BodyVis in Baltimore Sun
Published Jul 18, 2018
At TGIF today, the security students hosted with the theme "Would you rather..." Attendees could brainstorm and submit questions that had a "would you rather..." scenario with two choices. The most popular submission was given an award.Makeability Lab students Dhruv Jain and Venkatesh Potluri submitted: "Would you rather have a camera look at you or a microphone listen to you all the time?" This ended up being a very provocative question with the TGIF attendees having mixed opinions.
Manaswi co-organized the PhD workshop at the DUB Retreat this year and Jon co-organized the retreat itself. Read Andy Ko's writeup about the event here with links to slides.DUB is our grassroots, cross-campus alliance of students, faculty, and industry partners interested in HCI and Design at UW. The DUB Retreat has become an annual event aimed at bringing us together to reflect on our community, share fresh ideas, and hang out. Last year, we had over 150 attendees. This year RSVPs were at 180+.
Our UbiComp 2008 paper entitled "Flowers or a Robot Army?: Encouraging Awareness & Activity with Personal, Mobile Displays" was just honored with a 10-Year Impact Award at the UbiComp 2018 conference. Congratulations to my co-authors!It was a tremendous privilege (and humbling experience) working at Intel Research in the mid-2000s. I benefited tremendously from the mentorship of Mike Y. Chen, Ian Smith, and particularly Sunny Consolvo and James Landay.
Please join me in congratulating Drs. Matt Mauriello and Lee Stearns who successfully passed their PhD defenses today. One of the true joys of being a professor is seeing students develop into independent scholars like Matt and Lee. Matt is now off to a post-doc at Stanford and Lee will join APL at Johns Hopkins.Thanks to the fantastic committee members as well who spanned from multiple disciplines, universities, and parts of the US! :) Matt's dissertation is entitled " Designing and Evaluating Next-generation Thermographic Systems to Support Residential Energy Audits" and available for download here and Lee's dissertation is entitled "Handsight: A Touch-based Wearable System to Increase Information Accessibility for People With Visual Impairments" and available here.
Sparkfun Education recently blogged about our BodyVis project in a post entitled "Five E-Textile Research Projects Making a Difference in Education."
The Makeability Lab and the HCIL are participating in the Silver Spring Maker Faire which is going on today from 12pm - 5pm. Our own Majeed Kazemitabaar will also be giving a special presentation on MakerWear as the "Maker in our Midst" at 2:15pm on the Main Stage. Full details are available here:
We are excited to announce that our research video BodyVis: Advancing New Science Learning and Inquiry Experiences received special recognition as Facilitator’s Choice in 2016 NSF Video Showcase : Advancing Stem for All. The event was held online May 17-23, 2016 to showcase cutting-edge NSF work related to improving teaching and learning. Over 23,500 visitors from 144 countries participated in this event to discuss their work, offer ideas to others, and disseminate innovative ideas