Articles by Ted Selker

Dr. Ted Selker is an
Associate Professor at the MIT
Media, the Director of the
Context Aware Computing
Lab, the MIT director of The
Voting Technology Project and
the Counter Intelligence/
Design Intelligence special
interest group on domestic
and product-design of the
future. Ted’s work strives to demonstrate that people’s
intentions can be recognized and respected by the
things we design. Context aware computing creates a
world in which people’s desires and intentions cause
computers to help them. This group is recognized for its
creating environments that use sensors and artificial
intelligence to create so-called “virtual sensors”;
adaptive models of users to create keyboard less
computer scenarios. Prior to joining MIT faculty in
November 1999, Ted was an IBM fellow and directed
the User Systems Ergonomics Research lab. He has
served as a consulting professor at Stanford University,
has taught at Hampshire, at the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst, and at Brown University. He
has worked at Xerox PARC and Atari Research Labs.

Reply to Comments on: “A Methodology for Testing Voting Systems”

We appreciate the authors (Quesenbery, Cugini, Chisnell, Killam, and Redish, in this issue) acknowledging the lack of research in the field of usability of voting systems. We hope that our early experiments guide people to push the work further, and to create experiments that are more efficient and are rich in useful data. 24.pdf […] [Read More]

A Methodology for Testing Voting Systems

Abstract This paper compares the relative merit in realistic versus lab style experiments for testing voting technology. By analyzing three voting experiments, we describe the value of realistic settings in showing the enormous challenges for voting process control and consistent voting experiences. The methodology developed for this type of experiment will help other researchers to […] [Read More]