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Press coverage of Piccolo
  • International Press (Nov 2002 onwards) - International Children's Digital Library application.

  • "View With a Zoom: Browse and Zoom Digital Images in One Application" describes PhotoMesa on Sun's Java website August 1, 2001.

  • "Treemaps Bloom" describes PhotoMesa in Computerworld, July 2, 2001.

  • "Software for the 4th Dimension" describes TimeSearcher in Computerworld, June 4, 2001.

  • Jazz, KidPad and Fisheye menus in New Scientist magazine, August 12, 2000.

  • "Zoomin' Ahead" Computerworld, June 26, 2000.
  • Interview with Prof. Allison Druin
    On her work with children's technology in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - June 20, 2000

  • Once upon a time there was a hedgehog...
    An article in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter about the work of Ben Bederson and Allison Druin with children by Kerstin Lundell, August 26, 1999.

  • An interview with Ben Bederson by Sun Microsystems on their Java web site
    "Face-to-Face" (HTML)
    by Jon Byous, September 23, 1999.

  • HCIL, KidPad and Jazz Appeared on PBS: On Thursday, January 28, 1999, at 8pm, MPT presented a television segment entitled Maryland Sate of Mind. It highlights HCIL Professor Allison Druin's work with children.

  • An article about the work of HCIL Professors Allison Druin and Ben Bederson about their work with children appeared in the Baltimore Sun on Monday, December 21, 1998.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education on April 4th, 1997,
    "New Ways of Organizing Data Could Change Nature of Computers" (HTML)
    by Jeffrey R. Young

  • Nov'Art in February, 1997, a French Magazine sponsored by Art3000, a society devoted to integration of technology and art.

  • The New York Times Online (CyberTimes) on October 23rd, 1996,
    "Seeing the Forest of Knowledge for the Trees of Data" (HTML)
    by Ashley Dunn

  • The X Advisor, June 1995,
    "Peripheral Visions: Zooming Through Information Space on Pad++" by Gary Welz
    Postscript (256K), PDF (141K)