RAC naming

Ron Owston ROwston at edu.yorku.ca
Wed Aug 27 17:59:15 UTC 2008

Actually, the original name I gave to the recording module for VULab was
Remote Activity Capture (RAC). Yes, emphasizing remote is critical
because, although snapshots of the user's screen are stored locally, they
are automatically uploaded to the VULab server and then deleted locally.
They are then turned into video on the server. We avoided the use of
"capture" in the name because there are so many capture programs around
and this one is fundamentally different. I suppose you could say that the
RAC is a "screen scraper". Any other thoughts on the name?
Ron Owston 

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>I like Anastasia's choice of word "Activity" because it doesn't sound
>like a
>technical tool.
>Just some more suggestions...
>- Remote Interface Capture
>- Remote Interaction Capture
>Jonathan Hung / jonathan.hung at utoronto.ca
>University of Toronto - ATRC
>Tel: (416) 946-3002
>On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 9:35 AM, Anastasia Cheetham
><a.cheetham at utoronto.ca>wrote:
>> On 26-Aug-08, at 12:02 AM, David Makalsky wrote:
>> > Remote Access Capture (RAC).
>> Ok, just brainstorming:
>> Is it actually Remote? Is it web-based, with the files stored
>> somewhere other than the actual user's computer?
>> Regarding the word 'access' or 'accessibility': I think
>> 'accessibility' is certainly overloaded, and doesn't *seem* to apply
>> here. I'm not sure of the motivation for the word 'access'?
>> 'Capture' seems quite appropriate in this context.
>> Assuming that the tool is remote, and that the remoteness is, in fact,
>> a selling point:
>> Remote Usability Capture Tool (RUCT? ok, maybe not)
>> Remove Usability Testing Tool (RUTT? hm, not much better)
>> Remote Capture
>> Remove Activity Capture (RAC)
>> ok, now really veering into left field...
>> Usability-at-a-Distance
>> Usability Spy
>> Ok, I'll stop now :-)
>> --
>> Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
>> Software Designer, Fluid Project    http://fluidproject.org
>> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto

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