CS547 Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and Design)Fridays 12:50-2:05 · Gates B01 · Open to the public
Jofish Kaye · Yahoo!
Comfortable, Communal and Creative Computing
December 7, 2012
The last two years have seen an explosion of growth in tablet computing. In this talk I discuss a qualitative interview-based study of early tablet owners in the San Francisco Bay Area, in which we tried to understand the role of tablet computing in their everyday lives. I use findings from this study to explore three key areas for research in day-to-day computing practices: comfortable computing, recognizing and exploring the impact of computing environment on usage and vice versa; communal computing, the role of computing technologies and practices within the family; and new styles of creative computing, exploring the changing nature of creativity, curation and consumption in a keyboard-less world.