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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bossio, Juan Fernando; Sotomayor, Katia (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 ...
  • Rozengardt, Adrian; Finquelievich, Susana (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 ...
  • Development Research Network (D.Net) (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 ...

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