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Gerhard Fischer
Computer Science, University of Colorado
Presentation: Beyond Binary Choices: Understanding and Exploiting Trade-Offs to Enhance Creativity

Gerhard Fischer ( is a Professor of Computer Science, a Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, and the Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design (L3D) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a member of the CHI Academy.
His research is focused on new conceptual frameworks and new media for learning, working, and collaboration; human-computer interaction; cognitive science; distributed intelligence; social creativity; design; meta-design; domain-oriented design environments; and universal design (assistive technologies).. Over the last twenty years, he has directed research projects and has published extensively in these areas.
More information about the L3D Center can be found at:
Currently active major research projects:
1) "A Meta-Design Framework for Participative Software Systems" supported by the NSF Program "Science of Design"; for details see:

2) "SGER: A New Generation Wiki for Supporting a Research Community in Creativity and IT" supported by the NSF Program "CreativeIT; this project funds the research to establish and evolve this wiki.

Last modified 23 August 2007 at 1:32 pm by gerhard