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Glennan Carnie

Glennan Carnie

Technical Consultant at Feabhas Ltd
Glennan is an embedded systems and software engineer with over 20 years experience, mostly in high-integrity systems for the defence and aerospace industry.

He specialises in C++, UML, software modelling, Systems Engineering and process development.
Glennan Carnie

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I came across a wonderfully counter-intuitive piece of user interface design this week.

The room I was in had a sliding shutter (that, for reasons best known to the architects, opened into the main building and not outside).  The two halves of the shutter are controlled independently – that is, you can close one side or the other, or both.  Each shutter is controlled with independent switch panels.

Common sense would suggest a single rocker switch: pushing one side would close the […]

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