Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2013–14

Theories of interaction and socio-digital design

Seminar 8:

We will be reading:

Jeffrey Bardzell. 2009. Interaction criticism and aesthetics. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2357-2366.

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Please read in advance of the seminar, and bring a marked-up copy with you for discussion.

Seminar 7:

The set reading was:

Grint, K. & Woolgar, S. (1997). ‘Configuring the User: Inventing New Technologies,’ in The Machine at Work: Technology, Work, and Organization, Grint, K. & Woolgar, S. (Eds), Polity Press, Cambridge, pp 65–94

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Seminar 6:

The set reading was:

Peter Pirolli, Stuart K. Card, and Mija M. Van Der Wege. 2001. Visual information foraging in a focus + context visualization. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '01). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 506-513. DOI=10.1145/365024.365337

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Seminar 5:

The set reading was:

Baddeley, M. (2011). Information Security: Lessons from Behavioural Economics. Cambridge Working Paper in Economics. Cambridge University. (Paper presented at workshop on Security and Human Behaviour SHB'11, June 17-18 2011, Carnegie Mellon University).

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Seminar 4:

The set reading was:

William Gaver. 2012. What should we expect from research through design?. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 937-946.

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Seminar 3:

The set reading was:

Gray, W. D., John, B. E., & Atwood, M. E. (1993). Project Ernestine: Validating a GOMS analysis for predicting and explaining real-world performance. Human-Computer Interaction, 8(3), 237-309. Project Ernestine: Validating a GOMS Analysis for Predicting and Explaining Real-world Performance

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Seminar 2:

The set reading was:

Kenton O'Hara, Richard Harper, Helena Mentis, Abigail Sellen, and Alex Taylor. 2013. On the naturalness of touchless: Putting the “interaction” back into NUI. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 20, 1, Article 5 (April 2013), 25 pages.

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Seminar 1:

The set reading was Toward a Critical Technical Practice: Lessons Learned in Trying to Reform AI by Philip E. Agre

Agre, P. E. (1997) Towards a Critical Technical Practice: Lessons Learned in Trying to Reform AI, in Bowker, G. Star, S. L & Turner, W. (Eds) Social Science, Technical Systems and Cooperative Work, Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ, pp131--157.

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