Other projects

Intelligent capture

In the past, media capture and access suffered primarily from a lack of storage and bandwidth. Today networked, multimedia devices are ubiquitous, and the core challenge has less to do with how to transmit more information than with how to communicate the right information.

Carter, S., L. Denoue, and J. Adcock. mVideoCast: Mobile, real time ROI detection and streaming. arXiv:1011.2538v1. 2010.
( pdf, video )

Carter, S., J. Doherty, J. Adcock, S. Branham. NudgeCam: Toward targeted, higher quality media capture . Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM), Pages: 615-618. 2010.
( pdf, poster, video, press )

Notelinker/Kartta

Notelinker and Kartta are research efforts to support media capture, access, annotation, and organization with mobile devices in field settings and smart environments.

Perttula, A., S. Carter, and L. Denoue. Retrospective vs. prospective: Two approaches to mobile media capture and access. International Journal of Arts and Technology, 4(3). Pages: 249-259. 2011.
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Perttula, A., S. Carter, and L. Denoue. Kartta: Using Multimedia and Context to Navigate Unfamiliar Environments. Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Entertainment and Media in the Ubiquitous Era (MindTrek), 2009. Pages: 120-123.
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Perttula, A., S. Carter, and L. Denoue. Kartta: Extracting Landmarks near Personalized Points-of-Interest from User Generated Content. Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (Mobile HCI), 2009.
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Perttula, A. and Carter, S. Retrospective vs. Prospective: A comparison of two approaches to mobile media capture and access. Social Mobile Media Workshop, 2008.
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WebNC

WebNC lets users create and share web screencasts.

Denoue, L., S. Carter, J. Adcock, G. Golovchinsky, and A. Girgensohn. WebNC: Efficient sharing of web applications. Proceedings of the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2009.
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Denoue, L., J. Adcock, S. Carter, and G. Golovchinsky. WebNC: Efficient sharing of web applications. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (Hypertext), Pages: 365-366. 2009.
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ARA

The Active Reading Application (ARA) brings the familiar experience of writing on paper to the tablet.

Golovchinsky, G., S. Carter, and A. Dunnigan. ARA: The Active Reading Application. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM), 2011.
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Seamless Document Viewer

Technology Review article, IEEE Spectrum article
The Seamless Document Viewer integrates an array of novel techniques to support document viewing on mobile devices.

DynamInk

DynamInk makes it easy to access digital animations from printouts of web pages.

Carter, S., C. Liao, L. Denoue, G. Golovchinsky, Q. Liu. Linking digital media to physical documents: Comparing content-based and marker-based tags. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 9(2). Pages: 46-55. 2010.
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ReBoard

web site | video
The goal of the ReBoard project is to make whiteboard content accessible and shareable through user-centered access tools.

Branham, S., G. Golovchinsky, S. Carter, and J. Biehl. Let’s Go from the Whiteboard: Supporting Transitions in Work through Whiteboard Capture and Reuse. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Pages: 75-84. 2010.
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Carter, S., C. Liao, L. Denoue, G. Golovchinsky, Q. Liu. Linking digital media to physical documents: Comparing content-based and marker-based tags. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 9(2). Pages: 46-55. 2010.
( pdf )

Golovchinsky, G., S. Carter, and J. Biehl. Beyond the Drawing Board: Toward More Effective Use of Whiteboard Content. arXiv:0911.0039v1. 2009.
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PicNTell

PicNTell is a new technique for generating compelling screencasts. PicNTell allows users to rapidly create videos of desktop activities with six degrees-of-freedom.

Carter, S, L. Denoue. PicNTell: A camcorder metaphor for screen recording. Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia (MM), Pages: 869-872. 2008.
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USE

web site | video
The goal of the Usable Smart Environment (USE) project is to facilitate meetings in conference rooms or on-the-go.

Golovchinsky, G., P. Qvarfordt, B. van Melle, S. Carter, and T. Dunnigan. DICE: Designing conference rooms for usability. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Pages: 1015-1024. 2009.
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Back, M., Golovchinsky, G., Qvarfordt, P., Dunnigan, T., Boreczky, J., Carter, S. and van Melle, B. Designing an easy-to-use executive conference room system. In Lahlou, S. ed. Designing User Friendly Augmented Work Environments, Springer-Verlag, New York, Pages: 87-112. 2009.

Back, M., S. Carter, S. Lahlou, M. Inagaki, K. Horikiri, and G. Morrison. Remix rooms: Mashing up media for meetings. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) workshop proposal: Remix rooms: Redefining the smart conference room, 2008.
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Back, M., S. Lahlou, M. Inagaki, K. Horikiri, S. Carter, and G. Morrison. UbiMEET: Design and Evaluation of Smart Environments in the Workplace. International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp) workshop proposal: UbiMeet, 2008.
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Back, M., S. Lahlou, S. Carter, M. Inagaki, K. Horikiri, and J. Huang. Embodied Meeting Support: Mobile, Tangible, Senseable Interaction in Smart Environments. International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp) workshop proposal: UbiMeet, 2007.
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tabs+boards

The tabs+boards project focuses on the interfaces that span interactive large displays and mobile devices.

Carter, S., F. Chen, A. S. Muralidharan, J. Pickens. DiG: A Task-based Approach to Product Search. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), Pages: 303-306. 2011.
( pdf, poster, video )

Carter, S., E. Churchill, L. Denoue, J. Helfman, and L. Nelson. Digital Graffiti: Public Annotation of Multimedia Content. Extended abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Pages: 1207-1210. 2004.
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Carter, S., E. Churchill, L. Denoue, J. Helfman, and P. Murphy. Palimpsests on Public View. Demonstration, International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp), 2003.
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Momento

web site
Momento is a set of software tools that support early-stage evaluation and prototyping for ubiquitous computing applications.

