Seminar on People, Computers, and Design - 1998-99

On-line videos of the presentations since November 6, 1998 are hosted at

September 25, 1998 - Gillian Crampton Smith, Royal College Of Art, London
   Computer-Related Design at the Royal College of Art

October 2, 1998 - Terry Winograd, Stanford Computer Science
   A Human-Centered architecture for an Interactive Workspace

October 9, 1998 - John Dowding and Robert Moore, SRI International and NASA Ames Research,
    CommandTalk: A Spoken-Language Interface to a Battlefield Simulator

October 16, 1998 - Don Norman, Nielsen-Norman Group,
    The life cycle of a technology: Why it is so difficult for large companies to innovate

October 23, 1998 - Andreas Paepcke, Stanford Digital Library Project
    Interacting with Information: Lessons from the Stanford Digital Library Project

October 30, 1998 - Paul Saffo, Institute for the Future
  Sensors: The Next wave in information technology

November 6, 1998 - Rosalind Picard - MIT Media Lab
    Toward Affective Interfaces

November 13, 1998 - Paul Rankin, Philips Research, Redhill, UK
    StarCursors in ContentSpace: Abstractions of people and places

November 20, 1998 - Scott Snibbe, Interval Research
    Dynamic Abstraction


December 4, 1998 - Miriam Reiner, Technion, Israel
    Access to tacit embodied knowledge: Force sensations and conceptualization

January 8, 1999 - Hy Murveit, Nuance Communications
   Speech Recognition: From Laboratory to Consumer - Half a Million Callers a Day can't be Wrong!

January 15, 1999 - Lucy Suchman, Xerox PARC
   Putting Working Document Collections Online

January 22, 1999 - Patrick Whitney and Kei Sato, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology,
    As If Users Mattered: Research in Human Centered Design

January 29, 1999 - Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley,
    Interfacing Telerobotics to the Net: Experiments in Telepistemology

February 5, 1999 - Sara Kiesler, Carnegie Mellon University
    The Internet at Home: Expectations, Realities, and the Future

February 12, 1999 - James Landay, UC Berkeley
    Informal User Interfaces for Shared Note Taking

February 19, 1999 - Allan Kuchinsky, Hewlett Packard Laboratories
    Consumer Multimedia Organization and Retrieval

February 26, 1999 - Sharon Oviatt - Oregon Graduate Institute
    Ten Myths of Multimodal Interaction

March 5, 1999 - Jaron Lanier, National Tele-immersion Initiative  
    The National Tele-immersion Initiative

March 12, 1999 - Rob Barrett, IBM Almaden Research Center
    Personal Information, Privacy, and the Web

April 2, 1999 - Allen Cypher, David Canfield Smith, Larry Tesler , StageCast,,
    Visual Interactive Simulations

April 9, 1999 - Bay-Wei Chang, Jock Mackinlay, and Polle Zellweger, Xerox PARC
    Fluid Documents: Annotation in Context

April 16, 1999 - Mihai Nadin, University of Wuppertal (currently Stanford CSLI)
    Computational Design

April 23, 1999 - Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Transcending the Individual Human Mind

April 30, 1999 - Keith Edwards and Anthony LaMarca, Xerox PARC,
    Flatland User Interfaces

May 7, 1999 - Ken Fishkin, Anuj Gujar, Beverly Harrison, and Roy Want, Xerox PARC,,,
    Invisible Interfaces

May 14, 1999 - Elin Rønby Pedersen, FXPAL
   Tacit Interaction

May 21, 1999 - Norbert Streitz, GMD-IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany
    Roomware: Towards the next Generation of Human-Computer Interaction based on an Integrated Design of Real and Virtual Worlds

May 28, 1999 - Adam Cheyer, SRI International
    Tasking Communities of Agents Through Adaptable Multimodal Interfaces


Titles and abstracts for all years are available by year and by speaker.

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