursera.com which you might interesting:
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QUIS (Questionnaire for User Interface Satisfaction)
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I use a modified QUIS, when appropriate.
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Recent trends tend to redirect user experience (ux) as subject that incorporated the subjects of graphic design, psychology, marketing as well as computer science.
When we design a user interface there is supposed to be usability testing as well as user interface that gives feelings to user such as feelings of interactivity, and positive and negative emotion to the application that we build.
What is trend uf ux as part of information system curriculum?
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You need to begin by giving a good definition of what an information system is.
If you are thinking of some kind of course then human computer interaction (HCI) would be a vital part of understanding of an information system. 90% of information system projects get cancelled. Very few of these few are cancelled because they're not technologically capable of delivering what was specified. The failure of 87% of Information Systems tends to attributed to user rejection (or lack of take up), that's after you exlcude the ones which don't implement what was actually required. Most of the major software disasters can be attributed to users/customers not being able to operate the system.
HP attributed  40% of downtime on super reliability services, down to operator errors. Documentation and training is another area which is high cost to most projects and these are frequently used to overcome limitations of the user interface. The savings of getting the human computer interaction right is potentially huge.
Failure to plan a good human computer  interface is a plan for the human computer interface to fail.
To clarify UX is A term typically reserved to cover both the direct digital experience and associated information (for example a paper user guide is not part of the user interface but is part of the user experiance).  
 
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Few of these tools support transformations from use case models to another analysis or design model. What is your opnion on why?
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What would such a fine-grained specification entail? A UML Use Case Model? A textual description as introduced by Jacobson? Or the more elaborate forms of e.g. Constantine or Cockburn?
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There is a "one handed operation" feature on Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, which allows users to shrink the display into a small thumb-reachable area. I'm wondering if Samsung published any research about it? Or is it borrowed from some research project?
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I guess its patented by samsung, their own creation. Thats all i can say as of now.
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Could someone point me towards some well documented evaluation methods/criteria for assessing the UX/UI of a newly developed website?
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As far as I know, there is no standard approach to usability evaluation. You have to find an approach that fits your system and objectives.
The System Usability Scale is an easy to use 10-item questionnaire eliciting opinion of test subjects and allowing for comparison with later versions or usability evaluations of other systems. It is however quite general. To identify potential for improvement focus groups may be more suitable than testing by individual subjects.
Some related research:
Davis, F. D. (1989). Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Ease of Use, and User Acceptance of Information Technology. MIS Q., 13(3), 319–340. doi:10.2307/249008
Bangor, A., Kortum, P. T., & Miller, J. T. (2008). An Empirical Evaluation of the System Usability Scale. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 24(6), 574–594. doi:10.1080/10447310802205776
Burton-Jones, A., & Straub, D. W. (2006). Reconceptualizing System Usage: An Approach and Empirical Test. Information Systems Research, 17(3), 228–246.
Palmer, J. W. (2002). Web Site Usability, Design, and Performance Metrics. Info. Sys. Research, 13(2), 151–167. doi:10.1287/isre.13.2.151.88