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Mind Meld in Group Decision Making
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Mind Meld in Group Decision Making

Social computing remains a hot research topic, and basic research on understanding group decision making and conditions under which crowdsourcing can lead to advantages...

Why Is Great Design So Hard (Part Two)?
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Why Is Great Design So Hard (Part Two)?

Previously, I asked the question of why great design is so hard to integrate in organizations. In this article, I take a look at how Apple does design, and what...

Remembering Internet Dogs
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Remembering Internet Dogs

An iconic cartoon by Peter Steiner, which appeared in The New Yorker in 1993, captured the nature of the nascent Internet. It shows a dog seated at a computer,...

Evaluating the Success of Mentoring Programs
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Evaluating the Success of Mentoring Programs

Can HCI evaluation methods help to assess the effectiveness of mentoring programs for women?

Why Is Great Design So Hard?
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Why Is Great Design So Hard?

Why is good design so hard to accomplish for organizations? People are coming to the realization that design really matters, but it's not that they don't want to...

Interface Design For New Mothers
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Interface Design For New Mothers

Why is there so little research into interface design for new mothers? Interface designers—hear my cry! Here are some pointers for designing interfaces for mothers...

2010 Edition of Campus Party Colombia
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2010 Edition of Campus Party Colombia

A quick look at this special event in Colombia at which people breathe, eat, and sweat technology.

CFP: Intelligent Transportation Systems
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CFP: Intelligent Transportation Systems

One of the goals of this years Computers Freedom and Privacy conference is to ask the question, "Can we be 'smart' and private?"  Wednesday's panel onIntellegent...

CFP: Activism and Social Networking Advocating For Privacy
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CFP: Activism and Social Networking Advocating For Privacy

The Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference (CFP) continued Tuesday afternoon with a panel called Activism and Social Networking: Advocating for Privacy.  Panelists...

Virtual Education: One More Step to Close the Gap
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Virtual Education: One More Step to Close the Gap

Is virtual education a feasible option to deliver rich educational contents to country side zones where no traditional schools are available?

Choosing Successful Research
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Choosing Successful Research

How to choose research projects that are more likely to be successful.

Malvertisements Growing as Online Security Threat
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Malvertisements Growing as Online Security Threat

Malvertisements are attempts to inject malware and scareware into advertisements, leveraging the reach that advertising networks have. This blog entry examines...

Consumerization of IT and Research
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Consumerization of IT and Research

When a corporate, government, or university IT department of the 1970s debated an upgrade to its IBM S/370 mainframes, it is doubtful that the IT director was in...

Robots After Roomba: The Ethics of Electronic Companions
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Robots After Roomba: The Ethics of Electronic Companions

As robots become woven into the fabric of daily life, what ethical issues will the world face?

What Makes a Good HCI Systems Paper?
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What Makes a Good HCI Systems Paper?

 Proposing a standard for reviewing HCI systems papers.

World of Warcraft-Playing Professors
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World of Warcraft-Playing Professors

Are academics taking serious games too seriously?

Social Media and the Twitter Backchannel at CHI2010
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Social Media and the Twitter Backchannel at CHI2010

A marked difference at CHI 2010 compared to last year is the amount of research around social media and the use of social media during the conference.  These practices...

CHI 2010: ­User Interfaces Learn a Thing or Two
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CHI 2010: ­User Interfaces Learn a Thing or Two

The 2010 conference in Human Factors in Computing Systems has seen a noticeable uptick in projects on and engagement with machine learning.

CHI 2010 Opening Plenary: Thinking About Messy Futures
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CHI 2010 Opening Plenary: Thinking About Messy Futures

"Messy Futures: Culture, Technology and Research" was the title of Genevieve Bell’s opening plenary speech at CHI 2010, and it gave attendees a plethora of facts...

Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (part 2): Programmable Bracelets
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Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (part 2): Programmable Bracelets

Some thoughts about novel ways to attract girls to study computing: e-textiles and computational crafts.
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