Having already showcased a preliminary demo of the XamlBoard product on the Developer Week exhibition, the public beta version of Centigrade´s XamlBoard is now available for download. XamlBoard 0.9.79 does not only represent the first publicly available version of XamlBoard – moreover, Centigrade expands its yet Java-oriented product portfolioby its first .NET-aimed product.
This year’s HCI International takes place in Las Vegas from 21.07. to 26.07. The conference objective is to provide an international forum for scientific exchange in the domain of Human-Computer Interaction. In this context, theoretical and applied aspects of Cognitive Ergonomics, Virtual and Mixed Reality, Online Communities, Social Computing and Human Centered Design are discussed.
Martin Hesseler, interaction designer at Centigrade, participates in the conference with a paper and presentation on Trust Assurances and online trust. During a study, an instrument for eliciting trust during online transactions has been developed and was subsequently employed in an experiment. The experiment aimed at examining the influence of “quality seals” on users and their behavior.
Martin Hesseler: “E-Commerce is becoming more and more ubiquitous. When commercial transactions are conducted online, the issue of trust gains importance. Therefore, tools for assessing this online trust have to be developed and factors that influence it have to be identified. With our work, my co-authors and I want to contribute to this effort.”
As in previous years, Centigrade is involved in the UXcamp Europe 2013 in Berlin. The annual camp on user experience will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of June and is held under the slogan “No spectators, just participants”. The topics range from information architecture and interaction design to visual design and user interface development. All visitors are encouraged to actively participate in the BarCamp through lectures, discussions and presentations.
Striving to “help people help themselves” the volunteers of German-Ghanaian NGO Boa Nnipa proactively work on projects within Ghana. To maximize the sustainability of their work the young and dynamic team focuses on supporting the Ghanaian civil society in developing self-determined strategies in the areas of health education, school education and training, as well as raising awareness for general political and social issues, and thereby initiating participation among Ghanaians.