Gerhard Fischer

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I am the director of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, and a fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, all at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I am also a member of the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) Academy and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

My research interests include: lifelong learning, design, meta-design, software design, creativity, social creativity, distributed intelligence, human-computer interaction, and design-for-all (assistive technologies).

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1984
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
82

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Publications

Dick, Holger, Eden, Hal, Fischer, Gerhard, Zietz, Jason (2012): Empowering users to become designers: using meta-design environments to enable and motivat. In: Proceedings of the 12th Participatory Design Conference. Volume 2 Exploratory Papers, Workshop Descriptions, Industry Cases , 2012, . pp. 49-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2348144.2348160

Jetter, Hans-Christian, Geyer, Florian, Reiterer, Harald, Dachselt, Raimund, Fischer, Gerhard, Groh, Rainer, Haller, Michael, Herrmann, Thomas (2012): Designing collaborative interactive spaces. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces , 2012, . pp. 818-820. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2254556.2254729

Fischer, Gerhard (2012): Context-aware systems: the 'right' information, at the 'right' time, in the 'right' place,. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces , 2012, . pp. 287-294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2254556.2254611

Fischer, Gerhard (2011): Beyond interaction: meta-design and cultures of participation. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference , 2011, . pp. 112-121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2071536.2071553

Fischer, Gerhard (2011): Understanding, fostering, and supporting cultures of participation. In Interactions, 18 (3) pp. 42-53.

Engestrom, Yrjo, Sannino, Annalisa, Fischer, Gerhard, Moerch, Anders I., Bertelsen, Olav W. (2010): Grand challenges for future HCI research: cultures of participation, interfaces supporting. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2010, . pp. 863-866. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1868914.1869049

Fischer, Gerhard (2010): Extending boundaries with meta-design and cultures of participation. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2010, . pp. 168-177. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1868914.1868937

Fischer, Gerhard (2010): End User Development and Meta-Design: Foundations for Cultures of Participation. In JOEUC, 22 (1) pp. 52-82. http://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/Article.aspx?TitleId=39120

Fischer, Gerhard (2009): End-User Development and Meta-design: Foundations for Cultures of Participation. In: Pipek, Volkmar, Rosson, Mary Beth, Ruyter, Boris E. R. de, Wulf, Volker (eds.) End-User Development - 2nd International Symposium - IS-EUD 2009 March 2-4, 2009, Siegen, Germany. pp. 3-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00427-8_1

Dick, Holger, Eden, Hal, Fischer, Gerhard (2009): Increasing and sustaining participation to support and foster social creativity. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Creativity and Cognition , 2009, . pp. 363-364. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1640233.1640302

Shneiderman, Ben, Churchill, Elizabeth, Fischer, Gerhard, Goldberg, Ken (2009): Promoting social creativity: a component of a national initiative for social participation. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Creativity and Cognition , 2009, . pp. 7-8. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1640233.1640237

Fischer, Gerhard, Jennings, Pamela, Maher, Mary Lou, Resnick, Mitchel, Shneiderman, Ben (2009): Creativity challenges and opportunities in social computing. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 3283-3286. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520470

Beringer, Joerg, Fischer, Gerhard, Mussio, P., Myers, Brad A., Paterno, Fabio, Ruyter, Boris de (2008): The next challenge: from easy-to-use to easy-to-develop. are you ready?. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 2257-2260. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358663

Carmien, Stefan Parry, Fischer, Gerhard (2008): Design, adoption, and assessment of a socio-technical environment supporting independence . In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 597-606. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357151

Fischer, Gerhard (2007): HCI Themes for the Future: Collaborative Design, Social Creativity, and Meta-design. In: Baranauskas, Maria Cecília Calani, Palanque, Philippe A., Abascal, Julio, Barbosa, Simone Diniz Junqueira (eds.) DEGAS 2007 - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Design and Evaluation of e-Government Applications and Services September 11th, 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp. 704-705. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74800-7_92

Fischer, Gerhard (2007): Meta-design and Social Creativity: Making All Voices Heard. In: Baranauskas, Maria Cecília Calani, Palanque, Philippe A., Abascal, Julio, Barbosa, Simone Diniz Junqueira (eds.) DEGAS 2007 - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Design and Evaluation of e-Government Applications and Services September 11th, 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp. 692-693. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74800-7_86

