Solving Real World Problems
Human Computer Interaction is influencing our lives. This session presents two scenarios where real world problems are solved using computing. First presentation looks at two design paradigms to enable collaborative online learning: 1) CityCompass, an online virtual navigational application for conversational language learning where two users, a tourist and a guide, collaboratively navigate panoramic views of an actual city in wayfinding tasks. 2)Bollywood method is a design where tasks are rooted in dramatized scenarios to overcome barriers to communication. The second presentation is Platterly, A ‘Smarter’ Food Experience, the result of an academic project done at National Institute of Design,India and Samsung R&D, Bangalore to understand ‘Personalized health and food system’ in Indian cities through a Systems design approach. With changing lifestyles today, people are spending less time making healthy food choices. This study explored if mobile technology help to change it, using the concept of ‘Smart-Data and Personalized information’.