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My Day as a Data Dealer

A while back I stumbled upon a browser game which in some ways could be considered an attempt to gamify privacy literacy. Gamification in the context of surveillance usually means the exploitation of the pleasures of play in order to collect and sell data, i.e. in fitness or productivity apps. In a somewhat similar vein, a group of […]

Viewing the World through Technology’s Eyes

Overlooking a recent technology article on BBC news (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24332358), I read about how a Japanese research lab is developing a system to allow users (via augemnted reality) to be able to see the translation of writing in the environment. Naturally, its intended application is to allowing users to see the their foreign surroundings in a […]

Cory Knobel receives iConference 2014 best paper award

Dr. Cory Knobel, executive director of the EVOKE Lab & Studio, received the Lee Dirks Memorial Award for best paper at the 2014 iConference, held in Berlin, Germany on March 4-7, along with co-authors Dr. Leanne Bowler and Eleanor Mattern of the University of Pittsburgh iSchool. The paper, Developing Design Interventions for Cyberbullying: A Narrative-Based […]

Values in Design for Collaborative Systems at CTS 2013

Lab members Matthew Bietz, Cory Knobel, and Katie Pine presented a tutorial on Values in Design for Collaborative Systems at the 2013 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems in San Diego. In the tutorial we provided an introduction to human-centered computing, explored the Values in Design concept, and then worked through a series of […]

Values in Design Fellows honored at iConference 2013

The 2013 iConference, held in Fort Worth, TX in mid-February, saw a number of entries from the Values in Design community. In the conference awards ceremony, two entries from VID-related work garnered top awards. 2012 VID Fellow Jaime Synder of Syracuse University shared the award for best dissertation, entitled “Image-Enabled Discourse; Investigating the Creation of […]