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Colloquium - Sullivan, Banasiak and Messick

 
9/10/2008
11:30am-1:00pm
DLC 170

Social-Technical Tools for Sensemaking and Sketching
Department of Computer Science
College of Architecture and Planning
Christopher D. Messick
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sensemaking is a deliberate effort to understand events or information, and a sketch is a drawing or composition that is not intended as a finished work. This presentation will discuss two prototype social-technical tools that were designed to support collaborative sensemaking and sketching:

  • FireFly: a wireless, multi-user LED pen interface for sketching; and

  • SketchBook: an application for collaborative sketching and diagrammatic reasoning.

This presentation will discuss the motivation for sensemaking and sketching in the architectural domain, demonstrate the FireFly and SketchBook prototypes, and present findings from an evaluation study involving a design charette and twenty-one architecture students.

Sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning & Design.


The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

 
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