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PARADIGM TRACK

Experience Design Unplugged


Wednesday, 3 August
8:30 - 9:15 am
Room 501AB
Paradigm Track
Session Chair: Nishant Kothary, Amazon.com

At the crossroads of web design and ubiquitous computing, the user experience is out of control. Salvation lies in the strange connections between social software, semantic webs, convergent architecture, and interaction design. In this cyberspace safari, Peter Morville draws ideas about everyware from his new book on ambient findability.
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Peter Morville
Semantic Studios
morville (at) semanticstudios.com

Designing an Interactive Experience for Ease of Use


Wednesday, 3 August
9:30 - 10:15 am
Room 501AB
Paradigm Track
Session Chair: Nishant Kothary, Amazon.com

This session reviews a set of proven techniques for iteratively designing interactive experiences in order to maximize ease of learning, efficiency of interaction, and user satisfaction. Examples from the presenters' work is used to illustrate the process, including examples from sites for General Motors, Merrill Lynch, and Office Depot. Attendees receive straightforward exercises that will improve the usability of any web site.

Howard Tiersky
Capgemini US, LLC
howard.tiersky (at) capgemini.com

The Creative Act


Wednesday, 3 August
2:45 - 3:30 pm
Room 501AB
Paradigm Track
Session Chair: Amit Pitaru, New York University

The transition to an authorship society brings with it massive amounts of content to consume, but it also brings a new relationship between our society and the notion of creativity. This session explores real-time creativity and how it effects the way we think about teaching and learning.

Ze Frank
zefrank.com
ze (at) zefrank.com

A New Kind of Programmer


Wednesday, 3 August
4:45 - 5:30 pm
Room 501AB
Paradigm Track
Session Chair: Nishant Kothary, Amazon.com

This session focuses on teaching computational media to art students and how should we go about teaching a traditional engineering craft to minds that are more interested in self-expression than engineering achievements. Should the foundation methodologies persist, or should new paradigms be used instead? Is it even the same craft that has been traditionally taught in computer science, or have artists widened the actual definition of machine programming?

Amit Pitaru
New York University
pitaru (at) nyu.edu

The Rigid Body Physics Component: A Proposed Amendment to the X3D Specification


Thursday, 4 August
11:10 - 11:35 am
Room 501AB
Paradigm Track
Session Chair: Ying Zhu, Georgia State University

This presentation proposes an amendment to X3D to add a rigid body physics component for integrating a physics engine into X3D. The presenters demonstrate a working version within the Xj3D browser, describe the key concepts required, and summarize their implementation.

Stephen N. Matsuba
Yumetech, Inc.
snmatsuba (at) speakeasy.net

Alan D. Hudson
Justin Couch
Yumetech, Inc.
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