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Articles Tagged: Human-centered computing

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Is computing toxic?

By Xuhai Xu, September 2021

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SECTION: Features

Designing technology that promotes users' digital wellbeing

Existing tools for digital self-control strongly rely on users' self-regulation strategies and capabilities. Recent work, however, highlights the importance of proactively assisting users in learning how to use technology through customizable and adaptable interventions.

By Alberto Monge Roffarello, Luigi De Russis, September 2021

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Sleep, health, productivity, and the double-edged sword of technology

While technology has traditionally impaired sleep, it also has the potential to enable and reframe sleep as a productivity and health booster.

By Stephen M. Mattingly, September 2021

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Integrating people-centered and planet-centered design

Exploring the many approaches and issues involved in developing technologies for wellbeing---from including environmental concerns to building long-lasting, transdisciplinary partnerships both inside and beyond the academy.

By Xuhai Xu, September 2021

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Assessing the mental health of college students by leveraging social media data

The mental health of college students is a growing concern and gauging the mental health needs of this group is difficult to assess in real-time and in scale. The ubiquity and widespread use of social media, particularly among young adults, provides opportunities for various stakeholders to proactively assess the mental health of college students and provide timely and tailored support.

By Koustuv Saha, Munmun De Choudhury, September 2021

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Making with a sustainable purpose

This interview presents insights into Dr. Mauriello's research projects in user-centered design to promote energy literacy within residential households.

By Jiayi Li, Karan Ahuja, June 2021

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Can developers make communication software more usable for at-risk users they are never likely to meet?

By Mariel García-Montes, July 2020

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Decolonizing design through the perspectives of cosmological others: Arguing for an ontological turn in design research and practice

Decolonizing design through the perspectives of cosmological others: Arguing for an ontological turn in design research and practice

A closer attention to cultural and cosmological difference as the basis for thinking about how we redesign our own modern technological infrastructures may be the way to decolonize design research.

By Ahmed Ansari, November 2019

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How technology converses with local languages

How technology converses with local languages

The relationship between technology and language use is situated in social and historical factors. Considering the meaning of language use in technology design is essential for supporting diverse language preferences.

By Naveena Karusala, November 2019

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Protibadi: Starting the fight against sexual abuse

Protibadi: Starting the fight against sexual abuse

The story of how a group of Bangladeshi volunteers used technology to address the country's sexual abuse problem.

By Nova Ahmed, November 2019

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Play ball

COLUMN: Letter from the editors

Play ball

By Gierad Laput, July 2019

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Computer science and sports: The digital evolution of physical competition

COLUMN: INIT

Computer science and sports: The digital evolution of physical competition

By Patrick Carrington, Eliezer Bernart, July 2019

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Explaining explainable AI

SECTION: Features

Explaining explainable AI

How good are you at explaining your decisions? Are you better than a machine? Today, AI systems are being asked to explain their decisions. This article explores the challenges in solving this problem and approaches researchers are pursuing.

By Michael Hind, April 2019

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COLUMN: INIT

Human to human

By Alex Ahmed, Teresa Almeida, December 2017

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SECTION: Features

Reflecting on robots, love, and poetry

Finding the poetry in programming and the algorithms in poems

By Margaret Rhee, December 2017

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"We had tough times, but we've sort of sewn our way through it: the partnership quilt

Using capacitive touch sensors and traditional quilting techniques lead to the collision of seemingly disparate worlds and resulted in the creation of the Partnership Quilt, a living archive of voices in the shape of an interactive piece of craftwork.

By Angelika Strohmayer, Janis Meissner, December 2017

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Positive computing: a novel research field to promote human well-being

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

Positive computing: a novel research field to promote human well-being

After decades of remarkable leaps and bounds, is technology really helping to increase society's well-being?

By Gustavo Fortes Tondello, June 2017

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A brief introduction to decolonial computing

SECTION: Features

A brief introduction to decolonial computing

Does computing need to be decolonized, and if so, how should such decolonization be effected? This short essay introduces a recent proposal at the fringes of computing, which attempts to engage these and other related questions.

