Context, Learning, and User Experience for Search

Established: January 30, 2008

The CLUES group sits at the intersection of information retrieval, human-computer interaction (HCI), and machine learning.

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Microtasks and Microproductivity

Established: January 1, 2015

As people's time becomes increasingly fragmented, getting tasks accomplished becomes more and more challenging. In this project we are investigating ways of decomposing larger tasks into smaller microtasks that leverage the micromoments that exist sporadically during a person's day. Our goal is to provide new ways of accomplished smaller goals that contribute towards larger productivity, in addition or as an alternative to setting aside large chunks of uninterrupted time. Currently we are focusing on writing as an…

Eventful

Established: April 3, 2014

Eventful helps produce news reports using hybrid crowds (online and offline). Eventful automatically recruits and guides crowd workers who attend events in person to perform information collection missions. Eventful explores and hopes to problematize the concept of "journalism as a service."

Diff-IE Add-on for Internet Explorer

Established: October 4, 2010

Diff-IE tracks changes to pages you visit on the Web and shows you what's changed since the last time you visited. Diff-IE is a prototype Internet Explorer Add-on that: Highlights the changes to a webpage since the last time you visited it. Enables you to view—and compare—previously cached versions of a page. When changes are made obvious, especially the subtle and unexpected ones, you get a whole lot more out of the webpages you visit.…