[sugar] Fwd: HCIL Service Grant
ken.ritchie at redhat.com
Tue Dec 5 19:14:32 EST 2006
The HCIL folks are wonderful, and they have a great track record! It
would be fascinating to invite them delve into some aspect of SUGAR or
OLPC usability...if they aren't already in the OLPC loop.
The HCIL (Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory)
http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/ was founded in 1983 by Ben Shneiderman, at
the University of Maryland at College Park. Hanging out with Ben & the
HCIL community was always a rewarding, enriching experience. I've missed
that...since I moved to Georgia.
Check Allison Druin's "CHIkids" page,
and a recent HCIL project,
"Children as Design Partners" (ages 7-11)
FYI: Kent Norman literally "wrote the book" (the first one) on menus...
/"The Psychology of Menu Selection: Designing Cognitive Control at the
--ken ritchie (atlanta)
Making technology for kids without working directly with them,
"is like making clothes for someone you don’t know the size of."
Celeste Lyn Paul wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
> Subject: HCIL Service Grant
> Date: Tuesday 05 December 2006 14:32
> From: "Schneider, Kiki" <kiki at cs.umd.edu>
> To: DC_CHI at listserv.acm.org
> Please pass on to anyone in need who may be interested in an HCIL
> Service Grant:
> Imagine a group of 20-30 dedicated individuals with extensive computer
> knowledge, who want to make your life easier by working with you for one
> day to find a solution to a technology-related problem...
> The University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL), a
> leader in the field of HCI is currently reviewing proposals for small
> service grants. We are offering our expertise for free on a project that
> would help improve an organization's day-to-day functioning by taking
> advantage of our strengths which include expert review, task analysis,
> contextual inquiry, software development and more. Our goal is to help
> make the world a better place with the use of HCI methods, skills, and
> We are now accepting proposals, due February 9, 2007.
> The HCIL will be available for one day in April 2007 for this project.
> For complete details, see:
> Dr. Allison Druin
> Director, Human-Computer Interaction Lab www.cs.umd.edu/hcil Associate
> Professor University of Maryland College of Information Studies and
> Institute for Advanced Computer Studies www.umiacs.umd.edu/~allisond
> allisond at umiacs.umd.edu
> Office: +1 301 405 7406
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