Design@Large: Erin Glass (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus Abstract: Networks for us, by us: Participatory design for a San Diego Digital Commons It’s often taken for granted that, besides the occasional request to fill out a survey, everyday users should have little say in the design or governance of the… Read More

Design@Large: Bill Buxton (Microsoft Research)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus Video will be posted 2 weeks after talk date Abstract: Intelligent Design / Design for Intelligence – Human & Machine In the current feeding frenzy around AI and Machine Learning, it would be easy to believe that there is a panacea which… Read More

Design@Large: Morana Alac (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus At the request of the speaker, video will not be recorded for the talk. Abstract: Designing for Sensory Ethnography: A case of Camera (In)Odorata In the age of visual dominance and environmental hypersensitivity, when we are more allergic than ever before (to… Read More

Design@Large: Tricia Wang (Sudden Compass & Magpie Kingdom)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus At the request of the speaker, video will not be recorded for the talk. Abstract: Designing for Humans in the Era of Algorithmic Decision-Making We need a new set of language and frameworks to design for humans in the era of algorithmic… Read More

Design@Large: Danielle Bragg (University of Washington)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus Abstract: Building Accessible Information Systems: A Data-Driven Approach Computer scientists have made progress on many problems in information access: curating large datasets, developing machine learning techniques, building extensive networks, and designing interfaces to navigate various media. However, many of these solutions do… Read More

Design@Large: Jeffrey Elman (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus Abstract: Designing for change: The challenge of institutional aging (and success) All institutions age (at least, until they die). Many grow. A few are very successful. With age, growth, and success come difficult challenges. One of the most difficult challenge confronting all… Read More

Design@Large: Sorin Lerner (UC San Diego)

Abstract Toward Gamification of Proofs about Programs In this talk, I will present our ongoing research on turning the task of doing proofs about programs into puzzle games that can played for fun. I will first present Polymorphic Blocks, a block-based UI in which a connector’s shape visually represents the structure of the data being… Read More

Design@Large: Harinath Garudadri (UC San Diego)

Abstract Technology, Healthcare, and ? In this talk, I will briefly describe the convergence of multiple technologies over the last 140 years that has led to the powerful platform that we now call the Internet of Things (IoT). These technologies – individually and collectively – had a transformative effect on humans and cultures. I am… Read More

Design@Large: Cecilia Aragon (University of Washington)

Abstract The Hearts and Minds of Data Science Extraordinary advances in our ability to acquire and generate data are transforming the fundamental nature of discovery across domains. Much of the research in the field of data science has focused on automated methods of analyzing data such as machine learning and new database techniques. However, the… Read More

Design@Large: Leo Porter (UC San Diego)

Abstract Peer Instruction in Computer Science In the past decade, Peer Instruction has become established as a best practice in teaching computer science. In this talk, I will first explore the evidence which led to Peer Instruction becoming a best practice, specifically looking at the research demonstrating Peer Instruction is valued by students in a… Read More

Design@Large: Brian Granger (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

Abstract Project Jupyter Project Jupyter is an open-source project that exists to develop software, open standards, and services for interactive and reproducible computing. The main application developed by the project is the Jupyter Notebook, a web-application that allows users to create documents that combine live code with narrative text, mathematical equations, and visualizations. Since its… Read More

Design@Large: Margaret Burnett (Oregon State University)

Abstract Gender-Inclusive Software Gender inclusiveness in software companies is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor: software itself. Research into how individual differences cluster by gender shows that males and females often work differently with software for problem-solving (e.g., tools for programming, debugging, spreadsheet modeling, end-user programming, game-based… Read More

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