Noura Howell

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This paper explores the social meaning of clothing-based displays of biosignals. How do friends make sense of their own and each other's skin conductance display in the context of a conversation? We developed <i>Hint</i>, a dynamic thermochromic t-shirt whose ambiguous pattern changes color when its wearer's skin conductance increases, an indication of(More)
This paper explores the role dynamic textile displays play in relation to personal style: What does it mean to wear computationally responsive clothing and why would one be motivated to do so? We developed a novel textile display technology, called Ebb, and created several woven and crochet fabric swatches that explored clothing-specific design(More)
AIMS To study the epidemiological trends of nontuberculous mycobacterial lymphadenitis affecting New Zealand children from 1986-95. METHODS Cases were identified from the records of the three regional reference laboratories in New Zealand. All children of less than 16 years with a positive culture of nontuberculous mycobacteria from a lymph node tissue(More)
We present a case report of a 65-year-old gentleman who presented with an aortoenteric fistula along with a review of the literature. He was found, in addition, to have an inflammatory infrarenal aortic aneurysm with a posterior rupture. Cultures of the aneurysm sac confirmed a Streptococcus pneumoniae infection. The patient had previously presented with(More)
We present a novel design idea to capture and preserve the laughter of ourselves, friends, and loved ones with tangible representations. With preliminary design explorations, we discuss interaction design opportunities for celebrating our positive affect through concrete reminders of our laughter.
My work explores interactions with physiological signals in daily life. I develop alternative representations of these signals and study experiences and interpretations around these artifacts, leveraging material properties to create new associations and interpretations. Through broadening the design space around biosensing, I probe what relationships with(More)
This workshop seeks to expand our understanding and imaginations regarding the possible roles biosensors (sensors measuring humans) can-and should-play in everyday life. By applying a critical lens to issues of interpretation, representation, and experience around biosensing and biosensors, we aim to shape research agendas within DIS, and generate new(More)
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