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subjectComputers And Society
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.

Nerdy Strutting: How to Put Women Off the Tech Industry
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Nerdy Strutting: How to Put Women Off the Tech Industry

A reflection on how interaction patterns in the tech industry might be off putting to women even if they are not offensive or explicitly exclusive.

Little Miss Geek
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Little Miss Geek

Belinda Parmar's book Little Miss Geek highlights the gender imbalances within the tech industry, offering practical suggestions of how businesses can overcome...

Design Adventures in a Children
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Design Adventures in a Children

The first in a series of articles about the design process used in a technology and play project in a children's hospital.

Celebrate Open Access Week With ACM
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Celebrate Open Access Week With ACM

Help your papers reach a wide audience with ACM's new service: Author-Izer.

U.k. Students Turned Into Goldfish By Social Networking
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U.k. Students Turned Into Goldfish By Social Networking

On the social networking obsession among U.K. students: It's the very air they breathe.

Gender Discrimination in the U.k. Research Excellence Framework
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Gender Discrimination in the U.k. Research Excellence Framework

The U.K. research assessment framework will discriminate against female researchers. We can't afford to lose more women from CS research!

Game-Based Ideas Management in the Workplace
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Game-Based Ideas Management in the Workplace

A brief discussion of ideas management software used by the U.K. government.

The Impact of Console Games in the Classroom
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The Impact of Console Games in the Classroom

A summary of some interesting findings relating to the use of console games in Scottish primary and secondary school classrooms.

Learning Through Twitter
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Learning Through Twitter

Commentary on a recent study which evalauted the impact of Twitter on student engagement and grades.

How to Make a Geek Goddess Spit with Rage
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How to Make a Geek Goddess Spit with Rage

 A rather grumpy review of the book How to Be a Geek Goddess.

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...

Sorry, Turing
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Sorry, Turing

A happy ending to the petition which asked for an apology to Turing from the British government.

The Benefits of Public Engagement
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The Benefits of Public Engagement

Working with public engagment projects can be satisfying, and has benefits for the researcher as well as the general public. This article describes my current Making...

Atonement
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Atonement

A pointer to the petition to get an apology to Alan Turing from the British Government.

Beyond Current Horizons
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Beyond Current Horizons

A brief description of a UK project which attempts to predict what society will be like in 30 years time.

Computer Science Outreach: Meeting the Kids Half-Way
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Computer Science Outreach: Meeting the Kids Half-Way

Some thoughts on how to interest young people in computer science, based on some recent workshops.

No, We're Not Losing Our Ability to Think Critically
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No, We're Not Losing Our Ability to Think Critically

A response to the July 2009 CACM article: "Are We Losing Our Ability to Think Critically?" In short: nope! There isn't much evidence to support this, so relax.
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