Fischer, Gerhard (2007): Meta-design: Expanding Boundaries and Redistributing Control in Design. In: Baranauskas, Maria Cecília Calani, Palanque, Philippe A., Abascal, Julio, Barbosa, Simone Diniz Junqueira (eds.) DEGAS 2007 - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Design and Evaluation of e-Government Applications and Services September 11th, 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp. 193-206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74796-3_19

Ye, Yunwen, Fischer, Gerhard (2007): Designing for Participation in Socio-technical Software Systems. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) UAHCI 2007 - 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction - Part 1 July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 312-321. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73279-2_35

Fischer, Gerhard (2006): Distributed intelligence: extending the power of the unaided, individual human mind. In: Celentano, Augusto (eds.) AVI 2006 - Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces May 23-26, 2006, Venezia, Italy. pp. 7-14. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1133265.1133268

Fischer, Gerhard (2006): Beyond binary choices: Understanding and exploiting trade-offs to enhance creativity. In First Monday, 11 (4) pp. . http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1323

Shneiderman, Ben, Fischer, Gerhard, Czerwinski, Mary, Resnick, Mitchel, Myers, Brad A., Candy, Linda, Edmonds, Ernest, Eisenberg, Michael, Giaccardi, Elisa, Hewett, Tom, Jennings, Pamela, Kules, Bill (2006): Creativity Support Tools: Report From a U.S. National Science Foundation Sponsored Worksho. In International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 20 (2) pp. 61-77. http://www.leaonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327590ijhc2002_1

Fischer, Gerhard (2005): Distances and diversity: sources for social creativity. In: Proceedings of the 2005 Conference on Creativity and Cognition , 2005, . pp. 128-136. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056224.1056243

Fischer, Gerhard, Giaccardi, Elisa, Eden, Hal, Sugimoto, Masanori, Ye, Yunwen (2005): Beyond binary choices: Integrating individual and social creativity. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 63 (4) pp. 482-512. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2005.04.014

Fischer, Gerhard, Giaccardi, Elisa, Ye, Yunwen, Sutcliffe, Alistair G., Mehandjiev, Nikolay (2004): Meta-design: a manifesto for end-user development. In Communications of the ACM, 47 (9) pp. 33-37. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1015864.1015884

Fischer, Gerhard (2004): Social creativity: turning barriers into opportunities for collaborative design. In: Clement, Andrew, Besselaar, Peter Van den (eds.) PDC 2004 - Proceedings of the Eighth Conference on Participatory Design July 27-31, 2004, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. pp. 152-161. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1011870.1011889

Fischer, Gerhard (2003): Meta-Design: Beyond User-Centered and Participatory Design. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 88-92.

Fischer, Gerhard (2003): Distributed Cognition: A Conceptual Framework for Design-for-All. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 78-82.

Ye, Yunwen, Fischer, Gerhard (2002): Information delivery in support of learning reusable software components on demand. In: Gil, Yolanda, Leake, David (eds.) International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2002 January 13-16, 2002, San Francisco, California, USA. pp. 159-166. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/502716.502741

Fischer, Gerhard (2002): Beyond \"Couch Potatoes\": From Consumers to Designers and Active Contributors. In First Monday, 7 (12) pp. . http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_12/fischer/index.html

Fischer, Gerhard, Ye, Yunwen (2001): Personalizing Delivered Information in a Software Reuse Environment. In: Bauer, Mathias, Gmytrasiewicz, Piotr J., Vassileva, Julita (eds.) User Modeling 2001 - 8th International Conference - UM 2001 July 13-17, 2001, Sonthofen, Germany. pp. 178-187. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/2109/21090178.htm

Fischer, Gerhard (2001): Articulating the Task at Hand and Making Information Relevant to It. In Human-Computer Interaction, 16 (2) pp. 243-256.

Arias, Ernesto, Eden, Hal, Fischer, Gerhard, Gorman, Andrew, Scharff, Eric (2000): Transcending the Individual Human Mind -- Creating Shared Understanding through Collaborat. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 7 (1) pp. 84-113. http://acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/tochi/2000-7-1/p84-arias/p84-arias.pdf

Fischer, Gerhard, Scharff, Eric (2000): Meta-Design: Design for Designers. In: Proceedings of DIS00: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2000, . pp. 396-405. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/347642/p396-fischer/p396-fischer.pdf

Fischer, Gerhard (1999): Symmetry of Ignorance, Social Creativity, and Meta-Design. In: Proceedings of the third Creativity and Cognition Conference October 11 - 13, 1999, Loughborough, United Kingdom.

