Steve Harrison

AIA

Personal Homepage
http://people.cs.vt.edu/~srh/
Employer
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (http://www.cs.vt.edu)
Email
SHarrison@vt.edu


Design is a central element in my career: I am an architect (registered in California), I study the practices of design, I have created tools for design collaboration, and I am an award-winning designer. In fact, design has shaped my approach to teaching and research. My research has been to apply the methods, lessons, and ways of seeing and acting of design to the realm of industrial research.

This unique approach produced the seminal computer supported cooperative work system known as the media space and contributed to the development of a number of shared drawing tools, culminating in the Drawstream Station, all of which employ video in novel ways. Being a student of media, as well as design, has led to instrumental applications of media, most recently in developing exhibits and the overall program for “XFR: experiments in the Future of Reading”. These have been reported in numerous technical publications and conference proceedings, as well as the popular press.

The studies of process and the technological interventions I've created have resulted in a number of novel insights; “RePlacing Space” (Harrison and Dourish, 1996) is an oft-cited paper on the behavioral framing of real and virtual space.

This interwoven design and research approach continues with a study of the practices of design review in many disciplines. The goal is to provide local tactics for design review practitioners and strategies for designing more effective design reviews. It is also the central organizing idea I use to teach human-computer interaction. HCI is rapidly changing with new paradigms of technology and use, the only way to teach students for life-long adaptability is for them to understand how they can design the process of de-sign. I am currently leading an effort to establish an International Journal of Interaction Design that will provide a scholarly venue to publish in-depth articles relevant to this approach.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
1989
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
56

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Publications

Dalsgaard, Peter, Halskov, Kim, Harrison, Steve (2012): Supporting reflection in and on design processes. In: Proceedings of DIS12 Designing Interactive Systems , 2012, . pp. 803-804. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2317956.2318082

Dickey-Kurdziolek, Margaret, Tatar, Deborah, Harrison, Steve (2012): Framespaces: framing of frameworks. In: Proceedings of DIS12 Designing Interactive Systems , 2012, . pp. 278-287. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2317956.2318000

Lee, Joon-Suk, Branham, Stacy, Tatar, Deborah, Harrison, Steve (2012): Processlessness: staying open to interactional possibilities. In: Proceedings of DIS12 Designing Interactive Systems , 2012, . pp. 78-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2317956.2317969

Lazem, Shaimaa, Gracanin, Denis, Harrison, Steve (2012): Effects of context-sensitive delays on group dynamics in 3D virtual worlds. In: Companion Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 155-158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2141512.2141566

Lee, Joon Suk, Tatar, Deborah, Harrison, Steve (2012): Micro-coordination: because we did not already learn everything we need to know about work. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 1135-1144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145372

Baker, Aubrey, Vega, Laurian, DeHart, Tom, Harrison, Steve (2011): Medical record privacy: is it a facade?. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2203-2208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979918

Judge, Tejinder K., Neustaedter, Carman, Harrison, Steve, Blose, Andrew (2011): Family portals: connecting families through a multifamily media space. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1205-1214. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979122

Wahid, Shahtab, McCrickard, D. Scott, DeGol, Joseph, Elias, Nina, Harrison, Steve (2011): Don't drop it!: pick it up and storyboard. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1571-1580. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979171

Beaton, Bobby, Harrison, Steve, Tatar, Deborah (2010): Digital drumming: a study of co-located, highly coordinated, dyadic collaboration. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 1417-1426. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753538

Wahid, Shahtab, Branham, Stacy M., McCrickard, D. Scott, Harrison, Steve (2010): Investigating the relationship between imagery and rationale in design. In: Proceedings of DIS10 Designing Interactive Systems , 2010, . pp. 75-84. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1858171.1858187

Judge, Tejinder K., Neustaedter, Carman, Harrison, Steve (2010): Bridging the gap: moving from contextual analysis to design. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 4497-4500. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1754183

McCrickard, D. Scott, Atwood, Michael E., Curtis, Gayle, Harrison, Steve, Kolko, Jon, Stolterman, Erik A., Wahid, Shahtab (2010): Artifacts in design: representation, ideation, and process. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 4445-4448. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1754170

Neustaedter, Carman, Judge, Tejinder K., Harrison, Steve, Sellen, Abigail, Cao, Xiang, Kirk, David, Kaye, Joseph Jofish (2010): Connecting families: new technologies, family communication, and the impact on domestic sp. In: GROUP10 International Conference on Supporting Group Work , 2010, . pp. 363-366. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1880071.1880152

Harrison, Steve, Tatar, Deborah (2008): Places: People, Events, Loci -- the Relation of Semantic Frames in the Construction of Pla. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 17 (2) pp. 135. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10606-008-9078-3

