“Reinventing the mind’s bicycle”
by James Eagan
Abstract: Steve Jobs once described the computer as “a bicycle for the mind”, a tool that amplifies people’s cognitive capabilities. My work focuses on making this bicycle a better, more expressive tool for humans in a data-rich world: by providing richer tools to interact with and understand data, by making interactions more expressive, and by reinventing how we build software so users can appropriate and adapt it to their own idiosyncratic needs. In this talk, I will present an overview of our work in these three areas.