7 Apr 2008
Technology fascinates me. Specially what is human about it. Of course I will be glad to appreciate fancy algorithms, mind-twisting cool user interfaces, super fast hardwares, SDKs, etc. But what I really like experimenting is the way all this relates to the human nature, social interactions, alternative interfaces, accessibility, usability, UX and such. This mindset helps me think of concepts even before dueling with technological feasibility of a particular project. Also, I am often unable to detach work from many of my hobbies such as music playing, illustration, etc. It all combines in one package, given the fact that I enjoy what I do. It rarely feels like work. But on a 'short description about myself' around here, I should probably just go ahead and say: I have been mainly working with S60 devices these past few years. Symbian, JavaME and Qt doer. Nokia Technology Institute has been my employer for the past seven years and the place for the projects/pet-experiments I have been involved. Jackson Feijó. Computer Scientist.
Symbian C++, Java, MeeGo Harmattan, Qt, Symbian, Usability, Windows Phone
- Nokia Wireless Presenter - a project managed by Andrea Ketzer and Sebastian Graf (Application and Content SW Technical Management), from Nokia Germany in Ulm. It was entirely developed in INdT (where I work). Nokia had only to provide the prototype devices (where the application would be pre-installed) and do some sw testing. Nokia Wireless Presenter is an application that allows users to control a Power Point presentation using their mobile phone. It can also be used to control Windows Media Player, Winamp, Desktop, etc. http://europe.nokia.com/get-support-and-software/product-support/nokia-6131/pc-software/wireless-presenter - "Europa Project” - Richcall Proof-of-Concept - Developed for Nokia NET. Europa is a richcall Symbian mobile application. It is a session-based real-time communication application including group capabilities and multiple media components." - Nokia Magnifier application (over 70,000 downloads in two months) utilizes the existing camera functionality on your Nokia S60 phone. It can be used to improve readability in every-day life situations such as reading "fine print". Anyone who has difficulty seeing "fine print" or small objects can benefit from using this application readily available on their S60 phone. This project was developed for Nokia Accessibility department, under the management of Raouf Bortcosh, who is now working for Maemo platform in Finland. http://betalabs.nokia.com/betas/view/nokia-magnifier - Nokia Data Gathering is a data collection platform, developed for the Nokia Community Involvement department. - Nokia Education Delivery is classroom support technology, where you can download videos from a catalog and connect it to the TV, using the TV-out system on the phone. It was, developed for the Nokia Community Involvement department.
Books and other publications
- Published Academic Research - Improving Static Print Design Readability Using Mobile Reading Filters - published in Human-Computer Interaction International conference proceedings, here: http://www.springer.com/computer/user+interfaces/book/978-3-642-02709-3 and here: http://www.springer.com/computer/user+interfaces/book/978-3-642-02944-8
- Usability and Performance Rules of Thumb for Mobile Java Developers - Speaking at Sun Microsystems’s Mobile Media and Embedded Developer Days, at Santa Clara, CA, USA. January 2009 - https://developerdays.dev.java.net/nonav/agenda.html - Mobile Communications for Social and Environmental benefits - Speaking at Sun Microsystems’s Mobile and Embedded Developer Days, at Santa Clara, CA, USA. January 2008 - https://developerdays.dev.java.net/nonav/Jan2008/sessions.html - Improving Static Print Design Readability Using Mobile Reading Filters - Speaking at ACM's Human-Computer Interaction International at San Diego, CA, USA, July 2009 - http://www.hcii2009.org/program.php - Using Mobile Reading Filters to Improving Fine Print Readability - Speaking at ACM's Human-Computer Interaction International - Designing for people who do not read easily workshop - Liverpool, England, September 2008 - www.hci2008.org
Honors and Awards
• Hackathon at Nokia World 2010 winner! :) • Honorable Mention at Calling All Innovators ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, for Audio Aid application. AudioAid is a mobile accessibility application that allows users to control the interface of the phone by blowing at it. Disabled users who are not able to use their hands to control their phone will have access to mobile technology again. This is a proof-of-concept on how audio processing can be used for interface controlling. Other gaming and multimedia purposes are feasible. • Forum Nokia Champion – 2007, 2008 and 2009. • First place on admission exam for Computer Science course at Universidade do Amazonas.