Micah Alpern

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Existing gesture-interface research has centered on controlling the user's primary task. This paper explores the use of gestures to control secondary tasks while the user is focused on driving. Through contextual inquiry, ten iterative prototypes, and a Wizard of Oz experiment, we show that a gesture interface is a viable alternative for completing(More)
Human computation is an effective way to channel human effort spent playing games to solving computational problems that are easy for humans but difficult for computers to automate. We propose Thumbs-Up, a new game for human computation with the purpose of playing to rank search result. Our experience from users shows that Thumbs-Up is not only fun to play,(More)
Two experiments were conducted on four units of a residential facility for the multiply-handicapped retarded in an attempt to improve daily care and training services. Experiment I compared the effects of two procedures in maintaining the work performance of attendants, using an A-B design on two units. One procedure consisted of implementing specific(More)
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