Fischer, Gerhard (1998): Beyond \"Couch Potatoes\": From Consumers to Designers. In: Third Asian Pacific Computer and Human Interaction July 15-17, 1998, Kangawa, Japan. pp. 2-. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/apchi/1998/8347/00/83470002abs.htm

Arias, Ernesto, Eden, Hal, Fischer, Gerhard (1997): Enhancing Communication, Facilitating Shared Understanding, and Creating Better Artifacts . In: Proceedings of DIS97: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 1997, . pp. 1-12. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/263552/p1-arias/p1-arias.pdf

Thomas, Christoph G., Fischer, Gerhard (1997): Using Agents to Personalize the Web. In: Moore, Johanna D., Edmonds, Ernest, Puerta, Angel R. (eds.) International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 1997 January 6-9, 1997, Orlando, Florida, USA. pp. 53-60. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/238218/p53-thomas/p53-thomas.pdf

Eden, Hal, Eisenberg, Michael, Fischer, Gerhard, Repenning, Alexander (1996): Making Learning a Part of Life. In Communications of the ACM, 39 (4) pp. 40-42.

Fischer, Gerhard, Redmiles, David F., Williams, Lloyd, Puhr, Gretchen I., Aoki, Atsushi, Nakakoji, Kumiyo (1995): Beyond Object-Oriented Technology: Where Current Approaches Fall Short. In Human-Computer Interaction, 10 (1) pp. 79-119.

Guzdial, Mark, Kafai, Yasmin B., Carroll, John M., Fischer, Gerhard, Schank, Roger, Soloway, Elliot, Shneiderman, Ben (1995): Learner-Centered System Design: HCI Perspective for the Future. In: Proceedings of DIS95: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 1995, . pp. 143-147.

Fischer, Gerhard, Lindstaedt, Stefanie, Ostwald, Jonathan, Stolze, Markus, Sumner, Tamara, Zimmermann, Beatrix (1995): From Domain Modeling to Collaborative Domain Construction. In: Proceedings of DIS95: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 1995, . pp. 75-85.

Fischer, Gerhard, Nakakoji, Kumiyo, Ostwald, Jonathan (1995): Supporting the Evolution of Design Artifacts with Representations of Context and Intent. In: Proceedings of DIS95: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 1995, . pp. 7-15.

Fischer, Gerhard, McCall, Ray, Ostwald, Jonathan, Reeves, Brent, Shipman, Frank (1994): Seeding, Evolutionary Growth and Reseeding: Supporting the Incremental Development of Desi. In: Adelson, Beth, Dumais, Susan, Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 94 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-28, 1994, Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 292-298. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/191666/p292-fischer/p292-fischer.pdf

Eisenberg, Michael, Fischer, Gerhard (1994): Programmable Design Environments: Integrating End-User Programming with Domain-Oriented As. In: Adelson, Beth, Dumais, Susan, Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 94 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-28, 1994, Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 431-437. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/191666/p431-eisenberg/p431-eisenberg.pdf

Fischer, Gerhard (1993): Beyond Human Computer Interaction: Designing Useful and Usable Computational Environments. In: Alty, James L., Diaper, Dan, Guest, D. (eds.) Proceedings of the Eighth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers VIII August 7-10, 1993, Loughborough University, UK. pp. 17-31.

Fischer, Gerhard, Nakakoji, Kumiyo, Ostwald, Jonathan, Stahl, Gerry, Sumner, Tamara (1993): Embedding Computer-Based Critics in the Contexts of Design. In: Ashlund, Stacey, Mullet, Kevin, Henderson, Austin, Hollnagel, Erik, White, Ted (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 93 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-29, 1993, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. pp. 157-164. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/169059/p157-fischer/p157-fischer.pdf

Fischer, Gerhard, Grudin, Jonathan, Lemke, Andreas C., McCall, Raymond, Ostwald, Jonathan, Reeves, Brent, Shipman III, Frank M. (1992): Supporting Indirect Collaborative Design with Integrated Knowledge-Based Design Environmen. In Human-Computer Interaction, 7 (3) pp. 281-314.

Fischer, Gerhard, Lemke, Andreas C., Mastaglio, Thomas W., Morch, Anders (1991): Critics: An Emerging Approach to Knowledge-Based Human-Computer Interaction. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 35 (5) pp. 695-721.

Fischer, Gerhard, Lemke, Andreas C., McCall, Raymond, Morch, Anders (1991): Making Argumentation Serve Design. In Human-Computer Interaction, 6 (3) pp. 393-419.

