RESEARCH DIRECTIONS

The User Interface Design group develops and studies new user interface techniques, primarily focusing on the following areas.

Online education (more projects)

helping crowds teach each other
Project

ToolScape

ToolScape captures work-in-progress images and step-by-step information inside video tutorials to support learning new skills in Photoshop. It features workflows to capture annotations from crowd workers, or learners watching the same video.

Software development (more projects)

making professional programmers more productive by designing tools with appropriate user interfaces.
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Theseus

Theseus is a new type of JavaScript debugger that makes dynamic information visible in the code editor. Novel features include real-time code coverage, retroactive breakpoints and stack inspection, and call trees that connect asynchronous callbacks.

Crowd computing (more projects)

building and studying systems that orchestrate small contributions from a crowd of people.
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Cobi

Cobi engages an entire academic community in planning a large-scale conference. Cobi elicits community members' preferences and constraints, and provides a scheduling tool empowering organizers to take informed actions toward improving the schedule.