Category Archives: Journal

Abstract: Biometric heart-rate information is increasingly proliferating through simple wearable technology. However, this technology presents a need for contextual information to guide interpreting physiological responses in lower and higher levels of cognitive abilities. In this paper, the author introduces HeartBit, a sensor-based intervention used for non-obtrusive heart-rate observation of elementary age children within the creative […]

Abstract: We explore how digital tools can support children’s creativity in classroom. In response to a growing need for tools to support children’s digital literacy, we take a step forward to explore digital tools to support children’s digital creativity. We draw insights from interviewing twelve K-6 teachers about their experience using digital tools in the […]

Abstract: Design review is an overachieving work of the urban planning process. Pattern of user interaction is largely dictated by the urban planning technology rather than diversity and creativity of the users. Traditionally, urban planning technologies include substantial use of paper-based plans, maps, and text documents. Currently, urban planners rely on digital technologies, which lack […]

Abstract: Urban planners play an important role, communicate plans with developers on behalf of the city and its inhabitants. They also function as shepherds for a developer’s development application, communicating with civic technicians, who ensure adherence to bylaws, civic committees, and the public. As a communication proxy between all these different stakeholders, urban planners often […]

Abstract: Oftentimes, within the urban planning process, urban planners and GIS experts must work together using desktop Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Geographic Information System (GIS). However, participatory communication and visualization which are important in the urban planning process, are not a central focus in the design of current computer-aided planning technologies. This study tends to […]