Friday, August 29, 2008

Reminder of Talk: Chris Paul -- Inside the Belly of the Beast: Designing and Building the User Experience at IBM

Folks,

A quick reminder about this talk today. Hope you can make it!

Ben.

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Inside the Belly of the Beast: Designing and Building the User Experience at IBM

Chris Paul
Director IBM Lotus User Experience Group

Friday August 29, 10:45 - 11:45AM, EBII 3211

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Abstract: This talk will present a general overview of the Lotus User Experience Group inside IBM's Software Group and discuss areas of design focus and research.

Bio: Chris Paul is the Design Director of the IBM/Lotus User Experience Group. The Lotus UX Group is an eclectic mix of product designers, user-interface engineers, user researchers and visual designers collaborating daily to design and build innovative software solutions for the enterprise and mid-market. Chris holds an MFA in Design from the Yale School of Art and has over 12 years of experience designing web, desktop and mobile applications in the collaboration, messaging, application development and portal markets.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Meets: abs and pics -- SIGGRAPH

Folks,

Let's go over the recent SIGGRAPH event. Everyone have a look at the table of contents at the ACM DL, and pick 2-4 papers you think are worth skimming. We'll choose a few of these and dive deeper in the following week.

Best,

Ben.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Finds: Emotional visualization of modern consumption

Hey folks,

Here's an interesting lead from my father; some work visualizing modern patterns of consumption by Chris Jordan. He's found a way to deliver his message with real emotional impact, I think.

Best,

Ben.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Talks: Chris Paul -- Inside the Belly of the Beast: Designing and Building the User Experience at IBM

Inside the Belly of the Beast: Designing and Building the User Experience at IBM

Chris Paul
Director IBM Lotus User Experience Group

Friday August 29, 10:45 - 11:45AM, EBII 3211

***

Abstract: This talk will present a general overview of the Lotus User Experience Group inside IBM's Software Group and discuss areas of design focus and research.

Bio: Chris Paul is the Design Director of the IBM/Lotus User Experience Group. The Lotus UX Group is an eclectic mix of product designers, user-interface engineers, user researchers and visual designers collaborating daily to design and build innovative software solutions for the enterprise and mid-market. Chris holds an MFA in Design from the Yale School of Art and has over 12 years of experience designing web, desktop and mobile applications in the collaboration, messaging, application development and portal markets.

Meets: more on measuring gist awareness

Hi folks,

So last time we dug into a speed reading and evaluating awareness system paper fairly well. This time we'll focus on situation awareness proper, and on evaluation of textual summaries -- two papers we didn't get to last time. Also, the awareness system was really about theory rather than practice, so let's read a more practical paper on that, if time allows:
Best,

Ben.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Finds: 2008 NFL Visualizations

Folks,

Chris Healey here is posting his visualizations of NFL games on Mondays at the following URL:

http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/faculty/healey/NFL_viz/2008

He wrote his own scraper of the NFL site, and the viz backend.

Ben.

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Benjamin Watson
Design Graphics Lab
Associate Professor
Dept. Computer Science
North Carolina State University
EBII 2280, 890 Oval Dr, Box 8206
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206
Phone: 919-513-0325
Fax: 919-515-7896
Lab: 919-513-0847
Email: bwatson@ncsu.edu
URL: http://designgraphics.ncsu.edu/

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Finds: a workshop series on info awareness

Folks,

The second annual workshop on ambient information systems is taking place in Sept of this year in South Korea. We'll have to keep our eyes on it.

Best,

Ben.

Meets: measuring awareness of gist

Hello all,

We'll investigate how others have evaluated systems for information awareness, summarization, understanding of gist, and situation awareness:
See you Thursday at 4!

Best,

Ben.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Meets: summarization

Hi folks,

Since we didn't get to summarization last time, we picked up that thread this time around. We talked about these two classic papers:

Luhn, HP. 1958. The Automatic Creation of Literature Abstracts. IBM Journal of Research and Development, 2, 2, 159.

Edmundson, H. P. 1969. New Methods in Automatic Extracting. J. ACM 16, 2 (Apr. 1969), 264-285.

Both fairly simple. The first emphasizes content frequency, the second emphasizes structural cues such as headings, textual position, and "(un-)important" cues.

Best,

Ben.