Gerhard Fischer and Hal Eden: “Design, Learning, and Collaboration” — Spring Semester 2005

Assignment 4 — CLever Paper and Demo


1. Monday, Jan 31, 2005; 9am on the class website

2. you can work as a group and submit one answer as a group (clearly identifying the members of your group)

3. max length: two pages

Read the following article:

Carmien, S., Dawe, M., Fischer, G., Gorman, A., Kintsch, A., & Sullivan, J. F. (2004) "Socio-Technical Environments Supporting People with Cognitive Disabilities Using Public Transportation," Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (ToCHI), p. (in press).

More Information about the CLever Project can be found at:

Briefly discuss the following issues for the paper that you have read:

1. what did you find

1.1. interesting about the article?

1.2. not interesting about the article?

2. what do you consider the main message of the article?

3. what did you find interesting about the systems?

3.1. Personal Travel Assistant

3.2. Memory Aiding Prompting System (MAPS)

3.3. Lifeline

4. do you know of other papers, ideas, and systems which are closely related to the article and the systems?

5. what do the article and the associated systems say about

5.1. design

5.2. learning

5.3. collaboration

5.4. innovative media to support these activities?

6. are themes discussed in the article which you would like to know more about?

7. do you have any ideas how this research could / should be extended (based on your own knowledge and experience)?