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Week Lecture / Seminar Readings Projects Due
Week 1:
Jan 10
Course Overview: we will go over the course content, assignments, and expectations. (.pdf)
Week 2:
Jan 17
Introduction to Domestic & Social Computing: this explores the basics for the fields of domestic and social computing to provide a framework for understanding the field. (.pdf)

Discuss how to write project proposals (due next week).

Discuss people's initial project ideas.

  • Taylor, A., and Swan, L. Artful Systems in the Home, Proceedings of CHI, ACM Press (2005). (.pdf)
  • Tolmie, P., Pycock, J., Diggins, T., MacLean?, A., and Karsenty, A. Unremarkable Computing, Proceedings of CHI, ACM Press (2002). (.pdf)
  • Neustaedter, C., Elliot, K., and Greenberg, S. Interpersonal Awareness in the Domestic Realm, Proceedings of Oz CHI?, ACM Press (2006). (.pdf)

In Class:

Optional:

  • Elliot, K., Neustaedter, C., and Greenberg, S., Time, Ownership and Awareness: The Value of Contextual Locations in the Home, Proceedings of Ubicomp, Springer (2005). (.pdf)
  • Dourish, P. Chapter 3: Social Computing, Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction, MIT Press (2001).
Weekly social media post due every Monday before 11:59pm.
Week 3:
Jan 24
Methodologies I: Requirements Gathering: this explores methodologies for studying domestic practice.

Design Ethnography (.pdf)
Cultural Probes (.pdf)
Interviewing (.pdf)

  • Gaver, W., Dunne, T., & Pacenti, E. Cultural Probes, interactions, 6(1), (1999), 21-29. (.pdf)
  • Spradley, J. Chapter 1: Ethnography and Culture, Participant Observation, Wadsworth Publishing Company (1980).
  • Spradley, J. Chapter 3: The Ethnographic Research Cycle, Participant Observation, Wadsworth Publishing Company (1980).
  • Schensul, S., Schensul, J., and Le Compte?, M. Chapter 7: Semistructured Interviewing, Essential Ethnographic Methods: Observations, Interviews, and Questionnaires, Altamira Press (1999).

Optional:

  • Weiss, R. Chapter 4: Interviewing, Learning From Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies, The Free Press (1994).
  • Baillie, L., and Benyon, D. Place and Technology in the Home, Journal of CSCW, 17, Springer (2007). (covers Technology Tours)
Project proposal due.
Week 4:
Jan 31
Methodologies II: Field Trials: this explores methodologies for studying the design and evaluation of domestic technologies. (.pdf)

Discuss project topics and specifics of the methods chosen.
  • Hutchinson, H., Mackay, W., Westerlund, B., Bederson, B., Druin, A., Plaisant, C., Beaudouin-Lafon, M., Conversy, S., Evans, H., Hansen, H., Rouseel, N., Eiderback, B., Lindquist, S., and Sundblad, Y. Technology Probes: Inspiring Design for and with Families, Proceedings of CHI, ACM Press (2003), 17-25. (.pdf)
  • Tolmie, P., and Crabtree, A., Deploying Research Technology in the Home, Proceedings of CSCW, ACM Press (2008). (.pdf)
Select a week to present your Case Study Presentation. You must tell me the following details to fill out the calendar for your week: name of topic, citations for two readings on the topic.
Week 5:
Feb 7
Introduction to Grounded Theory: guest lecture by Lorna Boschman.

Complete project discussions.
  • Strauss, A., and Corbin, J. Chapter 8: Open Coding, Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory.
  • Strauss, A., and Corbin, J. Chapter 9: Axial Coding, Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory.
  • Strauss, A., and Corbin, J. Chapter 10: Selective Coding, Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory.
Reading Week:
Feb 14
NO CLASS - I will be at CSCW in Seattle.
Week 6:
Feb 21

Methodologies III: Qualitative Data Analysis: this explores techniques for analyzing qualitative data. (.pdf)

