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Wizard of Oz prototyping

Wizard of Oz prototyping is a tactic used by developers to give the appearance that an application or program has been completely automated when, in fact, it hasn't. More

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"A famous early Wizard of Oz study was the 'listening typewriter' simulation of a speech recognition interface where the user's spoken input was typed into a word processor by a human typist located in another room." -- Jakob Nielsen

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    SMAC technologies are currently driving business innovation. What does SMAC stand for?
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    wetware

    The term wetware, a synonym for people, was inspired by the fact that the human brain is composed of about 75% water.