Law, Science and Technology Proposal

From The Theme ONLINE MEDIA CONTENT
 WHAT IF What if we could facilitate consumer publication and use of online content by creating a more defined legal environment in which creative expression and use of content are encouraged, while the rights of creators of digital content are protected? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set […]

Interacting with Integrated Information

From The Theme ONLINE MEDIA CONTENT WHAT IF What if we could determine the requirements to support user interaction with systems that integrate information from multiple sources? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to investigate user responses to content that filters, summarizes or synthesizes information from disparate sources. Our exploration included the […]

Online Media Bookmark Manager

From The Theme ONLINE MEDIA CONTENT
 WHAT IF What if we could develop a video interface and digital bookmarking tool that would encourage and enable students to collaborate? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to pilot a new user interface during a live Stanford University engineering course, offered by the Stanford Center […]

Exploring the Virtual in the Physical and the Physical in the Virtual

From The Theme ADVANCED HUMAN COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES WHAT IF? What if we could examine how individuals experience and behave in physical places that are augmented with layers of digital information, and in virtual places that are augmented with layers of physical information? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to explore the role […]

Transparent Social Footprints

From The Theme PUBLISH ON DEMAND WHAT IF What if we could help media companies increase revenue by tracking the “social footprints” of their audiences? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We wanted to examine the requirements needed to develop prototypes for metrics and tools to support media organizations in the shift from print to […]

TweakCorps: Re-targeting Existing Webpages for Diverse Devices and Users

From The Theme PUBLISH ON DEMAND WHAT IF What if there were a machine learning algorithm that could identify and label design elements of web pages? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We focused on one popular class of semantic identifiers – those concerned with the structure (information architecture) of a page. Across webpages, there […]

Recasting the Textbook

From The Theme PUBLISH ON DEMAND WHAT IF What if active engagement in building stories of history helped students evaluate the sources of information and better understand the perspectives from which history is written? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We recast the history textbook as an edited on- demand, collaborative collection of historical narratives. […]