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Colloquium - McCrickard

Making Claims in Interaction Design: Following Knowledge Trails Toward Informed Solutions
Virginia Tech

The portability and computing power of mobile technology provide ways for people to have constant access to information, and many domains have specialized problems and user populations that can benefit from shared design knowledge. This talk examines how the capture and reuse of claims can help share knowledge across diverse user populations, resulting in measurably better user interfaces for emerging mobile platforms. The talk will highlight examples of claims reuse (and more generally knowledge reuse) from the last 100 years, projecting how today's knowledge-sharing tools and environments could leverage lessons from these examples.

Scott McCrickard is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and a member of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech. He is currently on sabbatical for the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research is on the design of mobile interfaces, toward understanding how designers capture, share, and reuse design knowledge. He has received best paper awards from the Internet Research Journal, the IFIP Interact Conference, and the Advances in Computer-Human Interactions Conference. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in mathematical science, and his MS and PhD degrees from Georgia Tech in computer science.

Hosted by Clayton Lewis.

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