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Designing Interactive Systems 2019 is coming!

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THIRD Lab will have a large presence at ACM Designing Interactive Systems 2019 coming June 23 to 28 in San Diego.  It will be jointly held with Creativity & Cognition 2019.

Steve Harrison is co-Chair of the Conference, Deborah Tatar is co-Chair of the Technical Program, and Aakash Gautam is co-Chair of Student Volunteers.

And we will be presenting a number of papers and demos.

Deborah Tatar (and ThoughtSwap) Honored with XCaliber award

XCaliber Award for Excellence in Technology Assisted Teaching and Learning

Established in 1996 by the Office of the Provost, the XCaliber Award is presented annually by Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies to recognize individual faculty members or teams of faculty and staff who integrate technology in teaching and learning. The award celebrates innovative, student-centered approaches.

This year, Deborah Tatar’s decade-long development and deployment of ThoughtSwap is honored with its remarkable utility in getting students to engage in conscientious dialog.


17th Women in Computing Day

Congratulations and a big thank you to the Association for Women in Computing and the Department of Computer Science for a very successful 17th annual Women in Computing Day on April 24.   Held this year at the Moss Art Center, the event brought in 7th grade girls from around the region to explore various ideas in computation and computational thinking — from circuits made of playdoh to being data in the Moss Art Center Cube.