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Pub. count:12
Number of co-authors:30



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2010
 
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Wu, Mike, Baecker, Ronald M. and Richards, Brian (2010): Field evaluation of a collaborative memory aid for persons with amnesia and their family members. In: Twelfth Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies 2010. pp. 51-58.

The loss of memory can have a profound and disabling effect on individuals. People who acquire memory impairments are often unable to live independent lives because they cannot remember what they need to do. In many cases, they rely on family members who live with them to accomplish everyday activities, such as coordinating a doctor's appointment. To design technology for persons with amnesia and their families, we involved end users in the participatory design of a collaborative memory aid called Family-Link. We evaluated Family-Link by comparing it to a commercially available calendar application. We found that participants shared significantly more events when using Family-Link. Qualitative evidence also suggests that Family-Link increased participants' awareness of family members' schedules, enabled caregivers to track the person with amnesia leading to a greater a sense of security and reduced stress, and reduced the amount of caregiver coordination effort. The paper concludes with design implications.

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2009
 
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Wu, Mike, Ranjan, Abhishek and Truong, Khai N. (2009): An exploration of social requirements for exercise group formation. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009. pp. 79-82.

Exercising is often a social activity performed with other people, yet finding compatible exercise partners is difficult in practice. To gain a better understanding of the social requirements involved with forming exercise groups, we conducted a two-phased exploratory study involving an online web questionnaire with 96 respondents and two focus groups. Our results highlight various aspects of collaborating with exercise partners, but also indicate the limited utility of currently available systems to support such collaborations. We discuss implications for collaborative technologies supporting exercise group formation.

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2008
 
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Wu, Mike, Birnholtz, Jeremy, Richards, Brian, Baecker, Ronald M. and Massimi, Mike (2008): Collaborating to remember: a distributed cognition account of families coping with memory impairments. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008. pp. 825-834.

Individuals with cognitive deficits and their families are prime examples of collaborative "systems" that seek to perform everyday tasks together. Yet there has been little investigation into how these families communicate and coordinate in basic tasks like remembering appointments. In this paper we take a distributed cognition approach to studying ten families struggling with amnesia through nonparticipant observation and interviews. Our data show that the families work closely together as cognitive systems that must compensate for memory volatility in one of the members. We explore our participants' strategies for overcoming these difficulties and present lessons for the design of assistive technologies, highlighting the need for redundancy, easy and frequent synchronization, and awareness of updates. We conclude with implications for distributed cognition theory.

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Wu, Mike (2008): Memory impairment is a family affair. In Interactions, 15 (5) pp. 21-23.

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Chen, Fang, Eades, Peter, Epps, Julien, Lichman, Serge, Close, Benjamin, Hutterer, Peter, Takatsuka, Masa, Thomas, Bruce H. and Wu, Mike (2006): ViCAT: Visualisation and Interaction on a Collaborative Access Table. In: First IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems Tabletop 2006 5-7 January, 2006, Adelaide, Australia. pp. 59-62.

 
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Wu, Mike, Shen, Chia, Ryall, Kathy, Forlines, Clifton and Balakrishnan, Ravin (2006): Gesture Registration, Relaxation, and Reuse for Multi-Point Direct-Touch Surfaces. In: First IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems Tabletop 2006 5-7 January, 2006, Adelaide, Australia. pp. 185-192.

 
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Shen, Chia, Ryall, Kathy, Forlines, Clifton, Esenther, Alan, Vernier, Frederic, Everitt, Katherine, Wu, Mike, Wigdor, Daniel, Morris, Meredith Ringel, Hancock, Mark S. and Tse, Edward (2006): Informing the Design of Direct-Touch Tabletops. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 26 (5) pp. 36-46.

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Wu, Mike, Baecker, Ronald M. and Richards, Brian (2005): Participatory design of an orientation aid for amnesics. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2005. pp. 511-520.

