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Our analyses of the activities performed by users of computer systems show complex patterns of interleaved activities. Current human - computer interfaces provide little support for the kinds of problems users encounter when attempting to accomplish several different tasks in a single session. In this paper we develop a framework for discussing the(More)
This one-and-a-half day workshop was intended to bring together researchers concerned about the state of theory in HCI, to discuss the adequacy of current theoretical frameworks and to examine more closely a number of alternative or extended frameworks that have been proposed for HCI. A further aim was to examine the recent 'turn to the social' and its(More)
INTRODUCTION We tested the hypothesis that repeated autoclaving removes protein deposits from the classic laryngeal mask airway (LMA). METHODS Twenty previously used LMAs were hand washed, machine washed, dried, autoclaved and randomly allocated into four equal-sized groups for repeat autoclaving on 0 (control), 1, 2 and 3 occasions. After the final(More)
HCI is diverse and rapidly developing. Should we celebrate its diversity, or should we require it to have a clear theoretical foundation? And, whatever our view of the discipline itself, how can we support each other (and especially our students) to work to high standards as the discipline develops? 1. THE WORKSHOP What is your conceptual framework? Why is(More)
In this introductory chapter, we describe the key lessons from an earlier HCI Educators' conference, held in Limerick in 2006, the outcomes of which led to the theme of HCIEd 2007 – Creativity: Experiencing to Educate and Design. The paper discusses the lessons leant around four key questions: nature vs. nurture: can creative invention be taught; what tools(More)
The heavy rains that hit Natal city, Brazil, on June 14 th , 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, caused an intense landslide in Mãe Luíza neighborhood, that resulted in a huge crater, affecting the life of 187 families, and 26 of them had their homes completely destroyed. It made explicit the weakness and unpreparedness of government and nongovernmental(More)