*Registration is open for the Human-Computer Interaction Lab's
<http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/> annual Tutorials and Workshops on/ Friday
/For more information and to register click here
*Introduction to Usability Testing - Bill Killam
*This is an introductory tutorial on the topic of usability testing.
This tutorial is intended for usability practitioners looking to expand
their skills, other practitioners (designers, developers, testers, etc.)
who may have usability testing interests or responsibilities, and
management staff that may be considering incorporating usability into
their organization. In the tutorial we will cover both management issues
and practical issues of usability testing and discuss what usability
testing is (and isn't).
*New Methods for Designing for and with the iChild - Allison Druin, Mona
Leigh Guha, Evan Golub, Greg Walsh*
Today's young people are information active, socially aware, and highly
mobile. Designing new technologies for today's independent, interactive,
and information active iChild necessitates new design strategies. In
this tutorial, we will introduce new co-design methods that have been
specifically adapted for mobility, distributed sociability, and
ubiquitous information. Participants will leave the tutorial having been
introduced to or updated on co-design techniques that can lead to the
development of new, innovative technologies for children.
*Introduction to iPhone Development - Ben Bederson
*This is a programming course will teach how to develop applications
(with a focus on user interface) for Apple iPhone. It will include some
general mobile design principles, and will also briefly compare iPhone
to mobile web development and Android development. However, this is
primarily a programming course. It will jump start your understanding of
Objective C, iPhone user interface libraries, Interface Builder, memory
management and performance issues with the goal of making it easier for
existing programmers to start developing for iPhone.
*Government Applications of Social Media Networks and Communities -
Derek Hansen, Marc Smith, Jenny Preece, Ben Shneiderman*
Federal, state, and local governments are discovering interesting and
ambitious ways that social media can be used to increase civic
participation in decision-making, healthcare/wellness, energy
sustainability, education, disaster response, community safety,
scientific research, etc. This workshop will invite attendees to present
current projects, design strategies, evaluation methods, and analytic
tools. Issues such as universal accessibility & usability, privacy
protection, and reliability will be discussed.
*Computing and Information Ethics Education - Ken Fleischmann, Russ
Robbins, Al Wallace*
Given the ethical challenges faced by computing and information
professionals working in highly dynamic and multi-cultural environments,
it is critical that educational programs in computer science and
engineering and the interdisciplinary information field prepare students
to face these challenges.
*Improving Human Computer Interfaces for Foreign Language Professionals
- Sarah Wayland, John Kovarik*
This workshop will focus on how to improve human-computer interfaces for
the software used by foreign language professionals working for any part
of the U.S. Government. We hope to develop a set of working guidelines
that will enable any U.S. Government agency to evaluate the human
computer interfaces in the software used by employees who regularly work
with foreign languages.
*Consumer Health Informatics - Bo Xie*
This workshop will examine the use of novel information and
communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare from the perspective of
*Visual Analytic Tools for Managing Technological Innovations - Ping Wang*
In order to survive and thrive, organizations in every sector of today's
economy must innovate with new technologies. However, wide and dynamic
arrays of technological innovations pose a significant cognitive
challenge to organizations and their internal and external stakeholders.
In this workshop, we explore state-of-the-art tools to help
organizational stakeholders monitor and understand the complex and
dynamic terrains of technological innovations.
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