Mynatt, Elizabeth D.
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ItemDesigning a Cognitive Aid for the Home: A Case-Study Approach(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004) Paradise, Jessica ; Mynatt, Elizabeth D. ; Williams, Cliff ; Goldthwaite, J. R., III (John R.) ; GVU CenterCognitive impairments play a large role in the lives of surviviors of mild traumatic brain injuries who are unable to return to their prior level of independence in their homes. Computational support has the potential to enable these individuals to regain control over some aspects of their lives. Our research aims to carefully seek out issues that might be appropriate for computational support and to build enabling technologies that increase individuals functional independence in the home environment. Using a case-study approach, we explored the needs and informed the design of a pacing aid for an individual with a cognitive impairment whose quality of life was negatively affected by her inability to pace herself during her morning routine. The contributions of this research include insights we gained with our methodology, two sets of design dimensions: user-centered contraints developed from capabilities and preferences of our users and system-centered capabilities that could be explored in potential designs, a design concept which illustrates the application of these design dimensions into a potential pacing aid, and evaluations of paper prototypes guided by the design dimensions.
ItemTen Inch Pixels: Ambient Art for Remote Awareness(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001) Mankoff, Jennifer C. ; Rowan, James Thomas, Jr. ; Mynatt, Elizabeth D. ; McJunkin, Mark P. ; GVU CenterWe present an ambient display for supporting social connections between extended family members. The display, a digitally-controlled combination of oil on canvan and mechanical sculpture, consists of four, ten-by-ten inch "pixels", supporting the display of five coherent images and hundreds of mixed, collage images.
ItemIctus: A User-Centered System of Score Study for Semi-Novice Conductors(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000) Mitchell, Amy ; Voida, Stephen ; Paradise, Jessica ; Martin, Chris C. ; Mynatt, Elizabeth D. ; GVU CenterIctus supports the study and preparation of musical scores by semi-novice conductors. It does so by representing the complex analytical processes in which professional conductors routinely engage. Through iterative design and prototyping and with feedback from expert conductors, we have developed a prototyped system for use as a learning tool. This paper presents a brief overview of the complexities of the conductor's task, including the difficulties inherent in externalizing it; a description of the Ictus system; and a discussion of some of the feedback and forward-looking issues that have been raised.
ItemProviding access to graphical user interfaces : the mercator project(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996) Mynatt, Elizabeth D. ; Foley, James D. ; Office of Sponsored Programs ; College of Computing ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of Sponsored Programs
ItemITR/PE+SY digital clay for shape input and display(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-11-30) Book, Wayne J. ; Rossignac, Jarek ; Mynatt, Elizabeth D. ; Allen, Mark G. ; Goldthwaite, John Randall ; Rosen, David W. ; Glezer, Ari ; George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering ; Office of Sponsored Programs ; College of Engineering
ItemThe mercator project : a non-visual user interface for computer workstations(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1991) Mynatt, Elizabeth D. ; Office of Sponsored Programs ; College of Computing ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of Sponsored Programs
IteminSpace: Co-Designing the Physical and Digital Environment to Support Workplace Collaboration(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008) Voida, Stephen ; McKeon, Matt ; Le Dantec, Christopher A. ; Forslund, C. ; Verma, Puja ; McMillan, B. ; Bunde-Pedersen, J. ; Edwards, W. Keith ; Mynatt, Elizabeth D. ; Mazalek, Ali ; GVU Center ; Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center ; Steelcase, inc. ; Aarhus universitetIn this paper, we unpack three themes for the multidisciplinary codesign of a physical and digital meeting space environment in supporting collaboration: that social practices should dictate design, the importance of supporting fluidity, and the need for technological artifacts to have a social voice. We describe a prototype meeting space named inSpace that explores how design grounded in these themes can create a user-driven, information-rich environment supporting a variety of meeting types. Our current space includes a table with integrated sensing and ambient feedback, a shared wall display that supports multiple concurrent users, and a collection of storage and infrastructure services for communication, and that also can automatically capture traces of how artifacts are used in the space.
ItemMeasuring the Unseen: a Symposium About Building a Cultural Framework for Design and Technology(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-04) Kim, Julie Ju-Youn ; Addington, Michelle ; Kennedy, Sheila ; Clark, Jennifer ; Mynatt, Elizabeth D. ; College of Design ; School of Architecture ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute for People and Technology ; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Interactive Computing ; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Public Policy ; Center for Architecture Science and Ecology, RPI + SOM ; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill ; Kennedy & Violich Architecture MATx ; Yale UniversitySophisticated knowledge and skills in the right hands and minds can empower designers to make smarter design choices, but these instruments are not prescriptive. The balance lies between the space of the qualitative and the quantitative, between the immeasurable and the scientific. In this field of hightech and big data, where are the spaces for the ephemeral, the un-quantifiable, in an arena driven by metrics and computation? How can technology not prescribe but rather leverage and amplify the articulation of the thoughtfully considered design artifact? What are the possibilities when the skills of the craftsperson are merged with cutting-edge tools? This symposium will share the innovative research and creative production of the work of design leaders operating at the intersection of architecture, art, culture and technology.
ItemGVU Center Overview and Funded Research Projects(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-08-22) Edwards, W. Keith ; Mynatt, Elizabeth D. ; Trent, Tim ; Morshed, Mehrab Bin ; Sherman, Jihan ; Glass, Lelia ; Partridge, Andrew ; Swarts, Matthew E. ; GVU Center ; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Interactive ComputingIn the first GVU Brown Bag Seminar of the academic year, Keith Edwards, GVU Center Director and Professor of Interactive Computing, will kick off our talk series with an overview of the GVU Center detailing its unique resources and opportunities, and previewing some of the events coming up this semester. Come, enjoy lunch, and learn about some of the ways you can connect with GVU. Also, each year, the GVU Center and IPaT announce funding for the Research and Engagement Grants, which support early stage work by Georgia Tech researchers. This year’s winners will give brief overviews of the work they will be doing over the coming academic year.
ItemAuditory Presentation of Graphical User Interfaces(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992) Mynatt, Elizabeth D. ; GVU CenterThis paper describes work to provide mappings between X-based graphical interfaces and auditory interfaces. In our system, dubbed Mercator, this mapping is transparent to applications. The primary motivation for this work is to provide accessibility to graphical applications for users who are blind or visually impaired. In this paper, I describe the design of an auditory interface which simulates many of the features of graphical interfaces. Some of these features have been evaluated in a small user study. I will present lessons learned from this study as well as discuss areas for further work.