Wendy Xu

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SynFlo is an interactive installation that utilizes tangible interaction to make core concepts of synthetic biology accessible to the public. This playful installation allows users to create useful virtual life forms from standardized genetic components through the manipulation of augmented object that mirror scientific instruments in order to explore(More)
Reality-based interfaces (RBIs) such as tabletop and tangible user interfaces draw upon ideas from embodied cognition to offer a more natural, intuitive, and accessible form of interaction that reduces the mental effort required to learn and operate computational systems. However, to date, little research has been devoted to investigating the strengths and(More)
SynFlo is an interactive installation that utilizes tangible interaction to help illustrate core concepts of synthetic biology through outreach programs. This playful installation allows users to create useful virtual life forms from standardized genetic components, exploring common synthetic biology concepts and techniques. The installation consists of(More)
  • Davide Proserpio, Wendy Xu, Georgios Zervas
  • 2016
This paper provides evidence on the importance of user interaction in the sharing economy. We develop an analytical framework incorporating reciprocity, the tendency to increase effort in response to others' increased efforts. In our model, buyers (sellers) can induce sellers (buyers) to exert more effort by behaving well themselves. We demonstrate that(More)
Reality-based interfaces (RBIs) such as tabletop and tangible user interfaces draw upon ideas from embodied-cognition to offer a more natural, intuitive, and accessible form of interaction that reduces the mental effort required to learn and operate computational systems. However, to date, little research has been devoted to investigating the strengths and(More)
Reality-based interfaces (RBIs) such as tabletop and tangible user interfaces draw upon ideas from embodied-cognition to offer a more natural, intuitive, and accessible form of interaction that reduces the mental effort required to learn and operate computational systems. However, to date, little research has been devoted to investigating the strengths and(More)
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