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For information about the HCIL, contact lab director Jen Golbeck at (301) 405-7185 or jgolbeck@umd.edu. Many of the faculty are available for interviews, comments, etc. Contact the faculty directly, or contact the director to find the most relevant person.

Screenshots of much of our software (current and historic) are available for publication. However, please first contact the HCIL for permission.

Press Coverage in 2005

ICDL is featured in "The 'millenials' usher in a new era," an article about the future of children learning online, c|net News.com, November 2005.

ICDL is highlighted in "Screen time = reading time," an article about children reading books on the computer. Chicago Parent, September 2005.

ICDL is mentioned in an article titled "Site Seeing," which highlighted Kid's literature on the internet. Delphos Herald, September 2005.

Ben Bederson and Ben Shneiderman mentioned in an article that highlights TimeSearcher
DM Review, Data Visualization, Graphic Grist for the Mill, June 2005

Ben Shneiderman quoted on social tagging of photos and web pages
Associated Press, May, 2005

Kent Norman talks about Computer Rage
America News, "Why Can't They Make Computers That Don't Crash?", May 2005

Kent Norman talks about Computer RageSpot on Good Morning America (ABC)
"Computer Rage"(MOV 6.3MB), May 2005

Kent Norman talks about Computer Rage in The Washington Post
"Repair Teams Try to Calm 'Computer Rage'", May 2005

Kent Norman featured in an article in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"Got computer rage? Expert suggests safe ways to vent", May 2005

Kent Norman interviewed in an article in Voice of America News
"Why Can't They Make Computers That Don't Crash?", May 2005

Kent Norman quoted in an article in The Washington Post
"Repair Teams Try to Calm 'Computer Rage", May 2005

Ben Bederson’s research with Microsoft on the use of PDA’s and cellphones highlighted
EE Times, April 2005. This article was also picked up by Information Week.

Kent Norman highlighted in an Article in San Francisco Chronicle
"Computer glitches spawn new industry: Geeks find steady supply of vexed users who need house calls", April 2005.

Kent Norman interviewed by Mike Goldfein (Belo Capitol Bureau)
"Computer Rage"(MOV 4.3MB), April 2005

Ben Bederson’s work described in folha equilibrio (Brazil)
In an article about computer-based distraction, March 2005.

Ben Bederson interviewed on Radio City (Ecuador), a BBC Affiliate
March 2005.

Ben Bederson quoted regarding E-Attention Deficit Disorder
The Statesman (India), March 2005

Kent Norman talks about Computer Rage in an article on MSNBC.com
"Drop the mouse and step away from the PC: Frustrated consumers make things worse after computer crash" , March 200

Allison Druin’s projects on online books highlighted
The Washington Times, February 2005

Ben Bederson quoted on computer distractions
North Carolina State Technician, February 2005

Ben Bederson interviewed regarding attention and interruptions on the computer
Bloomberg Radio, February 2005

Ben Bederson addresses computer user distractions
New York Times, February 2005

Allison Druin featured in Technology Review
February 2005

Allison Druin featured in School Library Journal
February 2005

Kent Norma interviewed in an article in The Washington Times
"Fist-clenching anger: Releasing the steam without boiling over", February 2005

Kent Norman talks about Computer Rage in the San Angelo Standard-Times
"Computer rage on the rise", January 2005

Kent Norman interviewed by W*USA Channel 9 News Reporter Bruce Leshan
"Report on Computer Rage" (MOV 4.1MB), January 2005

Past Press Coverage:

2004 and earlier...


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