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Katayanagi Prize Recipient Lecture: Scott Klemmer

October 13th, 2011

3:30pmEST

Carnegie Mellon University
Rashid Auditorium – Gates&Hillman 4401
5000 Forbes Avenue, Oakland

3:30pm, reception
4:00pm, lecture

Please join us as we honor and recognize the Katayanagi Emerging Leadership Prize recipient:

SCOTT KLEMMER
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director, Human-Computer Interaction Group Stanford University

THE POWER OF EXAMPLES
Abstract:
Designers in many fields rely on examples for inspiration, and examples play an important role in art and design curricula. In this talk, I’ll describe several ways that examples help the creative process by illustrating concepts and alternatives. Online media offer a corpus of examples at a scale and diversity never before seen. This wealth of examples opens up new possibilities, but also poses several challenges. How can we leverage these resources? My group’s research tools harvest and synthesize examples to empower more people to design interactive systems, learners to acquire new skills, experts to be more creative, and programmers to engage in more design thinking. This research shapes my project-based design teaching, which emphasizes creating diverse alternatives, self assessment, and using examples to provide design insights and teach abstract principles.

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