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IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Scott Davidoff
Issue Date:July 2012
Researchers recently gathered at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, to share their accomplishments at the 13th annual ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. This multidisciplinary conference featured advances in sensing technologies and activity-recog...
A fieldwork of the future with user enactments
Found in: Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '12)
By Anind K. Dey, Jodi Forlizzi, John Zimmerman, Min Kyung Lee, Scott Davidoff, William Odom
Issue Date:June 2012
Designing radically new technology systems that people will want to use is complex. Design teams must draw on knowledge related to people's current values and desires to envision a preferred yet plausible future. However, the introduction of new technology...
Mechanical hijacking: how robots can accelerate UbiComp deployments
Found in: Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing (UbiComp '11)
By Alex S. Taylor, Nicolas Villar, Scott Davidoff, Shahram Izadi
Issue Date:September 2011
The complexities and costs of deploying Ubicomp applications seriously compromise our ability to evaluate such systems in the real world. To simplify Ubicomp deployment we introduce the robotic pseudopod (P.Pod), an actuator that acts on mechanical switche...
Learning patterns of pick-ups and drop-offs to support busy family coordination
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11)
By Anind K. Dey, Brian D. Ziebart, John Zimmerman, Scott Davidoff
Issue Date:May 2011
Part of being a parent is taking responsibility for arranging and supplying transportation of children between various events. Dual-income parents frequently develop routines to help manage transportation with a minimal amount of attention. On days when fa...
Routine as resource for the design of learning systems
Found in: Proceedings of the 12th ACM international conference adjunct papers on Ubiquitous computing - Adjunct (Ubicomp '10 Adjunct)
By Scott Davidoff
Issue Date:September 2010
Even though the coordination of kids' activities is largely successful, the modern dual income family still regularly experiences breakdowns in their practices. Families often rely on routines to help them coordinate when plans prove less effective. Routin...
How routine learners can support family coordination
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '10)
By Anind K. Dey, John Zimmerman, Scott Davidoff
Issue Date:April 2010
Researchers have detailed the importance of routines in how people live and work, while also cautioning system designers about the importance of people's idiosyncratic behavior patterns and the challenges they would present to learning systems. We wish to ...
The book as user interface: lowering the entry cost to email for elders
Found in: CHI '05 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '05)
By Carson Bloomberg, Ian Anthony R. Li, Jennifer Mankoff, Scott Davidoff, Susan R. Fussell
Issue Date:April 2005
Substantial stumbling blocks confront computer-illiterate elders. We introduce a novel user interface technology to lower these start up costs: the book as user interface, or BUI. Book pages contain both step-by-step instructions and tangible controls, tur...
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