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Although they have potential, to date location-based information systems have not radically improved the way we interact with our surroundings. To study related issues, we developed a location-based reminder system, PlaceMail, and demonstrate its utility in supporting everyday tasks through a month-long field study. We identify current tools and practices(More)
Scientific peer review, open source software development, wikis, and other domains use distributed review to improve quality of created content by providing feedback to the work's creator. Distributed review is used to assess or improve the quality of a work (e.g., an article). However, it can also provide learning benefits to the participants in the review(More)
With new technology, people can share information about everyday places they go; the resulting data helps others find and evaluate places. Recent applications like Dodgeball and Sharescape repurpose everyday place information: users create local place data for personal use, and the systems display it for public use. We explore both the opportunities -- new(More)
Many people use the Internet to search for geographically local information, with a growing number of websites dedicated to this task. However, it is not clear exactly how users integrate geographic search with content-based search, nor how to obtain reliable information about places in a geographic region. We created Sharescape, a map-based application in(More)
Large software organizations seek internal professional staff development beyond traditional corporate training in specific technical skills (i.e., a new programming language or tool). This paper describes the results of one effort of delivery: the offering of a non-credit small, private, online course (SPOC) in software design. Participants spanned those(More)
In many commercial environments understanding the user's intention can lead to more engaging and intelligent user interactions. We looked at theme park photo kiosks where many people use their camera phones to capture their ride photos on preview displays. We believe that by identifying people with photo-taking intention and engaging them through(More)
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