FICTION - A Universe where Researchers are Tradeable Assets (03/05/17)

This is a piece of fiction based off a news article about a trade in professional sports.

Luck in My Career (02/19/17)

I was inspired a few days ago by Dan Cosley’s post about the impact of luck on his getting tenure. Reading it made me reflect on a number of random “chance events,” that have ultimately guided my career in some fairly profound ways. I do tend to agree with Randy Pausch’s notion that luck is preparation meets opportunity, but I do still feel like sometimes, those opportunities just feel crazy random.

Values in Technology Design (12/15/16)

A colleague recently wrote me to ask me about my opinion of an article about the design of mobile technologies, and how they seem very addictive.

I originally wrote this for him in an email, so the tone is fairly casual. But, I figure I probably won’t try to sit down to figure out how to word it better, so here it is verbatim.

Attending Conferences - Level 3 (06/17/16)

This is the last in a series of five blog posts about attending academic conferences (HCI ones in particular). This post describes some last tips and tricks for session chairs.

More posts:

Attending Conferences - Level 2 (06/16/16)

Attending Conferences - Level 1 (06/15/16)

Attending Conferences - Level 0 (06/14/16)

HCI Conferences 101 (06/13/16)

The Frustrations and Benefits of Mobile Device Usage in the Home when Co-Present with Family Members (06/10/16)

A Study of Collaboration in Minecraft (04/13/16)

Writing Bliss... (11/17/15)

Jekyll Up! (11/16/15)

Mechanics of Camera Work in Mobile Video Collaboration (03/05/15)

Applying Geocaching Principles to Site-Based Citizen Science and Eliciting Reactions via a Technology Probe (02/23/15)

Research Lessons from MasterChef (12/28/14)

A Structural Problem in the CHI Review Process (12/18/14)

PC Meetings - A Quiet Guy's Perspective (11/14/14)

Designing for Happiness (10/31/14)

PVA 2014 Workshop (06/23/14)

OneSpace - Shared Visual Scenes for Active Free Play (05/25/14)

Blog post about this blog (05/12/14)