This is a brilliant cinematic masterpiece which expresses the zeitgeist of many in the department who want espresso, know it’s present-at-hand, but fail to be able to convert it to ready-at-hand. Watch, savor, react.
Posts Tagged ‘podcast’
Knowledge, Design, Method: Understanding Technology Design Methods across Cultural Settings - October 23rd, 2009
Teaching From Country seminar given this summer at the School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Charles Darwin University
“Projects like Teaching From Country exemplify an approach to culturally-sensitive information system design that depends on close partnership between different stakeholders and knowledge communities. These projects emphasize the deeply local practices that make technologies meaningful to particular communities, in contrast to the universalizing assumptions that lie behind many of the representational systems at the heart of information technology design. They also throw up important questions for the methods by which these systems are developed. In this talk, I will discuss ongoing research into the “portability” of technological design methods and design approaches (with a particular emphasis on interactive digital technologies) and discuss our work to date, which has looked in particular at design practice in India, using this to ground a conversation about the experience of the TfC project and potential relationships between the two.”
Tags: Australia, Charles Darwin University, design, India, Paul Dourish, podcast
|Posted: 10/23/09 8:52 am UTC by djp3 Make the First Comment|
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Skeuomorphs – Garnet Hertz – UC Irvine
“An ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object
when made from another material or by other techniques”
This event explored how cultural objects shift over time, with
each presenter exploring a single term related to patterns of cultural
Garnet Hertz is an interdisciplinary artist, Fulbright Scholar and is
an affiliate of the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and
Interaction in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine. He has
shown his work at several notable international venues in eleven
countries including Ars Electronica, DEAF and SIGGRAPH and was awarded
the prestigious 2008 Oscar Signorini Award in robotics. His research
is widely cited in academic publications, and popular press on his
workhas disseminated through 25 countries including The New York
Times, Wired, The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, NBC, CBS, TV Tokyo
and CNN Headline News.
Tags: art, award, design, Fulbright, Garnet Hertz, podcast
|Posted: 6/29/09 9:51 am UTC by djp3 Make the First Comment|
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Persuasive Technologies, Ecotopian Agendas, and the Morality of Consumption: Rethinking the Relationship between Human-Computer Interaction and Environmental Sustainability
This is a rebroadcast of the Friday Informatics Seminar hosted March 20, 2009 at 3:15pm in 6011 Donald Bren Hall
Professor, Department of Informatics
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Many HCI researchers have recently begun to examine the opportunities to use ICTs to promote environmental sustainability and ecological consciousness on the part of technology users. In particular, contemporary technologies — including mobile devices and ambient displays — can be imagined to provide opportunities for reflection on personal and collective action, or for monitoring and visualization of behaviour and its relationship to environmental change. These efforts exploit recent explorations of the use of computers as persuasive technologies in domains such as health and fitness.
In this talk, I want to examine the limits of this work as currently construed. In particular, I want to argue that the framing of environmental consciousness in terms of personal moral choice has three problems. First, it commits to a form of ecological utopianism whose internal contradictions make it a questionable basis for practical action; second, it implicitly adopts a model of ecological market capitalism that may be as much a source of problem as one of solutions, and, third, it systematically closes off areas of inquiry that reach beyond individual morality and consumption. By drawing on research on ecological politics and the political economy of environmentalism, I’ll suggest some new directions for the relationship between sustainability and HCI.
Tags: HCI, Paul Dourish, podcast, sustainability
|Posted: 6/23/09 4:05 pm UTC by djp3 Make the First Comment|
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If you click on the “iTunes Podcast” link on the upper right, you can subscribe to audio and video content from the LUCI lab through the iTunes store now. It was broken. Apple support technicians helped us to clean up our records in the database. Now anything we record shows up in your iPod with nary a lift of your finger (after lifting a finger to subscribe). The content is still a little raw, but it’s flowing at least….
|Posted: 6/23/09 4:00 pm UTC by djp3 Add Your Comment|
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Congratulations to Kah Liu on passing his Master’s Thesis defense! He passed a few weeks ago, but we wanted to put video up!
Thesis: Measuring Display Interaction in Presence of Context Information
Don Patterson (Chair)
Traditional directory kiosks present users with common facilities information that may be difficult to understand because it is out of the context of the user. Our study implements contextual information onto a kiosk display and studies the user interaction with context information.
Our study is separated into four phases to precisely measure the interactions of the
traditional kiosk display system and compare the results to the interactions on a
contextual kiosk system. Phase One was designed to establish a baseline for the
interactions with the traditional display. Phase Two determined the effects of moving the display in location with a higher amount of traffic. Phase Three studied the interactions with a contextual display with search and compared the quantitative data with the previous phases. Phase four is exit interviews to gather qualitative data on the contextual kiosk display.
Our results show that contextual data is welcomed by patrons of the display. However,
there are many concerns surrounding the validity, generalization, and subjectivity of the information. Many felt uncomfortable using the context due to their unfamiliarity with
the system. Even with concerns, patrons used context more when it was available and
interviewees rated a contextual display higher than a display with traditional facilities
Tags: Donald J. Patterson, Gillian R. Hayes, kiosk, podcast
|Posted: 6/16/09 12:42 pm UTC by djp3 Make the First Comment|
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The Informatics Seminar is held on Fridays at 3:00pm in ICS2 136 followed by a social hour at 4:00pm. This week’s social hour will also be a chance to meet with faculty candidate Tapan Parikh. Please join us!
This week’s Informatics Seminar speaker will be Professor Werner Beuschel.
Abstract: Recent system developments in the realm of Social Software and
Web x.0 created high hopes in many application areas. But is there a way
from the buzz to concepts? In this talk I will seek an answer focusing on
the potenzial of Social Software to support informal learning processes
within a curriculum. But before we try to develop new practices of
learning through Social Software we should explore our understanding of
the terms in order to gain common ground for devising and evaluating
concepts. This leads us to the question whether there actually is a
research field above and beyond the current collection of applications
like Weblogs, Podcasts, Wikis or social networking systems. The answer I
want to develop provides a perspective in terms of a media view. With
any analytical approach we should also be reminded of the interdependency
between theoretical understanding and subsequent findings. Some examples
of professional social networking systems, originating in Germany, are
used to illustrate the media perspective. A variety of student projects
under development then serves to explore issues and dilemmas of informal
learning concepts. Among the systems are a Web-based frame for
personalizable homepages, a review system for students’ homework, and
the Europe-wide project “Directly to the Chancellor”.
Biography: Werner is professor of information management at the
University of Applied Sciences in Brandenburg, Germany. He acquired
his Ph.D. in computer science in 1987 from the Technical University of
Berlin. Most recently he was on the board of directors for the 5-year
federal project “Virtual University of Applied Sciences”. More than
600 students are now enrolled in its various online-curricula. Ever
since working at ICS as a post-doc, Werner was a regular visitor many
times, currently staying with the department of Informatics during
winter and spring. His research interests are CSCL, Social Software,
and Collaborative Virtual Environments.
Tags: AI, app, art, blogs, Ph.D., pod, podcast, STEM, USC
|Posted: 2/27/07 10:07 am UTC by djp3 Make the First Comment|
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Ken Anderson discusses Intel’s work at understanding technology in transitional spaces.
There is a podcast attached to this entry. Get it through http by clicking here.
Tags: CHI, Intel, Ken Anderson, LUCI, pod, podcast
|Posted: 1/22/07 6:52 am UTC by djp3 Make the First Comment|
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