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subjectHuman Computer Interaction
authorJudy Robertson

Why HCI Should Listen to Mothers
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Why HCI Should Listen to Mothers

A call for the HCI community to spend some design effort on helping new mothers with the considerable physical and emotional challenges they face.

When Is ­User-Centered Design Selfish?
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When Is ­User-Centered Design Selfish?

User-centered design is now firmly established within HCI research. It is commonly praised for democratising system development and empowering users. But is this...

Avoiding the Rabbit Hole of Bad Science
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Avoiding the Rabbit Hole of Bad Science

The scandal surrounding the recently published so-called empirical evidence for precognition has caused psychologists to reconsider the way they analyze their data...

We Needn't Be Malevolent Grumps in 2012
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We Needn't Be Malevolent Grumps in 2012

I propose that 2012 is the year to solve the nastiness problem in Computer Science. Zero tolerance for rude reviewers starts from midnight tonight.

Interspecies Interaction Design at CHI
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Interspecies Interaction Design at CHI

A description of new frontiers in animal/human interaction design emerging at CHI. No cats or chickens were harmed in the writing of this article.

When Everything Is Embarrassing: Designing With Teenage Girls
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When Everything Is Embarrassing: Designing With Teenage Girls

A discussion of the difficulties of conducting user-centered design with teenage girls.

Stats: We're Doing It Wrong
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Stats: We're Doing It Wrong

A summary of the mistakes researchers make when analysing likert type data and what the correct methods should be.

The Wonderful World of Cooking Interfaces
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The Wonderful World of Cooking Interfaces

This is an article describing some recent (and bizarre) interfaces to support cooking. The intersection of computer science and culinary art is not as small as...

Interface Design For New Mothers
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Interface Design For New Mothers

Why is there so little research into interface design for new mothers? Interface designers—hear my cry! Here are some pointers for designing interfaces for mothers...

World of Warcraft-Playing Professors
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World of Warcraft-Playing Professors

Are academics taking serious games too seriously?

Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (part 2): Programmable Bracelets
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Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (part 2): Programmable Bracelets

Some thoughts about novel ways to attract girls to study computing: e-textiles and computational crafts.

Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (Part 1): Emotionally Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Encouraging Girls to Study Geeky Subjects (Part 1): Emotionally Intelligent Tutoring Systems

The first in a couple of articles in which I look at some ways of encouraging girls to engage with technical subjects; this focuses on an emotionally sensitive...
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