We present the participatory design and evaluation of an orientation aid for individuals who have anterograde amnesia. Our design team included six amnesics who have extreme difficulty storing new memories. We describe the methods we used to enable the participation of individuals with such severe cognitive impairments. Through this process, we have conceived, designed, and developed the OrientingTool, a software application for Personal Digital Assistants that can be used by amnesics to orient themselves when feeling lost or disoriented. Two complementary studies were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of this tool in ecologically valid contexts. Our findings suggest that the OrientingTool can improve an amnesic's independence and confidence in managing situations when disoriented, and that participatory design may be productively used with participants who have significant cognitive disabilities.

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Chen, Fang, Choi, Eric H. C., Epps, Julien, Lichman, Serge, Ruiz, Natalie, Shi, Yu, Taib, Ronnie and Wu, Mike (2005): A study of manual gesture-based selection for the PEMMI multimodal transport management interface. In: Lazzari, Gianni, Pianesi, Fabio, Crowley, James L., Mase, Kenji and Oviatt, Sharon L. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2005 October 4-6, 2005, Trento, Italy. pp. 274-281.

 
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Chen, Fang, Choi, Eric, Epps, Julien, Lichman, Serge, Ruiz, Natalie, Shi, Yu, Taib, Ronnie and Wu, Mike (2005): A study of manual gesture-based selection for the PEMMI multimodal transport management interface. In: Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces 2005. pp. 274-281.

Operators of traffic control rooms are often required to quickly respond to critical incidents using a complex array of multiple keyboards, mice, very large screen monitors and other peripheral equipment. To support the aim of finding more natural interfaces for this challenging application, this paper presents PEMMI (Perceptually Effective Multimodal Interface), a transport management system control prototype taking video-based manual gesture and speech recognition as inputs. A specific theme within this research is determining the optimum strategy for gesture input in terms of both single-point input selection and suitable multimodal feedback for selection. It has been found that users tend to prefer larger selection areas for targets in gesture interfaces, and tend to select within 44% of this selection radius. The minimum effective size for targets when using 'device-free' gesture interfaces was found to be 80 pixels (on a 1280x1024 screen). This paper also shows that feedback on gesture input via large screens is enhanced by the use of both audio and visual cues to guide the user's multimodal input. Audio feedback in particular was found to improve user response time by an average of 20% over existing gesture selection strategies for multimodal tasks.

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2004
 
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Wu, Mike, Richards, Brian and Baecker, Ronald M. (2004): Participatory design with individuals who have amnesia. In: Clement, Andrew and Besselaar, Peter Van den (eds.) PDC 2004 - Proceedings of the Eighth Conference on Participatory Design July 27-31, 2004, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. pp. 214-223.

2003
 
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Wu, Mike and Balakrishnan, Ravin (2003): Multi-finger and whole hand gestural interaction techniques for multi-user tabletop displays. In: Proceedings of the 16th annural ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology November, 2-5, 2003, Vancouver, Canada. pp. 193-202.

Recent advances in sensing technology have enabled a new generation of tabletop displays that can sense multiple points of input from several users simultaneously. However, apart from a few demonstration techniques [17], current user interfaces do not take advantage of this increased input bandwidth. We present a variety of multifinger and whole hand gestural interaction techniques for these displays that leverage and extend the types of actions that people perform when interacting on real physical tabletops. Apart from gestural input techniques, we also explore interaction and visualization techniques for supporting shared spaces, awareness, and privacy. These techniques are demonstrated within a prototype room furniture layout application, called RoomPlanner.

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Publication statistics

Pub. period:2003-2010
Pub. count:12
Number of co-authors:30



Co-authors

Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:

Brian Richards:4
Ronald M. Baecker:4
Serge Lichman:3

 

 

Productive colleagues

Mike Wu's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Ravin Balakrishnan:108
Ronald M. Baecker:67
Bruce H. Thomas:54
 
 
 

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The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. 2nd Edition
by Brian Whitworth and Adnan Ahmad
start reading
 
 
 
 
Gamification at Work: Designing Engaging Business Software
by Janaki Mythily Kumar and Mario Herger
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The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities
by Brian Whitworth and Adnan Ahmad
start reading
 
 
 
 
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by Mads Soegaard and Rikke Friis Dam
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