Annie Gentes and Ted Selker
Social Science Meets Design Activities in Considerate Systems
24th April 2013, 3:30 am - 5:00 pm
Amphi Grenat, Télécom ParisTech - 46 rue Barrault Paris 13 - Metro Corvisart (how to get there ?)
Information systems are now being called upon not only to help us keep organized and productive but also to help build the fabric of the way we live. They might help us focus by reducing disruption, they might engage in various activies to help people enjoy others, or they might even try to give people increasing self-awareness. This talk will introduce notions of how we can introduce social awareness in our design practices and artifacts. Dr. Selker will introduce lines of research that proceed from creating and evaluation design sketches around recognizing and respecting human intention. These design sketches and their experiments strive to lead to and are part of creating a considerate cyber physical world. Dr. Gentes will reflect on how considerate systems fit into reflective technologies that use genres and create new ones. Using methods from humanities, such as analysis of textual and visual contents, or consideration of social literacies can be helpful to the design and evaluation of information technologies. Annie and Ted are now engaged in writing a book which develops these ideas further: extending examples and theories of how concepts like poetics extend our understanding of technology creation and use.
Biography: Ted Selker
Ted Selker ‘s work is focused on bringing people together with technology. Ted Selker has been working to develop CMU Silicon Valley’s research program since 2009 where he runs the Considerate Computing group. He created and ran the Context Aware Computing group at MIT Media Lab research. At IBM he created the USER research group, drove inventions into products and became an IBM Fellow. He has also had research & teaching positions at Atari, PARC, Stanford and Hampshire College, etc. He consults to help companies from Google, Herman Miller and Pixar to startups. His successes at targeted product creation and enhancement have resulted in numerous products, awards, patents, and papers and have often been featured in the press.
Biography: Annie Gentes:
Annie Gentes is professor of Information and Communication Sciences at Telecom ParisTech . She is the head of the Codesign and Media Studies Lab, which studies the invention and design of New Media and Information Technology. She teaches graduate courses in new media art, innovation and design. She is responsible for the master’s program: "Design, Media, Technology" with the University Panthéon Sorbonne and the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle. She teaches political communication at the Institute of Political Sciences in Lille. Her research focuses on defining the characteristics of ICT as reflexive technologies. She currently works with The Louvre Museum, Grand Palais, Arts and Crafts Museum, Contemporary Art Museum Beaubourg, and other cultural and art institutions.