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User Acceptance Testing

User Acceptance Testing or UAT is another term for Beta Testing. It is the period of time when the software - be it a virtual world, a graphical image editor, driver suite, or any other part of the process - is not quite ready yet. It is almost there, but not quite and there are still a fair few bugs or unknown factors involved.

Beta testing is thus releasing the software to the userbase or a select portion of the userbase to test it out free of charge and with the understanding there will be bugs, and any bugs encountered are to be reported back.

As a side-note, some virtual environment manufacturers are infamous for paid beta testing – releasing the new version as a pay-for product, and thus having their beta testers unwittingly pay to test extremely buggy software. Always avoid the temptation to go down this route, as practically nothing will lose you customers more quickly than the userbase figuring out that this is what you are doing.

See Also: Alpha Testing

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Large Image Display: Chrysalis: Natural User Interface in Surveilance
Part two of a short series looking at the French film Chrysalis (2007)'s take on Natural User Interfaces. This focusses on a slightly more advanced form of touchscreen display; dealing with video data in such a way as to feel totally natural, even to a non-computer-user.

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Business Integration for games: An introduction to online games and e-business infrastructure
This article is a mark of the acceptance of virtual worlds as the future of the interactive entertainment industry. Written by IBM, to promote their new range of dedicated services, it looks at the new business models required by this industry, the massive hurdles to overcome, and suggests ways of minimising them with minimal extra work by you.

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When even industry insiders think of virtual reality systems, and of the data visualisation sector in particular, it's the larger, multi-user data worlds with relatively exotic hardware that tend to leap straight into mind, as opposed to the single user software suites that process and display data in 2D or 3D form.

This book is basically a combined encyclopaedia of design from four HCI experts, on how to design three dimensional user interfaces, where the depth axis is suddenly critically important. They build on existing 2D paradigms, but recognise that some ? like WIMP ? are almost totally destabilised by the third axis.

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Brain prosthesis passes live tissue test
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Industry news, originally posted 14-11-2004. The world?s first hippocampus prosthesis has passed the first stages of live testing.

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When a Biochip Lab is not enough: Massively parallel Biochip Labs
Biochip laboratories are a long way from standard equipment in every doctor's office, of course. The technology has left the lab, but only just. Still, there is plenty of room for improvement. After all, what do you do when testing hundreds of samples all at once, is just not enough? Why you increase the throughput!

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18-Foot Wide Super-HD Multi-User Multitouch Display
On September 8th 2009, Obscura Digital installed the first display of its kind, at the Hard Rock cafe in Las Vegas, US. This display is a dynamically resizing, dynamically multi-user, multitouch display wall.

World Review: My SecureCyberspace
World Review: My SecureCyberspace welcome screen
My SecureCyberspace is the product of Carnegie Mellon University. Designed as an environment for children to learn responsible internet habits from, it is a single-user, flash-based environment. Not a virtual world as such, it is more of a game, which teaches responsible, safe behaviour when in multi-user virtual environments.
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Robot Researcher For Glass-Glues
Computerised researchers are becoming an increasing trend it would seem. We've seen an increase in recent years of drug-testing robots and automated researchers. Glass researchers are apparently the latest field to be hit with the automation bug.

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CYCLOPS - Robot Blind Person
CYCLOPS is a novel robot, with a noble purpose. Created by researchers at the California Institute of Technology, it is designed to be used as a surrogate for blind persons in the testing of visual prostheses.


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July 6 ? 8, 2009
Banff, Alberta, Canada

The 20th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (MS 2009) will be a major forum for international researchers and practitioners interested in all areas of mo...

Researchers at Hurel Corporation have reached a major milestone in their quest to create a chip to replace skin allergy testing on animals. Working with cosmetics firm L'Oreal, Hurel has developed a working microfluidic portion of the chip...

In many places, should the unthinkable happen and a serious emergency arise, citizens are alerted via the TV and radio. How 20th century. New York, however, are going a little more modern, and adding gaming networks to the list.

CableLabs has begun testing the first set of DOCSIS 3.0 gear, as five companies have submitted cable modems to the organisation for official approval.

The standard replaces DOCSIS 1.1 as the industry standard. DOCSIS 2.0 nev...

Microsoft's "Manual Deskterity" combines touch and pen for a more natural user experience working with Microsoft Surface (tabletop touchscreen) and newer versions of Windows 7 tablet.

Microsoft?s aims are to combine pen an...