Meeting 10/19/2011: Prof. Scott McCrickard, Virginia Tech — Collaborating with Claims in Interaction Design

This talk and discussion will explore how the capture and reuse of claims can help share knowledge across diverse populations of designers, resulting in measurably better user interfaces for emerging mobile platforms. The talk will differentiate claims from other knowledge capture mechanisms and will highlight examples of how claims capture and reuse can enable knowledge-sharing in design. It is expected that the discussion will explore the possibilities and limitations of this approach in relation to the design efforts and methodologies under way at the University of Colorado and elsewhere.

Scott McCrickard is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and a member of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech. He is currently on sabbatical for the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research is on the design of mobile interfaces, toward understanding how designers capture, share, and reuse design knowledge. He has received best paper awards from the Internet Research Journal, the IFIP Interact Conference, and the Advances in Computer-Human Interactions Conference. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in mathematical science, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia Tech in computer science.