December 9, 2006
One of my good friends, Greg H, runs zoo-m, and they’ve just launched TimeToMeet after its beta period. TimeToMeet is a beautifully done webapp that solves a simple, yet recurring problem: scheduling meetings or meet-ups with multiple people’s schedules. It integrates with Google Calendar, iCal and Outlook (and actually enables viewing Outlook and iCal calendars in Google Calendar as an added benefit) and doesn’t require your invitees to sign up – they just follow a link in an email.
One nice feature is the ability to set-up a “Personal Secretary” URL so others can schedule time with you of their own initiative; for example, mine is here. The application uses a “painting” metaphor for adding and removing time slots for which you are available. All in all, TimeToMeet really nails the simplicity / power balance, and does so while looking pretty great.
August 23, 2006
Proceedings are out and it looks like the Stanford HCI lab’s going to have a nice showing at Ubicomp:
- Interactive Gigapixel Prints: Large, Paper-Based Interfaces for Visual Context and Collaboration by Ron B. Yeh, Joel Brandt, Jonas Boli and Scott Klemmer
- Wizard of Oz Sketch Animation for Experience Prototyping by Bjorn Hartmann, Scott Doorley, Sohyeong Kim, Parul Vora
- PALette: Connecting Kids Through Tangible Color-Mixing Nan Gao, Ben Ilegbodu, Nundu JanakiRam
- LightCast: A Tangible User Interface Creativity Support Tool for Visual Design June Zhang
- Reducing Clutter on Tabletop Groupware Systems with Tangible Drawers Björn Hartmann, Meredith Morris Ringel, Anthony Cassanego
- Diamond’s Edge: From Notebook to Table and Back Again Michael Bernstein, Avi Robinson-Mosher, Ron Yeh, Scott Klemmer
- FlutterbyNet: Distributed Logbook Collaboration Isabelle Kim, Lora Oehlberg, Ashley Rayner
Awesome work coming out of the CS294H class last quarter – that’s four posters from one class! Maybe we should have submitted our real-time calendar system. Congrats to all. Check out the work going on at the HCI lab for more.