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Title: Mobile communication and everyday life: Old and new directions in theory
Title: Application-Oriented Research in HCI
Interaction-design research studies how to improve humans' interactions *with* computational devices. Other research, which we call application-oriented, studies how to improve some human task or activity *through* computational devices. Example domains for such application-oriented research include, but are not limited to health, education, international development, and sustainable resource usage. This talk will present some initial attempts to develop an intellectual foundation for application-oriented research, articulating an ontology of what kinds of things can be discovered and an epistemology of how they can be discovered.
On 09/22 (Tue.) at noon in NQ 3100, MISC will host its introductory session and the speed dating event. We welcome anyone who is interested in HCI research (you don't have to be active researchers to participate). That day, we will do a group brainstorming for ideas about how MISC might evolve, and we'll run a "speed dating" event where each participant pairs off with someone they don't know and introduces themselves with respect to their HCI-related interests until a bell rings, at which point everyone switches partners and repeats. The bell rings every 5-6 minutes. It promises to be a high-energy event.