CS 547: Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (2007-2008)

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Augmented Social Cognition

Length: 84 minutesAuthor: BurmeseHeartsComplexity: Standard


Augmented Social Cognition is trying to understand the enhancement of a group of people’s ability to remember, think, and reason

Designing a Health Care Interface

Length: 87 minutesAuthor: BurmeseHeartsComplexity: Standard


Even more fragmented than American health care is the management of health care information. Faced with a barrage of poorly organized health information, physicians and other clinicians must sift through uninspired displays to glean pearls of information necessary to make clinical decisions.

Toward Adaptive Services for Personal Archiving

Length: 61 minutesAuthor: BurmeseHeartsComplexity: Standard


Most of us engage in magical thinking when it comes to the long term fate of our digital stuff. At this point, a strategy that hinges on benign neglect and lots of copies seems to be the best we can hope for. Cathy discusses four central themes of personal digital archiving and some additional challenges introduced by home computing environments.

Data Modeling and Conceptual Sketching in the Design Process

Length: 6 minutesAuthor: BurmeseHeartsComplexity: Standard


This talk delves into 5 interrelated keys that Microsoft teams focus on to elevate the impact of “design research”. Namely how to: team insightfully as project teams; observe our users holistically; broker user and design patterns proudly; distill fresh insights collectively; and envision design essence vividly.