Publications

2015

(Best Paper Award) Fluid Grouping: Quantifying Group Engagement  around Interactive Tabletop Exhibits in the Wild Block, Florian; Hammerman, James; Horn, Michael; Spiegel, Amy; Christiansen, Jonathan; Phillips, Brenda; Diamond, Judy; Evans, Margaret; Shen, Chia (2015): (Best Paper Award) Fluid Grouping: Quantifying Group Engagement around Interactive Tabletop Exhibits in the Wild. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'15), Page(s): 10 pages, New York, NY, USA, ACM, 2015. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX | Links:
Horn, Michael; Phillips, Brenda; Evans, Margaret; Block, Florian; Diamond, Judy; Shen, Chia. (2015): Visualizing the tree of life: Learning around an interactive visualization of biological data in museums. NARST Annual International Conference (NARST 2015), 2015. (Type: Conference | BibTeX
Davis, Pryce; Horn, Michael Stephen; Block, Florian; Phillips, Brenda; Evans, Margaret; Diamond, Judy; Shen., Chia (2015): "Whoa! We’re going deep in the trees!": Patterns of collaboration around an interactive information visualization exhibit. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2015. (Type: Article | BibTeX | Links:

2014

Build-a-Tree: Parent-child gaming to learn about evolution in museum settings Villanosa, Krystal; Block, Florian; Horn, Michael; Shen, Chia (2014): Build-a-Tree: Parent-child gaming to learn about evolution in museum settings. Games, Learning, and Society (GLS'14), Page(s): 7 pages, 2014. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX | Links:
Villanosa, Krystal; Block, Florian; Hosford, Audrey; Horn, Michael; Shen, Chia (2014): Game Arcade: Build-a-Tree. Games, Learning, and Society Demo Track (GLS'14), 2014. (Type: Conference | BibTeX | Links:

2013

(BEST DESIGN PAPER) Going Deep: Supporting collaborative exploration of evolution in natural history museums Davis, Pryce; Horn, Michael; Schrementi, Laurel; Block, Florian; Phillips, Brenda; Evans, Margaret; Diamond, Judy; Shen, Chia. (2013): (BEST DESIGN PAPER) Going Deep: Supporting collaborative exploration of evolution in natural history museums. In Proceedings of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL'13), Page(s): 153-160, International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), 2013. (Type: Inproceeding | Abstract | BibTeX | Links:
Phillips, Brenda; Evans, Margaret; Horn, Michael; Block, Florian; Diamond, Judy; Shen, Chia. (2013): How is a human like a banana? Conceptions of humans as part of the natural world. Poster presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. In J. Coley (Chair), Intuitive Concepts Versus Biological Science: The Case of Evolution, Seattle, Washington, 2013. (Type: Conference | BibTeX | Links:
Evans, Margaret; Phillips, Brenda; Horn, Michael; Block, Florian; Diamond, Judy; Shen, Chia. (2013): Active prolonged engagement: When does it become active prolonged "learning"?. Presention at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, In D. Uttal (Chair), Developmental Research Outside the Lab: Children’s STEM Learning In Museums, Seattle, Washington, 2013. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX | Links:

2012

The DeepTree Exhibit: Visualizing the Tree of Life to Facilitate Informal Learning Block, Florian; Horn, Michael; Phillips, Brenda Caldwell; Diamond, Judy; Evans, Margaret; Shen, Chia (2012): The DeepTree Exhibit: Visualizing the Tree of Life to Facilitate Informal Learning. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 18(12), Page(s): 2789 - 2798, 2012, ISSN: 1077-2626. (Type: Article | Abstract | BibTeX | Links:
FloTree: A Multi-touch Interactive Simulation of Evolutionary Processes Chua, Kien Chuan; Qin, Yongqiang; Block, Florian; Phillips, Brenda; Diamond, Judy; Evans, Margaret Evans; Horn, Michael; Shen, Chia (2012): FloTree: A Multi-touch Interactive Simulation of Evolutionary Processes. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and Surfaces (ITS'12), Page(s): 299-302, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1209-7. (Type: Inproceeding | Abstract | BibTeX | Links:
FlowBlocks: A Multi-Touch UI for Crowd Interaction Block, Florian; Wigdor, Daniel; Phillips, Brenda Caldwell; Horn, Michael; Shen, Chia (2012): FlowBlocks: A Multi-Touch UI for Crowd Interaction. In Proceedings of the 25th ACM symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST'12), Page(s): 497-508, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1580-7. (Type: Inproceeding | Abstract | BibTeX | Links:
Of BATs and APEs: an interactive tabletop game for natural history museums Horn, Michael; Leong, Zeina Atrash; Block, Florian; Diamond, Judy; Evans, Margaret; Phillips, Brenda; Chia Shen, (2012): Of BATs and APEs: an interactive tabletop game for natural history museums. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'12), Page(s): 2059--2068, New York, NY, USA, ACM, 2012, ISSN: 978-1-4503-1015-4. (Type: Inproceeding | Abstract | BibTeX | Links:
News & Press
  • Best of CHI 2015 Best Paper Award: Proposed a novel Group Identification Algorithm in a dynamic visitor flow and engagement metrics for statistical analysis in interactive informal learning environments. Demonstrated effects of two typical study methodologies (pdf).
  • Coming soon! We are working on a digital Evolution Lab with the WGBH/NOVA Labs team.
  • PBS NOVA Engaging Science blog
  • Live Showcase of BATand paper presentation at Games, Learning and Society 2014 (watch video...)
  • Seeing Science: Biomedical Computation Review writes about the DeepTree. (read more...)
  • Harvard Gazette:: The watchword is innovation (read more...)
  • SEAS News Release: Museum exhibit developed at SEAS puts evolution at visitors’ fingertips (read more...)

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