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Colloquium - Churchill

Hunches, Heuristics and Data (or, the Art and Science of Principled Design)
Yahoo! Research

In this talk I will talk about past, current and future work in the Internet Experiences Group at Yahoo! Research. I will demo a number of prototypes including Zync which enables real time sharing of video in instant messenger and 4cast, an alpha prototype that supports social predictions. In each case, I will talk about the inspiration behind as well as the evaluation of these prototypes and products.

Dr. Elizabeth Churchill is a Principal Research Scientist and manager of the Internet Experiences group at Yahoo! Research. Originally a psychologist by training, throughout her career Elizabeth has focused on understanding the ways in which people interact -- whether their interactions are primarily face to face or are technologically mediated. She has published within the areas of theoretical and applied psychology, cognitive science, human-computer interaction and computer supported cooperative work. Elizabeth has a BSc in Experimental Psychology, an MSc in Knowledge Based Systems, both from the University of Sussex, and a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Cambridge. She regularly teaches at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Information. In 2010, she was recognised as a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery. She is the current Vice President of the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SigCHI).

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)