Carter, S., J. Mankoff, and J. Heer. Momento: Support for Situated Ubicomp Experimentation. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Pages: 125-134. 2007.
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Matthews, T., S. Carter, C. Pai, J. Fong, and J. Mankoff. Scribe4Me: Evaluating a Mobile Sound Transcription Tool for the Deaf. Proceedings of The International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp), Pages: 159-176. 2006.
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Ubicomp evaluation

Technology in different forms is available ubiquitously through much of the world. The study of Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp) is concerned with enabling a future in which the most useful applications of such technology are feasible to build, and pleasing to use. But what is useful? What is usable? What do people actually need?

Carter, S., J. Mankoff, S. Klemmer, and T. Matthews. Exiting the Cleanroom: On Ecological Validity and Ubiquitous Computing. Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 23(1). Pages: 47-99. 2008.
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Carter, S. and J. Mankoff. Prototypes in the Wild: Lessons Learned from Evaluating Three Ubicomp Systems. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 4(4). Pages 51-57. 2005.
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Carter, S. and J. Mankoff. When Participants Do the Capturing: The Role of Media in Diary Studies. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Pages: 899-908. 2005.
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Blog studies

Web logs, or blogs, challenge the notion of authorship. Seemingly, rather than a model in which the author’s writings are themselves a contribution, the blog author weaves a tapestry of links, quotations, and references amongst generated content. But what form do blogs actually take? What are their authors trying to accomplish?

International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media 2007 (program committee member)

AAAI Symposium on Computational Approaches to Analysing Weblogs 2006 (program committee member)

Carter, S. The Role of the Author in Topical Blogs. Extended abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Pages: 1256-1259. 2005.
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Sports innovation

How can we improve playing, viewing, and judging sports?

Hey, J. and Carter, S. Perfect Practice Makes Perfect: The Memory Tennis Accuracy Feedback System. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 4(3). Page 54. 2005.
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Input Adapter Tool

web site
A tool for automatically modifying a graphical user interface to enable or improve the use of a variety of input devices for which interfaces were not designed.

Carter, S., A. Hurst, J. Mankoff, and J. Li. Dynamically Adapting GUIs to Diverse Input Devices. Proceedings of The ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS), Pages: 63-70. 2006.
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Peripheral displays

(see also Tara Matthews' site)
Traditionally, computer interfaces have been confined to conventional displays and focused activities. However, as displays become embedded throughout our environment and daily lives, increasing numbers of them must operate on the periphery of our attention. Peripheral displays can allow a person to be aware of information while she is attending to some other primary task or activity. This project concentrated on building peripheral displays as well as a toolkit to support other peripheral display designers.

Matthews, T., T. Rattenbury, and S. Carter. Defining, Designing, and Evaluating Peripheral Displays: An Analysis Using Activity Theory. Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 22(1/2), Pages: 221-161. 2007.
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Matthews, T., A. K. Dey, J. Mankoff, S. Carter, and T. Rattenbury. A Toolkit For Managing User Attention in Peripheral Displays. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), Pages: 247-156. 2004.
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Hebb

A research project involving the use of peripheral displays to encourage communication and collaboration.

Carter, S., J. Mankoff, and P. Goddi. Building Connections among Loosely Coupled Groups: Hebb's Rule at Work. Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, 13(3). Pages: 305-327. 2004.
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Carter, S. The design of Hebb, a Peripheral System Supporting Awareness and Communication, and a Study of its Impact on small, Distributed Groups. MS Thesis, Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.
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iVSi

I was lead programmer for this interactive art piece installed at the Culture Cache Gallery (closed) in San Francisco (September 2002).

Eismann, E. and S. Carter. IVSI: ubiquitous exposure. Technical Report EECS-1006-96, EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.
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The Augmented Wheelchair

An architecture that supports the building of context-aware services that assume context is ambiguous and allows for mediation of ambiguity by mobile users in aware environments.

Dey, A. K., J. Mankoff, G. Abowd, and S. Carter. Distributed Mediation of Ambiguous Context in Aware Environments. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), Pages: 121-130. 2002.
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iCurator

web site
A prototype interactive informational system developed for museum settings on a Pocket PC platform.

Social information spaces

web site
Weekly projects done for this fall 2001 class, as well as my final project: narrative and interaction in museums.

Informal videoconferencing application

An exploration in videoconferencing, awareness and ubicomp.

Carter, S. and S. Lederer. Informal Videoconferencing and Awareness. Technical Report EECS-1006-97, EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.
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MEG Scalp Projection Tool

download (gzip)
Developed using OpenGL to view MEG field maps.

Carter, S. Imaging Brain Activation: The MEG Scalp Projection Tool. Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of New Mexico, 2000.
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Tang, A., B. Pearlmutter, M. Zibulevsky, and S. Carter. Blind Source Separation of Multichannel Neuromagnetic Responses. Computational Neuroscience, 1999. Proceedings published in Neurocomputing, 32-33. Pages: 1115-1120. 2000.
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DigitalHoops (2001)

(mock-up only)

New Mexico Daily Lobo (1998)

http://www.dailylobo.com/
I created the Daily Lobo's first web site and maintained it for two years. However, the current design does not reflect my work, and all of the pages I designed have since been deleted or lost.

Richard Feynman Online (1995-6)

http://www.feynmanonline.com/
My first site, now being maintained by J. Eric Slone. While I ran the site, it won an award from Computer Life and was reviewed by the Japanese version of the Scientific American.