The GOMSerciser

At CHI'94 in Boston, Paul Dourish and I were standing around waiting for Ted O'Grady to emerge from a tutorial, so we could go to lunch. We were amused to notice the long, tired faces of the people in the room next door who'd got up early in the morning to attend a tutorial on GOMS. We joked about this over lunch with Carl Gutwin, and having nothing better to do later on, borrowed some facilities from the relatively unsuspecting Garry Beirne and Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, and documented the moment. The GOMSerciser was born. The result was 200 of the fliers below, distributed around the conference. Pass it on.