“For example:” leveraging concepts in context


Date Thursday May 20th 2010
Venue George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC

PARC Forum

Design examples can powerfully illustrate concepts and alternatives, and the Web opens up new opportunities for design sharing, reuse, and collaboration. How can software tools amplify this value? My group’s research empowers more users to design interactive systems, expert designers to be more creative, and programmers to engage in more design thinking. Much of this work emphasizes prototyping for its pivotal role in design innovation, collaboration, and creativity. Our research has introduced techniques for users to demonstrate interactive behavior, sample existing design elements to create new ones, and tightly integrate the creation and evaluation aspects of design. We explore these issues on mobile, desktop, web, and sensor-based platforms. We seek to understand the fundamental psychological and social ingredients of design excellence in order to create more effective design tools and practices. We prototype that future interfactive systems; a current project looks at the future of mobile interaction.


Scott R. Klemmer is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University where he co-directs the Human-Computer Interaction Group. Organizations around the world use his lab’s open-source design tools, and several books and popular press articles have covered his research.

Klemmer is a co-recipient of the CHI and UIST Best Paper Awards, Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship, Sloan Fellowship, and NSF CAREER award. He received a dual BA in Art-Semiotics and Computer Science from Brown University, and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.


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