The Envisionment and Discovery Collaboratory (EDC)

Explorations in Human-Centered Informatics

; Hal Eden ; Gerhard Fischer

The Envisionment and Discovery Collaboratory (EDC) is a long-term research platform exploring immersive socio-technical environments in which stakeholders can collaboratively frame and solve problems and discuss and make decisions in a variety of application domains and different disciplines. Les mer
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The Envisionment and Discovery Collaboratory (EDC) is a long-term research platform exploring immersive socio-technical environments in which stakeholders can collaboratively frame and solve problems and discuss and make decisions in a variety of application domains and different disciplines.

The knowledge to understand, frame, and solve these problems does not already exist, but is constructed and evolves in ongoing interactions and collaborations among stakeholders coming from different disciplines providing a unique and challenging environment to study, foster, and support human-centered informatics, design, creativity, and learning.

At the social level, the EDC is focused on the collaborative construction of artifacts rather than the sharing of individually constructed items. It brings individuals together in face-to-face meetings, encouraging and supporting them to engage, individually and collectively, in action and reflection. At the technological level, the EDC integrates tabletop computing environments, tangible objects, sketching support, geographic information systems, visualization software, and an envisioned virtual implementation.

This book is based on 20 years of research and development activities that brought together interdisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, designers, and practitioners from different backgrounds. The EDC originated with the merging of two research paradigms from disparate disciplines to build on the strengths, approaches, and perspectives of each. This book describes the artifacts and scenarios that were developed, with the goal of providing inspiration for human-centered informatics not focused on technologies in search of a purpose but on the development of systems supporting stakeholders to explore personally meaningful problems.

These developments have inspired numerous research and teaching activities. The challenges, prototypical systems, and lessons learned represent important milestones in the development and evolution of the EDC that are relevant for future research activities and practices in human-centered informatics.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Scenario Illustrating the EDC in Use
Research Activities and Developments behind the EDC
Contributions of the EDC to Human-Centered Informatics
Case Studies in Different Application Domains
The Evolving Design of the EDC
EDC-Inspired Developments
Lessons Learned and Contributions
Looking Ahead
Conclusions
Appendices
References
Author Biographies

Om forfatteren

Ernesto G. Arias Clare is Professor Emeritus of Planning and Design and Faculty Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences at the University of Colorado where he taught Architecture, City Planning, and Computer Science, founded the Urban Simulations Laboratory, and co-founded the Center for LifeLong Learning and Design (L3D). His Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning and Masters in Architecture and Planning are from the University of Pennsylvania. The pursuit of his research experience has been toward a contribution of the collaborative framing and resolution of design and planning problems through participation. To this end he has integrated environmental psychology and professional work on urban planning and design with the development ofinnovative technologies to better understand how we behave, think, and learn in trying to enhance the human competence and understanding to better design, plan, and use the built environment in the future.

Activities related to the EDC development include past Fulbright Research and Teaching Scholar (participation), past chair of the National Track in Urban Design of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning (design), and past member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the National Institute of High Technology of Costa Rica (information technology). Some of his major planning and urban