Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Professor, ATLAS Institute & Computer Science) invents at the intersections of people, design and technology. She works on computational tools for design, especially sketching, creativity and design cognition, including creativity support tools and design studies, tangible and embedded interaction and, most recently, computing for health and wellness. Ellen defies traditional disciplines. From computer based sketching to electronic flavor, from health and wellness to music, her work engages designers, programmers and interdisciplinary partners in creating playful new interfaces that feel natural. Her vision for augmenting human capacities exploit three “M”s: Mind, Might and Magic. Mind, to observe before acting, to be thoughtful and open-minded; Might, to consider the capacity and competency of people and technology; and Magic, to blend technology wonderfully in everyday life.
people, design, technology, computational tools for design, diagramming, sketching, creativity and design cognition, creativity support tools, design studies, tangible and embedded interaction, music technology, computing for health and wellness
ATLS 5519 - Advanced Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
Analyzes special interest areas of multidisciplinary technology, arts and media research and practice. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics.
ATLS 7000 - ATLAS Seminar
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
This student/faculty seminar critically examines issues in technology, media and society from the multiple interdisciplinary perspective of the gathered participants. Topics may include: IT and business, security, ethics, globalization, digital divide, IT and education, human computer interaction and others. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. Department consent required.
ATLS 7500 - ATLAS Graduate Research Methods
Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
The objective of this course is to provide a primer for key methodological approaches used in the field. Students will investigate a broad set of techniques for conducting theoretical, design, and experimental research. They will explore how to formulate and investigate research questions using these methods. Topics covered will include basic research ethics, research project design, approaches to constructing theory, research through design techniques, and methods for experimental study. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
ATLS 7600 - ATLAS Research Career Development
A discussion-style class with brief lectures, expert panels, and research projects aimed at helping students to be competitive and successful in today�s job market. The course is broken up into four units: Ethics, which covers topics including implicit bias, responsible conduct of research (RCR, as required by NIH and NSF grants), intellectual property management, authorship, and designing research; Communication, which covers how to give critiques and conduct peer reviews for publications, how to negotiate needs, how to resolve conflicts (including across social and power strata), and how to give presentations; Professional Development, which focuses on job preparations including grant writing, panels with successful people in both industry and academia, CV and resume development, and how to interview well; and Work-Life Management, which will focus on successful self care practices, formation, use and function of student unions, and family and medical leave. Students will be required to complete weekly assignments as well as produce/participate in literature reviews, elevator pitches, career-related presentations (of choice), and grant proposal components. Previously offered as a special topics course.
CSCI 3002 - Fundamentals of Human Computer Interaction
Introduces the practice and research of human-computer interaction, including its history, theories, the techniques of user-centered design, and the development of interactive technologies. Covers computing in society at large with respect to domains such as health, education, assistive technology, ethics, environment, and more.
CSCI 4830 - Special Topics in Computer Science
Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Covers topics of interest in computer science at the senior undergraduate level. Content varies from semester to semester. Only 9 credit hours from CSCI 4830 and/or CSCI 4831 can count toward Computer Science BS or BA.