Just a few quick updates this week…
iSchoolers in the News
The iSchool’s annual iAffiliates Day was held May 3 at the Intellectual House, featuring keynote speaker Vanessa Pegueros of DocuSign. She spoke about the need to build security into the innovation process. Read more in our roundup on the event.
Are your apps designed to give you meaningful experiences or just to suck you in? The iSchool’s Alexis Hiniker and colleagues from HCDE looked into the causes and effects of “meaningless” smartphone use. HCDE has the story.
Tweets of the Week
Have fun and help our researchers! They're looking for kids ages 9-13 to test NatureCollections, an app that aims to connect kids with nature. Learn more and sign up at https://t.co/ssZsboXKqq pic.twitter.com/7YrgVnyiIY
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) May 9, 2018
Congratulations to @jasoncyip and Kung Jin Lee! Congratulations to Jin Ha Lee and @effrenatus! This is awesome!
Great research advisors and colleagues and collaborators doing important work (library co-design and video game metadata/archiving). I'm excited to see these projects. https://t.co/aGkaw0DHW7
— Caroline P. 📚[General Exam 5/9-23] (@carolinethegeek) May 4, 2018
— Ballard High Library 📚 (@BeaverReaders) May 8, 2018
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— CNI (@cni_org) May 8, 2018
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) May 10, 2018
— Hallie Clawson (@The_Informaiden) May 10, 2018
Why is some smartphone use seen as engaging, but not meaningful? A team of HCDE and @UW_iSchool researchers set out to identify what smartphone use people find meaningful, and they believe it is up to designers to build better experiences. https://t.co/O5454rHp5l pic.twitter.com/4qLOJGUJ6k
— UW HCDE (@hcdeUW) May 10, 2018