Category Archives: Research

Posts related to my PhD research.

Summer update: Outdoor mobility & Pachuino

I will try to update on my research more frequently from now on like when I used to write about my WiiPaint project. At the end of the week, it really helps to regroup my thoughts and remind myself what I have (or haven’t) accomplished. Outdoor mobility project People spend 5% of their time outdoors. […]
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Emotional design and social interfaces

Earlier today, I watched Objectified, a great documentary about industrial design.  It reminded me of how permanently-built and unsustainable many material things are, and how easy it is for us to form emotional attachments to objects with personal stories that we then are reluctant to part with.  At the same time, I was thinking about different […]
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Research focus, v.1

Last semester, I talked with my advisor, Jodi, about what I wanted to focus on for my research.  I decided that I liked WiiPaint’s research question, and tweaked it to ask broader questions such as: – How can we encourage people to approach and engage with technology in public spaces? – How can ambient technology […]
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Social interaction in ad-hoc communities

In preparation for my graduate school statement, I have been reflecting a lot on what I am excited and passionate about in HCI.  I encountered several ideas along the way that all point to something I called ‘local social collaboration,’ which with the help of my advisor Orit Shaer, was reworded to ‘social interaction in […]
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