ThirdLab

URL: http://thirdlab.cs.vt.edu

Contact: Deborah Tatar

Third Lab provides the intellectual home for two HCI lab groups - Deborah Tatar's POET Lab and Steve Harrison's h.Lab .  While each of the labs have different projects and ask different kinds of questions, both are fundmentally phenomenologically situated. 

The name comes from the seminal paper by Harrison, Tatar and Sengers, The Third Paradigm which organizes the intellectual landscape of HCI into "classical human factors" (e.g. critical incidents), "classical cognitivism" (human information processing model, GOMS, KLM, and other quantifiable performance-oriented systems), and "phenomologically situated" (semiotic design, sociality, ethnography, affect, activity theory, cultural probes, etc.) "Third" also refers to the semeiotic system of Charles Sandes Peirce in which a "sign" is made up of the representation, the thing refered to by the representation, and a third thing -- the idea in the mind that connects the two

Third Lab meets Wednesday afternoons.

 

2013
McCrickard, D. S., S. Wahid, S. Branham, and S. Harrison, "Achieving Both Creativity and Rationale: Reuse in Design with Images and Claims", Creativity and Rationale: Enhancing Human Experience by Design, London, Springer-Verlag, pp. 105-120, 2013.
Harrison, S., "“Parallel Universes of Teleconferencing”", Electronic Journal of Communications, vol. Volume 23, no. Numbers 1 & 2, 03/2013.
2012
Lazem, S., D. Gracanin, and S. Harrison, "Effects of context-sensitive delays on group dynamics in 3D virtual worlds", Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion (CSCW '12), Bellevue, WA, ACM, 02/2012.
Lee, J. - S., S. Branham, D. Tatar, and S. Harrison, "Processlessness: Staying Open to Interactional Possibilities", Design of Interactive Systems (DIS 2012), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, ACM, 06/2012. Abstract
Dickey-Kurdziolek, M., D. Tatar, and S. Harrison, "Framespaces: Framing of Frameworks", Design of Interactive Systems (DIS 2012), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, ACM, 06/2012. Abstract
Lee, J. - S., D. Tatar, and E. R. Pedersen, "Time, Topic and Trawl: Stories About How We Reach Our Past", Design of Interactive Systems (DIS 2012), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, ACm, 06/2012. Abstract
Neustaedter, C., S. Harrison, and A. Sellen, "Connecting Families: an Introduction", Connecting Families: The Impact of New Communication Technologies on Domestic Life, London, Springer, pp. 1-14, 2012. Abstract
Judge, T., C. Neustaedter, and S. Harrison, "Inter-Family Messaging with Domestic Media Spaces", Connecting Families: The Impact of New Communication Technologies on Domestic Life, London, Springer, pp. 141-158, 2012. Abstract
Branham, S., and S. Harrison, "Designing for Co-located Couples", Connecting Families: The Impact of New Communication Technologies on Domestic Life, London, Springer, 2012. Abstract
2011
Harrison, S., and D. Tatar, "On methods", Interactions, March 2011, vol. 18, issue 2, no. 2: ACM, pp. 10-11, 03/2011.
Baker, A., L. Vega, T. DeHart, and S. Harrison, "Healthcare and security: understanding and evaluating the risks", 2011 international conference on Ergonomics and health aspects of work with computers: Springer-Verlag, 11/2011.
2010
Way, T., L. Cassel, K. Pearson, and U. Wolz, "A Distributed Expertise Model for Teaching Computing Across Disciplines and Institutions", he 2010 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering., Las Vegas, NV, CSREA Press, 07/2010. Abstract
2009
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