Please join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) in Autumn Quarter for a 10-week seminar on current topics in the field by HCDE faculty. Each 40-minute talk will be followed by a Q&A session. Members of the UW community and the public are welcome. More information about the series is available online at hcde.uw.edu/521.
Title: How People are Creating Information Systems and Finding New Ways to Collaborate
Date: October 3, 2012
Speaker: Charlotte Lee, HCDE Assistant Professor
When: Wednesdays, 5:00-5:50 PM
Where: Mary Gates Hall, Room 241, UW Seattle campus
So much of our work lives and everyday lives involve collaboration. The importance of collaboration is true with or without technology. Yet with the advent of new technologies, people are finding more ways than ever to communicate and to interact for both work and play. The shifts have been so radical that even the notion of what it means to collaborate has changed among scholars. This talk will explore various ways that people are collaborating using internet-based technologies. Examples will be drawn from various projects including research on an online community of rubber duck collectors socializing and sharing collecting tips, marine biologists sharing genomic information, and software developers building information infrastructures for scientists.
Instructor: Professor Jan Spyridakis
1 Credit (Credit/Non-credit)
Registration for UW students is available by entry code; contact the HCDE advisor by emailing email@example.com.
About the Speaker
Dr. Charlotte P. Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington and Director of the Computer Supported Collaboration Laboratory. She has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D in Information Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Lee’s research is in the field of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) with a focus on studying cyberinfrastructure development as a way to understanding highly dynamic, emergent collaborations.