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Taking Measure

Just a Standard Blog

Brian Stanton

As a cognitive scientist in the Visualization and Usability Group at NIST, Brian Stanton investigates usability and security issues ranging from password rules and analysis to privacy concerns. Brian has also worked on biometric projects for the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team, and with latent fingerprint examiners. Brian feels strongly about good design communicating function. He doesn't want others to suffer the embarrassment of asking how to start a keyless car like he did on his last business trip. Thanks rental car guy!

Bringing Clarity to the Cloud

Doors that are obviously meant to be pushed not pulled, footprints painted on the floor telling you where to stand at the airport—these are examples of good