Monthly Archives: May 2016

How Apple Watch and pervasive computing can lure you into leveling up your fitness

May 13, 2016

By visiting project scientist Michael Cowling

Hello, my name is Michael, and I’m a Ring Addict.

No, not the one ring from “Lord of the Rings”; not the cheap costume jewelry you get at the local Renaissance Fair. I’m talking about the red, green and blue rings that adorn my Apple Watch, tracking how much I move, exercise and stand.

For the last five months, I’ve worked daily to meet those magical milestones that appear on my watch face, culminating last month in my earning the badge for 100 days of meeting my move goal. I’m hopelessly addicted, so much so that I sometimes take an extra lap around the University of California Irvine’s Aldrich Park just to make sure to get my red ring for the day.

Read the full story at The Conversation.

Campus Technology: “UC Irvine Offers New Program Focused on Human-Computer Interaction & Design”

May 4, 2016

UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences has launched a Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design (MHCID) that will focus on user experience research and design, interaction design, information architecture, product design and human-computer interaction.

The MCHID is a mixed format, one-year masters program that offers both in-person instruction and online distance education. Students must complete nine courses in one or two years for the program.

Read the full story on Campus Technology website.