This project-based course explores current social, ethical and cultural issues in science and technology around the world. The focus is on developing skills in critical thinking and debating from multiple viewpoints, exploring different perspectives around the world. Using materials collected
Exploring culture through fieldwork requires an understanding of the different ways that data can be collected, recorded, analysed and reported. This course builds skills in qualitative data collection and analysis with a focus on understanding culture. Students taking the course
Scientists and engineers increasingly need to have knowledge and skills suitable for working in international environments and tackling global issues. “Global” means understanding connections between nations and recognizing differences and similarities between different cultures. In this course the focus is on
Think Aloud! is a regular lunchtime discussion event held in the HUB-International Communications Space at Ookayama Campus. Each week a short video clip introduces a topic illustrating social, ethical or political issues related to a field of scientific research or
This is a general introductory course outlining some of the major topics and issues in innovation studies. The course will allow students to understand the differences between different types of research and knowledge; the role of different actors in each
Tom Hope, Yoshiyuki Nakamura, Toru Takahashi, Atsushi Nobayashi, Shota Fukuoka, Masahiro Hamasaki, and Takuichi Nishimura In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’09). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1963-1972. Abstract Studies of interactive systems
I conduct user-studies with engineers to understand the use, social organisation and meaning of technology. Methodology is qualitative, influenced by ethnomethodology. Indicative publications are: Familial Collaborations in a Museum Doing Community: Co-construction of Meaning and Use with Interactive Information Kiosks
Tom Hope, Masahiro Hamasaki, Yutaka Matsuo, Yoshiyuki Nakamura, Noriyuki Fujimura, Takuichi Nishimura UbiComp 2006: Ubiquitous Computing Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 4206, 2006, pp 387-403 Abstract One of the challenges for ubiquitous computing is to design systems that can
A TEDx talk given on December 22nd, 2013.
This course explores practical ways to discover and understand culture in Japan, based on the gathering and analysis of qualitative data. Students taking the course learn techniques of observation and interviewing and practice applying these techniques in the real world
Scientists and engineers increasingly need to be aware of the way research interacts with social factors in different contexts inside and outside of the lab, not least because of the power of the public to shape scientific research through influence
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