Week 7:
Feb 28
Case Study: Improving Healthcare through Experience Design (Sara) - explores collaborative tools that accommodate, facilitate and support doctor-patient communication & interaction
  • Larkin, K., and Kelliher, A. Designing Flexible EMR Systems for Recording and Summarizing Doctor-Patient Interactions, Extended Proceedings of CHI 2011, ACM Press.
  • Ni, T., Karlson, A., and Wigdor, D. Anat on Me?: Facilitating Doctor-Patient Communication Using a Projection-Based Handheld Device, Proc. of CHI 2011, ACM Press.
Case Study: Family Support during a Health Crisis (Carolyn) - this explores how families communicate to maintain an awareness of and connectedness with patients coping with a chronic illness.
  • Romero, N., Markopoulos, P., Baren, J., Ruyter, B., Ijsselsteijn, W., Farshchian, B. (2007). Connecting the family with awareness systems. Personal Ubiquitous Computing 11, 4 (April 2007), 299-312.
  • Skeels, M.M., Unruh, K.T., Powell, C., Pratt, W. (2010). Catalyzing social support for breast cancer patients. In Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 173-182.
Week 8:
Mar 6
Case Study: Interactive Public Interfaces (Claude) - considers possible key factors and social computing functions for large interactive displays/screen in public places.
  • Struppek, M. (2006, August). Urban Screens - The Urbane Potential of Public Screens for Interaction. In Intelligent Agent Vol. 6 No. 2, Special Issue: Papers presented at the ISE A2006? Symposium, August 2006.
  • Churchill, E.F., Nelson, L., & Denoue, L. (2003, September). Information sharing with digital community bulletin boards, published during the research project "Plasma Poster" at FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Palo. Alto.
Case Study: Designing a Video Application to Support Family Communication (Erick) - explore how we can design a video streaming application that can capture and transmit videos
  • Kirk, D., Sellen, A., & Xianc, A. (2010). Home Video Communication: Mediating "Closeness". Proceedings of the conference on Computer supported cooperative work.(CSCW), Seattle,: ACM. (pp. 135-144).
  • Wyche, S. & Grinter, R. (2012). “This is How We Do it in My Country”: A Study of Computer-Mediated Family Communication Among Kenyan Migrants in the United States. Proceedings of the conference on Computer supported cooperative work.(CSCW), Seattle, Washington, USA.
Week 9:
Mar 13
Case Study: Dynamics of Friendship Networks within Group Shopping Sites (Serena)
  • Joinson, A. Looking At, Looking Up, or Keeping Up with People? Motives and Uses of Facebook, Proc. CHI, ACM Press (2008) (.pdf)
  • Hillman, S., Neustaedter, C., and Bowes, J. Exploring “Soft” Trust in mCommerce Activities: An Exploratory Diary and Interview Study, Technical Report 2011-1116-05, Connections Lab, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC, Canada, November.
  • Jia, Y., and Wu, Qu., The differences between Groupon and other group-buying intermediaries: from transactional and relational coordination perspectives, Master Thesis. pp. 1-71 (2012) (.pdf)
Case Study: Designing Calendars for Children (Raghdah) - explores the major concepts of designing for children considering their cognitive ability about duties that they must do, and how to fit those duties into the family calendar.
  • Druin A. “The Role of Children in the Design of New Technology” Behaviour and Information Technology, Vol. 21(1) ,pp. 1-25 (2002).
  • Neustaedter, C., Brush, A.J., and Greenberg, S. "The Calendar is Crucial": Coordination and Awareness through the Family Calendar,” ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (To CHI?), Vol. 16(1), ACM Press (2009).
  • Markopoulos.P, Bekker.M, “On the Assessment of Usability Testing Methods for Children”, Interacting with Computers, Vol. 15(2) (2003).
Week 10:
Mar 20
Case Study: Guide Dogs & the Visually Impaired (Sabrina) - explores technological improvement in the interactions of visually impaired with their guide dogs by exploring their tasks, routines and challenges
  • Mankoff, D., Dey, A., Mankoff, J., & Mankoff, K. (2005). Supporting interspecies social awareness: using peripheral displays for distributed pack awareness. Proceedings of the 18th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, UIST ’05 (pp. 253–258). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/1095034.1095076
  • Paldanius, M., Kärkkäinen, T., Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, K., Juhlin, O., & Häkkilä, J. (2011). Communication technology for human-dog interaction: exploration of dog owners’ experiences and expectations. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (pp. 2641–2650).
  • Weilenmann, A., & Juhlin, O. (2011). Understanding people and animals: the use of a positioning system in ordinary human-canine interaction. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems, CHI ’11 (pp. 2631–2640). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/1978942.1979328
Case Study: Mental Healthcare and Well-being (Bardia) - explores different methods for captivating and sampling human emotions and mental status through ubiquitous technologies, and investigates how social computing techniques can impact on quality of human mental well-being
  • Sai Moturu, Inas Khayal, Nadav Aharony and Sandy Pentland, Using Social Sensing to Understand the Links Between Sleep, Mood and Sociability, , IEEE Conf. on Social Computing, Social Com? 2011.
  • Morris, M., Kathawala, Q., Leen, T. K., et al. Mobile therapy: Case study evaluations of a cell phone application for emotional self-awareness. Journal of Medical Internet Research 12, 2 (2010)
  • Predrag Klasnja, Sunny Consolvo, and Wanda Pratt. 2011. How to evaluate technologies for health behavior change in HCI research. In Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3063-3072.
Literature Review due at end of day, March 25
Week 11:
Mar 27
Final Presentations Serena, Carolyn, Erick Final presentation as part of the Course Project due.
Week 12:
Apr 3
Final Presentations Raghdah, Bardia Final presentation as part of the Course Project due.
Week 13:
Apr 10
Final Presentations Sabrina, Claude, Sara Final paper as part of the Course Project due at end of day, April 15.