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Nov 2010 - Ambient Displays and Changing Behaviours - (Yvonne Rogers - Dec 8)

Last week Umer Rashid, one of my graduates students presented at the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2010. Umer recently moved to St. Andrews after completing an internship with Nokia Research. Thanks to his very pro-active nature we were able to arrange for Yvonne Rogers to come and visit us in St. Andrews for a day in December. Along with meeting researchers and graduate students working in HCI she will be presenting a very interesting and timely seminar. 
Ambient Displays and Changing Behaviours  "Choice Moments: Can Ubiquitous Technology Change People's Everyday Behaviour?"
Date/Time: December 8th 2010 (Postponed due to weather)  Location: School of Computer Science, University of St. Andrews
Abstract It is well known that when making a decision – be it buying food, choosing what to wear or even selecting a partner – people often ignore most of the available information in the environment and rely instead on a few important cues. At the …

Sept 2010 - HCI 2010 Dundee, UK

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In Sept I attended HCI 2010 24th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction.

Ben Shneiderman kicked off the conference with a keynote on Getting Serious About Social Media: 
Strategies for Increasing Civic Participation

. He also spent sometime covering some of his past research which you will be familiar with if you know his work. He demonstrated a number of points drawing examples from his recent book "Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World" [1]. The following day his co-author Marc Smith tweeted a link to a NodeXL layout he produced overnight showing "Connections among the Twitter users who recently mentioned #HCI2010 when queried on September 8, 2010 scaled by numbers of followers".  
1. Hansen, M., Shneiderman, B, and Smith, M. A., Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers (2010).

He is clearly now impassioned about social participation [2] and specifically ge…