By Syed Mustafa Ali, June 2016

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Soft printing with fabric

Soft printing with fabric

3-D printed objects made of fabric could be flexible and deformable, bringing possibilities to new sensors and actuators.

By Huaishu Peng, Scott Hudson, Jennifer Mankoff, James McCann, April 2016

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The curious case of a sick google glass

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

The curious case of a sick google glass

The XRDS blog highlights a range of topics from security and privacy to neuroscience. Selected blog posts, edited for print, will be featured in every issue. Please visit xrds.acm.org/blog to read each post in its entirety.

By Wolfgang Richter, June 2014

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Information technology and international development

COLUMN: INIT

Information technology and international development

By Shikoh Gitau, Nithya Sambasivan, December 2012

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Crime prevention technologies in low-income communities

SECTION: Features

Crime prevention technologies in low-income communities

Using collaborative technology as a grassroots effort to reduce violent crime in Chicago.

By Sheena Lewis Erete, December 2012

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ICTD at the University of California Berkeley

ICTD at the University of California Berkeley

Several leading researchers from UC Berkeley share their personal research stories, opinions about the field, and advice for students interested in ICTD.

By Nithya Sambasivan, December 2012

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A social scientist sits among ICTD workers

A social scientist sits among ICTD workers

Reflections on the place of qualitative methods in ICTD work.

By Sumitra Nair, December 2012

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Voices in ICT for development

Voices in ICT for development

Researchers from around the world tell us about their personal and institutional efforts in international development.

By Nithya Sambasivan, December 2012

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Lessons and opportunities in ICT4D

Lessons and opportunities in ICT4D

If ICT4D aims to effectively answer the grand challenges it faces, young researchers, in both design and computer science, must be aware of the consequences of how terminology frames this field, be willing to critique and adjust research methods and attend to neglected, challenging concepts.

By Samantha Merritt, December 2012

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Facing the African ICTD academic divide

Facing the African ICTD academic divide

This article stitches together the current journey of ICTD researchers based in Africa who formed a virtual network, which hopes to contribute toward the enhancement of representation within the academic ICTD community.

By Kathleen Diga, December 2012

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Matthew Kam: Technology, impact and development

D-Lab-ICT: spreading ICT innovation

DEPARTMENT: Labz

D-Lab-ICT: spreading ICT innovation

By Jonathan Kola, December 2012

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ICT for education

DEPARTMENT: Back

ICT for education

By Finn Kuusisto, December 2012

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Behold a pail of milk

COLUMN: INIT: issue introduction

Behold a pail of milk

By Malay Bhattacharyya, Vaggelis Giannikas, March 2011

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The 'Internet of Things' and commerce

SECTION: Features

The 'Internet of Things' and commerce

Everything, everywhere, tagged and tracked. How can this data be harnessed to deliver better products and services?

By Mark Harrison, March 2011

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Introduction

By Justin Solomon, March 2009

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HCI and theology

By Steve Clough, March 2009

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AmazonViz

This article describes a technique to visualize query results, representing purchase orders placed on Amazon.com, along a traditional 2-D scatter plot and a space-filling spiral. We integrate 3-D objects that vary their spatial placement, color, and texture properties into a visualization algorithm. This algorithm represents important aspects of a purchase order based on experimental results from human vision, computer graphics, and psychology. The resulting visual abstractions are used by viewers to rapidly and effectively explore and analyze the underlying purchase orders data.

By Amit Prakash Sawant, Christopher G. Healey, Dongfeng Chen, Rada Chirkova, March 2009

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Modding

By Caio Camargo, March 2009

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Introduction

By Justin Solomon, December 2007

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At a crossroads

By Paula Bach, Chris Jordon, December 2006

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Research posters 101

By Lorrie Faith Cranor, November 1996

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