Domain Crossing: How Much Expertise Is Enough?
m.c. schraefel, University of Southampton (Moderator), Mark Rouncefield, Lancaster University, Wendy Kellogg, IBM Research, Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan, Gary Marsden, University of Cape Town, Susanne Bødker, University of Aarhus, Susan Wyche, Virginia Tech, Madhu Reddy, Pennsylvania State University
In CSCW, how much do we need to know about another domain/culture before we observe, intersect and intervene with designs? What optimally would that other culture need to know about us? Is this a "how long is a piece of string" question or an inquiry where we can consider a variety of contexts and explicate best practice? The goal of this panel will be to develop heuristics for such practice.
Some of all Human Knowledge: Gender and Participation in Peer Production
Andrea Forte, Drexel University (Moderator), Judd Antin, Yahoo! Research, Shaowen Bardzell, Indiana University, Leigh Honeywell, Ada Initiative, John Riedl, University of Minnesota, Sarah Stierch, Wikimedia Foundation
The promise of peer production includes openly accessible resources produced by volunteers and released feely for the world to use. Wikipedia and Open Source Software are famous examples of volunteer, peer-produced projects. Anyone is free to participate, but not everybody does. Wikipedia aims to collect the "sum of all human knowledge," but only about 13% of editors on the site are female. In Open Source Software, the percentage of female contributors has been estimated near 1%. If women are not well represented among authors of the most widely accessed reference source on the planet, are important voices muted? Could these highly successful projects be even more prolific and impactful with female participation? This panel will bring together experts in feminist theory, open source and open collaboration, and representatives from high profile peer- produced projects.
Social Telepresence Bakeoff: Skype Group Video Calling, Google+ Hangout, and Microsoft Avatar Kinect
John C. Tang, Microsoft Research (Moderator), Carolyn Wei, Google, Reena Kawal, Microsoft
This panel brings together representatives from recently released commercial products that enable groups of people to socialize online using rich media (video, avatars). The panelists will compare and contrast the design features and rationale of each system, review what has been learned from studying their usage so far, and elicit stories of how people in the audience have been using these tools. This will help us learn how these tools are being used and abstract design implications for future work in developing new ways to support collaboration.
Myriam Lewkowicz, Troyes University of Technology
Michael Twidale, University of Illinois