Blogs

  • Digital divides considered harmless

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Tue, April 21, 2015 - 8:00:16

    The problem with early technology is that you get stuck with all this legacy sh*t. – Director of Technology at a leading private high school The impermanence of elevation differentials…

  • Six lessons for service blueprinting

    Lauren Chapman Ruiz Posted: Mon, April 20, 2015 - 8:38:42

    Learning about customer experience, and how to leverage the service blueprint as a research tool, is essential for researchers and designers, as this will help them stay ahead in this…

  • The Facebook “emotion” study: A design perspective would change the conversation

    Deborah Tatar Posted: Sun, April 19, 2015 - 12:58:16

    Jeff Hancock from Cornell gave the opening plenary at the 2015 CSCW and Social Computing conference in Vancouver last month (3/16/15). Jeff was representing and discussing the now infamous “Facebook…

  • Designing the cognitive future, part VIII: Creativity

    Juan Pablo Hourcade Posted: Wed, April 08, 2015 - 10:44:23

    In the past decade there has been an increasing amount of interest in the HCI community on the topic of creativity. While it is not a process at the same…

  • The future of work

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Tue, March 24, 2015 - 12:23:12

    Some researchers and pundits predict that automation will bring widespread unemployment. This is unlikely. The shift of some labor to technology has been in progress for decades, but in the…

  • Humanity’s dashboard

    Aaron Marcus Posted: Wed, March 18, 2015 - 11:33:50

    The Doomsday Clock. Source: http://imgkid.com/doomsday-clock.shtml Speaking of the Apple Watch or iWatch, as it is called informally...Time is running out... Many decades ago, people around the world learned of the…

  • Designing the cognitive future, part VII: Metacognition

    Juan Pablo Hourcade Posted: Fri, March 06, 2015 - 12:49:34

    In this post, I discuss my views on designing the future of metacognition. The definition of metacognition I use in the post refers to the monitoring and control of other…

  • Ai Wei Wei on Alcatraz

    Deborah Tatar Posted: Tue, March 03, 2015 - 1:07:35

    When I saw that the Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wei was to have a show on Alcatraz, I knew that I had to attend. Not only had I written…

  • Body/brain data/licenses

    Aaron Marcus Posted: Fri, February 27, 2015 - 4:06:38

    We all have bodies and brains.Some of us have driver’s licenses, social-security numbers, passports, and email addresses issued by or monitored by one or more governments and their agencies. Our…

  • Designing the cognitive future, part VI: Communication

    Juan Pablo Hourcade Posted: Tue, February 03, 2015 - 5:33:59

    Continuing the series on designing the cognitive future, in this post I discuss communication. This is a topic on which the HCI community has spent a significant amount of energy,…