PEOPLE, SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION - ICAT Community Playdate

Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016
Location & Time: 

ICAT Learning Studio (253A) in the Moss Arts Center
Time: 8:30-9:30

PEOPLE, SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION

The Social Informatics Research Group of Virginia Tech’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction (CHCI/ICAT) and Human-Centered Design (HCD) program of the Graduate School’s IGEP are holding a workshop to bring together researchers from VT and from other universities. The purpose is to develop an agenda for next generation human-centered interaction design research HCI and HCD researchers have done a great job inventing and evaluating myriad ways to smoothly interact with information technology. Yet we have also made a mess of things: in a relatively short period of time, “computerization has moved from providing a counterpoint to life, with the potential to highlight and shade experience, to constituting a constant force, defining life as experienced.” Computers have come to design human behavior and define the quality of life.

The Playdate will be the kick-off where our distinguished speakers will lay out some of the key issues that they see as critical for the workshop to consider. They are:

  • Paul Dourish, UC Irvine
  • Niklas Elmqvist, University of Maryland
  • Lily Irani, UC San Diego
  • Peter Scupelli, Carnegie Mellon University

We also have Dan Cosley (Cornell), currently at NSF, who will be observing the workshop.