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Human-Centered Computing Seminar 

Spring 2001, 202 South Hall, Tuesday 4-5:30pm.

CS 298-31, ccn 26843, 1 unit
SIMS 290-2, ccn 42736, 1 unit

Instructors: John Canny, 529 Soda Hall, x2-9955,, office hours W 2-3pm, Th 3-4pm
Nancy Van House, 307A South Hall, x2-0855,

The seminar will continue to address topics at the boundary between computer science and disciplines studying human behavior. Topics include education and development, collaboration, knowledge creation, design and cognition, and computers as tools and mediators of those activities.

Archive: Previous semester's speakers and abstracts.

HCC Readings: Here is a list of HCC-related books. Please feel free to suggest additions to it.

The seminar web page is while the general HCC project page is

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Schedule for Spring 2001 

Date Speaker Title
1/23/01 Paul Pangaro
Pangaro-Volz Group
Who's Wants To Be Prototyper?
The End-User Does - A Subversive Perspective for HCI
2/13/01 Alex Wright
Liquid Thinking
Real-world HCI: Building a User Experience practice at an Internet professional services firm
2/20/01 Randall Smith
Sun Labs
Will Virtual Collaborative Learning be Effective?
A Study of "Distributed Tutored Video Instruction"
2/27/01 Jane Fulton Suri
Human Centered Design - Design in Harmony with Human Values
3/6/01 Harry Saddler
MetaDesign Inc.
Understanding Design Representations: 
What Do All Those Lines and Boxes Do For Us, Anyway?
3/13/01 Debby Hindus Casablanca: Designing Social Communication Devices for the Home
3/20/01 Terry Winograd
Stanford University
Experiments in Interactive Workspaces
4/3/01 CHI-2001 (No seminar)   
4/24/01 Batya Friedman
University of Washington

Value-Sensitive Design:Cookies, Web browsers and Informed Consent Online

5/8/01 Beki Grinter
Xerox PARC
Coordinating over Distance: Conway's Law and Beyond