Most Reputable Users

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Trending Papers in human-computer interaction

Moderating a public scholarship site on Reddit: A case study of r/AskHistorians
From Paper: I run the world’s largest historical outreach project and it’son a cesspool of a website.” Moderating a public scholarshipsite on Reddit: A case study of r/AskHistorians
Published: Feb 2020
  • Visible moderation is often interpreted as censorship.
  • The design and culture of reddit creates challenges for moderators, such as encouraging empathy towards historical subjects and encouraging participation from marginalized groups.
Submitted by Erik Biederstadt
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MaskedFace-Net -- A Dataset of Correctly/Incorrectly Masked Face Images in the Context of COVID-19
Adnane Cabani, Karim Hammoudi, Halim Benhabiles, Mahmoud Melkemi
Published: Aug 2020
  • We propose a relatively large dataset of 137,016 masked face images that is divided into two masked face categories; correctly worn and incorrectly worn
Submitted by Joshua Lee
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How cryptocurrency users balance risks that could lead to loss and how this influences their decision making.
From Paper: Don't lose your coin! Investigating Security Practices of Cryptocurrency Users
Published: Jul 2020
  • Users' choice of using custodial or self-managed wallets depends on their assessment of the risk of human error (making a mistake themselves) and risk of betrayal (risk of being betrayed by the custodial service).
  • Cryptocurrency users fundamentally balance three types of risks that might result in coin loss: (1) Risk of Human Error, (2) Risk of Betrayal, (3) Risk of Malicious Attacks.
Submitted by Michael Fröhlich
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Making Sense of Blockchain Applications
  • The authors note how the accounting of transactions, a trust in immutable code and algorithms, and the leveraging of distributed crowds and publics around vast interoperable databases all relate to longstanding issues of importance for the field.
  • This paper constructs a typology of emerging blockchain applications, consider the domains in which they are applied, and identify distinguishing features of this new technology.
Submitted by Michael Fröhlich
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WorkingWiki: a MediaWiki-based platform for collaborative research
Lee Worden
Published: Dec 2012
WorkingWiki is a software extension for the popular MediaWiki platform that makes a wiki into a powerful environment for collaborating on publication-quality manuscripts and software projects. Developed in Jonathan Dushoff's theoretical biology lab at McMaster University and available as free software, it allows wiki users to work together on anything that can be done by using UNIX commands to transform textual "source code" into output. Researchers can use it to collaborate on programs written in R, python, C, or any other language, and there are special features to support easy work on LaTeX documents. It develops the potential of the wiki medium to serve as a combination collaborative text editor, development environment, revision control system, and publishing platform. Its potential uses are open-ended - its processing is controlled by makefiles that are straightforward to customize - and its modular design is intended to allow parts of it to be adapted to other purposes.
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Usability Methods for Designing Programming Languages for Software Engineers
Coblenz, Michael, et al
Published: Dec 2019
Programming language design requires making many usability-related design decisions. We explored using user-centered methods to make languages more effective for programmers. However, existing HCI methods expect iteration with appropriate users, who must learn to use the language to be evaluated. These methods were impractical to apply to programming languages: they have high iteration costs, programmers require significant learning time, and user performance has high variance. To address these problems, we adapted HCI methods to reduce iteration and training costs and designed tasks and analyses that mitigated the high variance. We evaluated the methods by using them to design two languages for professional developers. Glacier extends Java to enable programmers to express immutability properties effectively and easily. Obsidian is a language for blockchains that includes verification of critical safety properties. Summative usability studies showed that programmers were able to program effectively in both languages after short training periods.
Retrieved from arxiv