Fischer, Gerhard, Lemke, Andreas C., Mastaglio, Thomas W., Morch, Anders (1991): The Role of Critiquing in Cooperative Problem Solving. In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 9 (2) pp. 123-151. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/tois/1991-9-2/p123-fischer/p123-fischer.pdf

Fischer, Gerhard, Henninger, Scott, Redmiles, David F. (1991): Intertwining Query Construction and Relevance Evaluation. In: Robertson, Scott P., Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 91 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 28 - June 5, 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana. pp. 55-62. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/108844/p55-fischer/p55-fischer.pdf

Fischer, Gerhard, Stevens, Curt (1991): Information Access in Complex, Poorly Structured Information Spaces. In: Robertson, Scott P., Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 91 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 28 - June 5, 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana. pp. 63-70. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/108844/p63-fischer/p63-fischer.pdf

Fischer, Gerhard, Lemke, Andreas C., Mastaglio, Thomas W., Morch, Anders (1990): Using Critics to Empower Users. In: Carrasco, Jane, Whiteside, John (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 90 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference , 1990, Seattle, Washington,USA. pp. 337-347.

Fischer, Gerhard, Girgensohn, Andreas (1990): End-User Modifiability in Design Environments. In: Carrasco, Jane, Whiteside, John (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 90 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference , 1990, Seattle, Washington,USA. pp. 183-191.

Fischer, Gerhard, Doane, Stephanie (1989): Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado at Boulder. In: Bice, Ken, Lewis, Clayton H. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 89 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 30 - June 4, 1989, Austin, Texas. pp. 49-50.

Atwood, Michael E., Fischer, Gerhard, Gray, Wayne D., Polson, Peter G. (1989): Theoretical Models for System Design. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 33rd Annual Meeting , 1989, . pp. 278-280.

Fischer, Gerhard, McCall, Raymond, Morch, Anders (1989): JANUS: Integrating Hypertext with a Knowledge-Based Design Environment. In: Halasz, Frank, Meyrowitz, Norman (eds.) Proceedings of ACM Hypertext 89 Conference November 5-8, 1989, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. pp. 105-117.

Fischer, Gerhard, Nieper-Lemke, Helga (1989): HELGON: Extending the Retrieval Reformulation Paradigm. In: Bice, Ken, Lewis, Clayton H. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 89 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 30 - June 4, 1989, Austin, Texas. pp. 357-362.

Fischer, Gerhard, McCall, Raymond, Morch, Anders (1989): Design Environments for Constructive and Argumentative Design. In: Bice, Ken, Lewis, Clayton H. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 89 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 30 - June 4, 1989, Austin, Texas. pp. 269-275.

Fischer, Gerhard, Weyer, Stephen A., Jones, William P., Kay, Alan C., Kintsch, Walter, Trigg, Randall H. (1988): A Critical Assessment of Hypertext Systems. In: Soloway, Elliot, Frye, Douglas, Sheppard, Sylvia B. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 88 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference June 15-19, 1988, Washington, DC, USA. pp. 223-227.

Fischer, Gerhard, Lemke, Andreas C. (1987): Construction Kits and Design Environments: Steps Toward Human Problem-Domain Communication. In Human-Computer Interaction, 3 (3) pp. 179-222.

Fischer, Gerhard, Stevens, Curt (1987): Volunteering Information -- Enhancing the Communication Capabilities of Knowledge-Based Sy. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 87 - 2nd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 1-4, 1987, Stuttgart, Germany. pp. 965-971.

Fischer, Gerhard (1987): Making Computers More Useful and More Usable. In: Salvendy, Gavriel (eds.) HCI International 1987 - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Volume 2 August 10-14, 1987, Honolulu, Hawaii. pp. 97-104.

Fischer, Gerhard, Lemke, Andreas C., Schwab, Thomas (1985): Knowledge-Based Help Systems. In: Borman, Lorraine, Curtis, Bill (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 85 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 14-18, 1985, San Francisco, California. pp. 161-167.

Fischer, Gerhard, Schneider, Matthias (1984): Computer-Supported Program Documentation Systems. In: Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 84 - 1st IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 4-7, 1984, London, UK. pp. 427-434.

Fischer, Gerhard, Giaccardi, Elisa (2006): A framework for the future of end-user development. In: "End User Development (Human-Computer Interaction Series)" Springer .