As you have probably gathered, I am really interested in Number Entry. I’ve been thinking a lot about how we enter numbers – whether we think of them as a series of digits, or as full numbers. This has implications for the way we might ask people to enter numbers on an interface. I was […]
To save me talking about my most recent published work for a second time, here’s a link to my Digit Distribution work on the CHI+MED project’s blog.
I was recently told a story by JW which made me reconsider by focus on purely digits and the decimal points. I now consider the comma to be an interesting character in the world of number entry. J explained how he was trying to set up a monthly payment online for a particular bill. He […]
If you’ve ever wondered what numbers people are typing into those funny machines whilst watching Casualty of a Saturday night, here is a video explaining some of the initial work I’ve done looking into the types of numbers used in hospitals. The results proved interesting with obvious patterns occurring with some of the digits – nought gets used A […]
I did some stand-up comedy based upon my research into number entry interfaces in hospitals. Don’t believe this can be done? See the video for proof.
I know the title might not sound that appealing but this is quite an interesting and widely documented phenomenon in the world of financial trading. Millions of dollars have been lost and entire markets brought down a few points due to a fat finger trade (FFT). What is a FFT then? A FFT is an error that occurs […]
Tony Leventhal received a shock in 2007 when his credit card company called to ask him about a rather large payment to the electricity company. It turns out a reasonable £170 bill had turned into one for a massive £17,000. Source BBC News. Full story. How might this have come about? Well we’ll put this one down to human […]