Harrison, Steve, Tatar, Deborah (2008): Places: People, Events, Loci -- the Relation of Semantic Frames in the Construction of Pla. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 17 (2) pp. 97-133. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10606-007-9073-0

Otitoju, Kunmi, Harrison, Steve (2008): Interaction as a component of meaning-making. In: Proceedings of DIS08 Designing Interactive Systems , 2008, . pp. 193-202. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1394445.1394466

Harrison, Steve, Tatar, Deborah (2008): Places: People, Events, Loci -- the Relation of Semantic Frames in the Construction of Pla. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 17 (2) pp. 97-133. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10606-007-9073-0

Harrison, Steve, Tatar, Deborah (2008): Places: People, Events, Loci -- the Relation of Semantic Frames in the Construction of Pla. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 17 (2) pp. 135. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10606-008-9078-3

Baecker, Ronald M., Harrison, Steve, Buxton, Bill, Poltrock, Steven, Churchill, Elizabeth F. (2008): Media spaces: past visions, current realities, future promise. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 2245-2248. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358660

Harrison, Steve, Art, Courtesy, Tatar, Deborah, Sengers, Phoebe (2007): The Three Paradigms of HCI. In: Begole, Bo, Payne, Stephen, Churchill, Elizabeth, Amant, Rob St., Gilmore, David, Rosson, Mary B. (eds.) Proceedings of Computer/Human Interaction 2007 April 28 – May 3, 2007, San Jose, USA. pp. 1-18. http://www.viktoria.se/altchi/submissions/submission_steveharrison_0.pdf

Harrison, Steve, Back, Maribeth, Tatar, Deborah (2006): \"It\'s Just a Method!\": a pedagogical experiment in interdisciplinary design. In: Proceedings of DIS06: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2006, . pp. 261-270. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1142405.1142445

Back, Maribeth, Cohen, Jonathan, Gold, Rich, Harrison, Steve, Minneman, Scott (2001): Listen Reader: An Electronically Augmented Paper-Based Book. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel, Jacob, Robert J. K. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2001 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 31 - April 5, 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA. pp. 23-29. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/365024/p23-back/p23-back.pdf

Harrison, Steve, Minneman, Scott, Balsamo, Anne (2001): Methods & tools: how to XFR: "eXperiments in the future of reading". In Interactions, 8 (3) pp. 31-41. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/369825.369830 Citation

Harrison, Steve, Minneman, Scott, Back, Maribeth, Balsamo, Anne, Chow, Mark, Gold, Rich, Gorbet, Matt, Donald, Dale Mac, Ehrlich, Kate, Henderson, Austin (2001): Design: the what of XFR: eXperiments in the future of reading. In Interactions, 8 (3) pp. 21-30. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/369825.369829 Citation

Minneman, Scott, Harrison, Steve (1999): The DrawStream station: a tool for distributed and asynchronous chats about sketches and a. In: , 1999, . pp. 221-225.

Moran, Thomas P., Palen, Leysia, Harrison, Steve, Chiu, Patrick, Kimberg, Daniel Y., Minneman, Scott, Melle, William van, Zellweger, Polle T. (1997): "I'll Get That Off the Audio": A Case Study of Salvaging Multimedia Meeting Records. In: Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 97 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 22-27, 1997, Atlanta, Georgia. pp. 202-209. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/258549/p202-moran/p202-moran.pdf

Moran, Thomas P., Chiu, Patrick, Harrison, Steve, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Minneman, Scott, Melle, William van (1996): Evolutionary Engagement in an Ongoing Collaborative Work Process: A Case Study. In: Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S., Ackerman, Mark S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1996 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 16 - 20, 1996, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. pp. 150-159. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/240080/p150-moran/p150-moran.pdf

Harrison, Steve, Dourish, Paul (1996): Re-Place-ing Space: The Roles of Place and Space in Collaborative Systems. In: Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S., Ackerman, Mark S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1996 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 16 - 20, 1996, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. pp. 67-76. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/240080/p67-harrison/p67-harrison.pdf

Harrison, Steve, Dourish, Paul (1996): Re-place-ing space: the roles of place and space in collaborative systems. In: Proceedings of the 1996 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work - CSCW 96 , 1996, . pp. 67-76.

Harrison, Steve, Minneman, Scott, Stults, Bob, Weber, Karon (1990): Video: A Design Medium. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 21 (3) pp. 86-90.

Harrison, Steve, Minneman, Scott, Stults, Bob, Weber, Karon (1989): Video: A Design Medium. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 21 (2) pp. 62-66.