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    • The Web Experience 

      Martin, Andrew P.; Ivory, Melody Y.; Groce, Dmitri (2004-12-17)
      We developed an interactive movie to educate people who do not have impairments about how people who do have certain impairments experience the World Wide Web. We walk the viewer through the experiences of five people who ...
    • SmartSites Toolkit for Evaluating Course Web Sites 

      Ivory, Melody Y. (2004-12-17)
      To facilitate the design of effective web sites for classroom-based courses, we developed a systematic heuristic evaluation methodology and relevant heuristics. To facilitate reuse of the methodology, we developed an ...
    • Don’t Take My Folders Away! Organizing Personal Information to Get Things Done 

      Jones, William; Phuwanartnurak, Ammy Jiranida; Gill, Rajdeep; Bruce, Harry (2005-01-11)
      A study explores the way people organize information in support of projects (“teach a course”, “plan a wedding”, etc.). The folder structures to organize project information – especially electronic documents and other ...
    • The Universal Labeler: Plan the Project and Let Your Information Follow 

      Jones, William; Munat, Charles; Bruce, Harry (2005-03-29)
      The Universal Labeler (UL) supports a single, unified scheme of “labeling” which can be applied to organize various kinds of information including electronic documents, email messages and web references. The UL takes a ...
    • Creativity Tasks and Coding System -- Used in the Plasma Display Window Study 

      Severson, Rachel L.; Feldman, Erika N.; Kahn, Jr., Peter H.; Friedman, Batya (2005-04-05)
      Few would disagree about the importance of creativity in human life. At the same time, creativity has proved difficult to measure empirically. In this technical report, we describe three creativity tasks – the Droodle ...
    • Coding Manual for "The Distant Gardener: What Conversations in the Telegarden Reveal about Human-Telerobotic Interaction" 

      Friedman, Batya; Alexander, Irene S.; Kahn, Jr., Peter H. (2005-06-16)
      The Telegarden is a small plot of earth encircling an industrial robotic arm. A web-based interface allows users to activate the robotic arm, view the garden through a camera mounted on the robotic arm, change the view, ...
    • Reflections on Usable Privacy for Location-Awareness Systems 

      Friedman, Batya (2005-06-29)
      For the past decade, the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab now at the University of Washington has been investigating privacy in public in relation to information technologies. More recently, we have begun collaborations ...
    • Coding Manual for “The Watcher and The Watched: Social Judgments about Privacy in a Public Place” 

      Hagman, Jennifer; Severson, Rachel L.; Friedman, Batya; Kahn, Jr., Peter H. (2005-07-13)
      How do people reason about privacy when sophisticated cameras capture people’s images in a public space? Toward answering this question, we interviewed 120 participants in one of four conditions. All conditions involved ...
    • In Support of External Representations for Personal Information Management 

      Jones, William; Munat, Charles; Foxley, Austin; Bruce, Harry (2005-08-17)
      This article describes research that looks at how structure is now used and might be better used in support of personal information management (PIM). Efforts to structure personal information find expression in various ...
    • Exploring the Persistent Problem of User Assistance 

      Martin, Andrew P.; Ivory, Melody Y.; Megraw, Rodrick; Slabosky, Beverly (2005-08-25)
      Users continue to report problems with user assistance systems. We conducted a study within three populations that have a stake in the user assistance process: users, developers (anyone who plays a role in creating the ...
    • Helping Users to Use Online Resources to Resolve Information Technology Problems: An Opportunity for the Semantic Web 

      Ivory, Melody Y.; Martin, Andrew P.; Megraw, Rodrick; Slabosky, Beverly (2005-08-29)
      Users need help systems to support their use of complex information technology (IT); however, several studies have shown help systems to be inadequate. To identify ways in which to improve help systems, we administered an ...
    • An Overview of Tactile Graphics Production and HCI Barriers in Existing Software Resources 

      Slabosky, Beverly; Ivory, Melody Y.; Martin, Andrew P.; Lacenski, Amelia (2005-08-31)
      Through the use of an on-line questionnaire and in-depth observation sessions, we examined how people produce tactile graphics (raised images that are designed to be read by the fingers) for blind students and how they use ...
    • Personal Information Management 

      Jones, William (2005-11-08)
      Personal Information Management (PIM) refers to both the practice and the study of the activities people perform in order to acquire, organize, maintain and retrieve information for everyday use. One ideal of PIM is that ...
    • Design Talk in a Community of Innovators 

      Hendry, David; Kilburn, Shawn; Annabi, Hala; Mai, Jens-Erik (2006-05-19)
      This technical report describes an exploratory analysis of a community of innovators who indirectly contributed to the design of del.icio.us, a system for social tagging. Participants in this community, which is mediated ...
    • e‐Skills and employability: A learning and networking event for NGOs 

      Garrido, Maria; Garland, Nancy (Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2007-06)
      On June 19, 2007, twenty NGO practitioners from across Europe gathered at the e‐Skills & Employability Workshop to share best practices and discuss new ways to grow and sustain efforts to support economic empowerment through ...
    • ICT training for disadvantaged populations: The importance of tailoring to the local context 

      Garrido, Maria; Coward, Chris; Gordon, Andrew (Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2007-06)
      This study describes the efforts of NGOs around the world to bring the benefits of new technologies to disadvantaged communities through their ICT training programs. It asks how NGOs design ICT training programs to meet ...
    • ICT training and employability: Integrated service delivery in workforce development networks 

      Sullivan, Joseph; Garrido, Maria; Dridi, Khaled; Coward, Chris; Gordon, Andrew (Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2007-06)
      This study investigates how community-based organizations that provide basic technology training integrate it with other services and tap a network of service providers to improve employability prospects for lower-wage, ...
    • Landscape Public Access to ICTs Country Profile: Namibia 

      James, Tina; Louw, Milton (Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School, 2008)
      This research focuses on the public access to information and communication landscapes in 24 countries, with specific focus on public libraries, to understand the information needs of underserved communities, public access ...
    • Landscape Public Access to ICTs Country Profile: Dominican Republic 

      Alfaro, Francia; Molina, José Pablo; Camacho Jiménez, Kemly (Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School, 2008)
      This research focuses on the public access to information and communication landscapes in 24 countries, with specific focus on public libraries, to understand the information needs of underserved communities, public access ...
    • Landscape Public Access to ICTs Country Profile: Costa Rica 

      Sánchez González, Adriana; Camacho Jiménez, Kemly (Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School, 2008)
      This research focuses on the public access to information and communication landscapes in 24 countries, with specific focus on public libraries, to understand the information needs of underserved communities, public access ...