Please join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) this Friday for our Winter 2010 Usability Issues in HCDE Seminar Series. The presentation format is a 30-minute talk followed by a Q&A session. Members of the UW community and the public are welcome.
The week’s featured speaker is:
Who: Brian Landry, Research Associate, INSER, Information School, UW
Topic: Online Storytelling with Digital Photos
When: 12:30-1:20 pm, Friday, February 19, 2010
Where: Loew Hall, room 216
Abstract: The emergence of digital cameras has made it possible to share personal photos across space and time. However, sharing the stories evoked by digital photos is a difficult endeavor. In this talk, I will discuss the difficulties associated with online photo storytelling and present the design of Storytellr, a system developed to address those difficulties. Storytellr integrates storytelling activities with photo activities to support photo story composition. Through an evaluation of Storytellr I discovered Storytellr provides a satisfying experience and outcome for authors as well as viewers.
Bio: Brian M. Landry is a Research Associate with INSER in the Information School at the University of Washington. He is also affiliated with CHILL in HCDE. His research lies at the intersection of the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Multimedia, and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) communities. In particular, Brian is interested in the use of media-based storytelling in communication, problem-solving and healthcare.
HCDE’s Winter 2010 Usability Speakers Series is scheduled for Fridays, 12:20 – 1:20 pm in room 216 of Loew Hall. View the full Winter 2010 Usability Speakers Series schedule is online at: http://www.hcde.washington.edu/nav-courses/521/win10 . Registration for UW students is available by entry code; contact the HCDE adviser by emailing Gian Bruno at firstname.lastname@example.org.