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  • Wrong about MOOCs

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Thu, January 28, 2016 - 3:04:42

    This blog began in January 2013. There was a quid pro quo: You take the time to read my informal posts on a range of topics, I post observations only…

  • Designing functional design teams

    Ashley Karr Posted: Tue, January 19, 2016 - 3:10:32

    My Top Three Takeaways from Years of Researching and Designing Functional Teams: Dysfunction in a design is a direct reflection of dysfunction in a team and or organization. People should…

  • Job growth

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Mon, January 11, 2016 - 10:03:16

    Automation endangers blue and white collar work. This refrain is heard often, but could new job creation keep pace with job loss? Some leading technologists forecast that few of us…

  • Heartbreak House

    Deborah Tatar Posted: Thu, January 07, 2016 - 10:30:02

    Years ago, when I read Bernard Shaw’s play Heartbreak House, I didn’t like it and it made me angry. Written before WWI and (not surprisingly) set in England, it focused…

  • Thoughts on the SIGCHI Accessibility Report

    Jennifer Mankoff Posted: Wed, December 30, 2015 - 10:43:54

    This post is based around the SIGCHI Community Accessibility Report, posted on behalf of the SIGCHI Accessibility Community. Find us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SIGCHIaccess/ and http://www.sigchi.org/communities/access; contact us at sigchi-accessibility@googlegroups.com. About 15%…

  • Crying wolf

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Fri, December 11, 2015 - 2:58:59

    In a stack of old papers headed for recycling was a Wall Street Journal article subtitled “Managers who fall for their office PCs could be the downside of the computer…

  • Leaning

    Deborah Tatar Posted: Wed, November 25, 2015 - 12:42:23

    I started this series of posts with concerns about the allure of “going west” to my undergraduate students. My concern is about all the students and indeed my own sons,…

  • Technology and nature

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Fri, November 06, 2015 - 3:00:07

    The black water mirrored the tropical forest above it so perfectly that the shoreline was impossible to pinpoint. The reflection included the palms with cannonball-clustered fruit that had stained the…

  • Multiple scales interaction design

    Mikael Wiberg Posted: Mon, November 02, 2015 - 11:54:10

    ”Attention to details” has always been a key concern for interaction design. With our attention to details we ensure that we as interaction designers think carefully about every little detail…

  • Action and research

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Fri, October 09, 2015 - 5:01:55

    Three favorite research projects at Microsoft that were never written up: automated email deletion, an asynchronous game to crowdsource answers to consulting questions, and a K-12 education tool. I expected…