Richard Beckwith

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Standard alphabetical procedures for organizing lexical information put together words that are spelled alike and scatter words with similar or related meanings haphazardly through the list. Unfortunately, there is no obvious alternative, no other simple way for lexicographers to keep track of what has been done or for readers to find the word they are(More)
U bicomp researchers have long argued that privacy is a design issue,1 and it goes without saying that successful design requires that we understand the desires, concerns, and awareness of the technology’s users. Yet, because ubicomp systems are relatively unusual, too little empirical research exists to inform designers about potential users. Complicating(More)
Using ethnographic research methods, the authors studied the structure of the needs and priorities of people working in a vineyard to gain a better understanding of the potential for sensor networks in agriculture. We discuss an extended study of vineyard workers and their work practices to assess the potential for sensor network systems to aid work in this(More)
This paper reports the results of a 6-month deployment of a 65-node multi-hop network in a vineyard setting. This deployment specifically looked to discover ways in which a farm setting could find a return on investment for deploying such a network. Our ongoing collaborations of over two years ultimately have included everyone from the vineyard owners to(More)
In this paper, we develop a system for teaching the task of sorting a set of virtual coins. Teaching is a challenging domain for AI systems because three problems must be solved at once: a teacher must simultaneously infer both social variables (attention, boredom, confusion, expertise, aptitude), as well as physical ones (task progress, objects being used,(More)
More and more personal devices such as mobile phones and multimedia players use embedded sensing. This means that people are wearing and carrying devices capable of sensing details about them such as their activity, location, and environment. In this paper, we explore privacy concerns about such personal sensing through interviews with 24 participants who(More)
Many contemporary approaches to environmental sustainability focus on the end-consumer. In this panel, we explore lessons from small food producers for future development of HCI as an agency of sustainable ways of being. We argue that attention to the relationship small producers have to the environment and their experiences of interrelations between(More)
Given the growth of Child Computer Interaction research, next generation HCI technologies play an important role in the future of education. Educators rely on technology to improve and adapt learning to the pedagogical needs of learners. Hence, this community needs to understand how current technology concepts match with current pedagogical paradigms. The(More)