⚙️ Work

We’re getting ready for our annual conference, only a couple of weeks away. I’ll be moderating a couple of sessions, which should be fun.

I’m hiring! We’re looking to add a Learning Technologies Specialist to the team, with a focus on program innovation.

🤔 PhD

The iLab hosted a seminar by Nicolai Marquadt on designing interfaces for cross-device interaction, and sketching, for the iLab. It was the first iLab meeting I’ve been able to attend in over a year…

I made significant progress in coding the transcripts. NVivo is working really nicely. Using stemmed queries to quickly code words across all 13 interviews is kind of amazing. I’m positive there’s a better way to do bulk semi-auto-coding, but starting with queries and then creating nodes from the results seems to work really well.


📚 Reading

5 papers from Nicolai Marquadt’s seminar this week:

  1. Brudy, F., Holz, C., Rädle, R., Wu, C. J., Houben, S., Klokmose, C. N., & Marquardt, N. (2019, May). Cross-device taxonomy: Survey, opportunities and challenges of interactions spanning across multiple devices. In Proceedings of the 2019 chi conference on human factors in computing systems (pp. 1-28).

  2. Marquardt, N., Brudy, F., Liu, C., Bengler, B., & Holz, C. (2018, April). Surfaceconstellations: A modular hardware platform for ad-hoc reconfigurable cross-device workspaces. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-14).

  3. Zheng, R., Camporro, M. F., Romat, H., Riche, N. H., Bach, B., Chevalier, F., … & Marquardt, N. (2021). Sketchnote Components, Design Space Dimensions, and Strategies for Effective Visual Note Taking.

  4. Antoine, A., Malacria, S., Marquardt, N., & Casiez, G. (2021, May). Interaction Illustration Taxonomy: Classification of Styles and Techniques for Visually Representing Interaction Scenarios. In CHI’21-ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

  5. Greenberg, S., Boring, S., Vermeulen, J., & Dostal, J. (2014, June). Dark patterns in proxemic interactions: a critical perspective. In Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems (pp. 523-532).

and the reading from our LTDT meeting this week was chapter 4 of:

West, K., Hoessler, C., Bennetch, R., Ewert-Bauer, T., Wilson, M., Beaudoin, J.-P., Ellis, D. E., Brown, V. M., Timmermans, J. A., Verwoord, R., & Kenny, N. A. (2017). Educational Development Guide Series: No. 2. Rapport-Building for Educational Developers. Ottawa, ON: Educational Developers Caucus.

via Stephen Downes:

Ives, C., & Walsh, P. (2021). Perspectives of Canadian Distance Educators on the Move to Online Learning. Canadian Journal of Higher Education.

🧺 Other

I got my penultimate immunotherapy maintenance treatment this week. One more to go - done in July.

Penultimate Treatment

And it’s been cold and/or snowing all week, so I haven’t gotten out on the bike at all this week. Back to the basement rides for now…