Tuesday, July 15, 2014
ACI’14 - Animal-Computer Interaction: Pushing Boundaries beyond ‘Human’
Workshop, NordiCHI’14, 27th October 2014, Helsinki
CALL FOR PAPERS
An increasing body of work originating from within the HCI community is shaping the emerging discipline of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI), aiming to: study the interaction between animals, technology and humans in naturalistic settings; develop user-centered technology that supports animals and interspecies relationships; inform user-centered approaches to the design of technology intended for animals.
The ACI’14 workshop aims to bring together researchers who have worked in areas relate to or are interested in ACI, from within HCI or other relevant disciplines. Through a range of collaborative activities (including short presentations, group design exercises and plenary discussions) the workshop will explore issues relevant to ACI, for example in relation to accessibility, methodology and ethics.
We invite position papers - up to four pages in ACM extended abstract format - on theories, applications and practices related, for example, to: interaction modalities for diverse sensorial apparatuses, cognitive capabilities, and ergonomic characteristics; methodologies potentially useful for researching, designing or evaluating multispecies technology; ethical frameworks and approaches possibly appropriate for working with humans and other animals. Email submissions to: Clara.Mancini@open.ac.uk
Deadline for workshop papers: August 14, 2014
Notifications of acceptance: September 11, 2014
Workshop dates: October 27, 2014
Clara Mancini, The Open University
Oskar Juhlin, Stockholm University
Adrian David Cheock, City University London
Janet van der Linden, The Open University
Shaun Lawson, University of Lincoln
For more information about NordiCHI’14 workshops:
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Sunday, May 25, 2014
EMTM, since 2004. This is the last year of the program and I decided to provide all my class notes on the web. They can be found at my personal web site. I hope you find it useful.
Some statistics from my involvement int he program: taught 26 trimesters involving 126, 3 hour lectures.
I hope you enjoy the material. More posts soon, I have a backlog finally. Later!
Monday, December 23, 2013
Although the article tries to make user stories more complex than they should be, it is a great discussion of them and does start a debate on what should and should not be included and why.
More coming now that I have some time to think. Also heating up my soldering iron to attack some of the kickstarter kits I received. More here or on the aging hacker chronicles Later!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
The book takes the reader through the process using the app to illustrate the steps in the process: Research, Insight, Concept and Design. Throughout she provides sage advice on when to delve deeper and when to let it go. She also focuses on behavior and behavior change. A quote from page 125:
Based on what we know about the users and the environment, what does a [new way of living and behaving] look like?This illustrates the constant strong emphasis on behavior change and not just cranking out an app. The book is lavishly illustrated and I do recommend it highly especially for folks interested in usability or in their early years. Do not get it if you want a comprehensive survey of Usability. Do get it if after reading the comprehensive books listed above you want to then actually focus on usability in your next project.
Bottom line is that I do highly recommend it. In fact, I am going to use it in my HCI class in 2014.
It has been a while sicn eI posted on this site, hope to do better! Later,
Monday, August 12, 2013
Although I have not been fortunate in generating much discussion, hope springs eternal. My topic for this post is, "What version of Python are you using?" I have been sticking to 2.7 since OpenStack uses it. Would anyone recommend learn 3+ or should I wait?
Please note this was originally posted on my Aging Hacker blog but it is very appropriate for this blog too. Recall my admonition to learn at least one language a year and learning python is a must.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
http://www.stemedcoalition.org/ is a very special organization to
increasing technical literacy in the US by enriching the education in
k-12. I think a crucial component to this literacy is code literacy.
Others may disagree, but learning to code is and coding are truly
transforming and exhilarating. One of my Stevens students, recommended
an excellent short video
which captures many of these thoughts much better than I can articulate
them. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Later
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Will my subject tagline, "iPad experience revives market for real books!" appear in a newspaper article in the next few years?
my experience is any judge, there is at least a chance. I've noticed
that when using my iPad if I come across a boring part of a novel or a
tech book, rather than plowing through it, I often revert to web browing
or playing a game. The result is I read less. I ma now combating this
by using ereaders and dare I say, real books!
Am I just an anachronism or does anyone else share my experience?
ps- also posted in my google group, software experience