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Instructing Novice Users on How to Use Tools in DIY Projects

Gregor Behnke, Marvin Schiller, Matthias Kraus, Pascal Bercher, Mario Schmautz, Michael Dorna, Wolfgang Minker, Birte Glimm, Susanne Biundo
2018 Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
We present an assistant teaching novice users how to operate electronic tools, such as drills, saws, and sanders, in the context of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) home improvement projects.  ...  Novice users require assistance when performing handicraft tasks. Adequate instruction ensures task completion and conveys knowledge and abilities required to perform the task.  ...  Acknowledgments This work is done within the technology transfer project "Do it yourself, but not alone: Companion-Technology for DIY support" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).  ... 
doi:10.24963/ijcai.2018/844 dblp:conf/ijcai/BehnkeSKBSDMGB18 fatcat:ycs2ooqekzftbnjrr6btw2jaea

New Developments for Robert - Assisting Novice Users Even Better in DIY Projects

Gregor Behnke, Pascal Bercher, Matthias Kraus, Marvin R. G. Schiller, Kristof Mickeleit, Timo Häge, Michael Dorna, Michael Dambier, Dietrich Manstetten, Wolfgang Minker, Birte Glimm, Susanne Biundo
2020 International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling  
By providing suitable and individualised assistance in the form of step-by-step instructions, the assistant ROBERT allows even novice users to successfully complete their DIY projects.  ...  Novice users often lack both and thus tend to fail or be frightful of performing DIY projects -even though they would like to.  ...  Acknowledgments This work is done within the technology transfer project "Do it yourself, but not alone: Companion-Technology for DIY  ... 
dblp:conf/aips/BehnkeBKSMHDDMM20 fatcat:l4jr4zjgmbdvfixksrgxoy3rs4

Evaluating Knowledge-Based Assistance for DIY

Marvin Schiller, Gregor Behnke, Pascal Bercher, Matthias Kraus, Michael Dorna, Felix Richter, Susanne Biundo, Birte Glimm, Wolfgang Minker
2018 Mensch & Computer  
As an application scenario, we consider the domain of do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement involving the use of power tools.  ...  To test and – if necessary – adjust the developed techniques, user studies are conducted throughout the development phase.  ...  We thank Juliette Rose, Chunhui Zhu, Michael Dambier, and Mario Schmautz for their contributions to this work.  ... 
doi:10.18420/muc2018-ws19-0551 dblp:conf/mc/SchillerBBKDRBG18 fatcat:vb4g6sb4nfc75erkdhdcgda32a

Smart Makerspace: A Web Platform Implementation

Gabriel Licks, Adriano Teixeira, Kris Luyten
2018 International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)  
This paper is based on the Smart Makerspace research from Autodesk, which uses a smart workbench for an immersive instructional space for DIY tasks.  ...  The platform, introduced to users in a makerspace, had a feedback that reflects its potential between novice and intermediate users, for creating facilitators and encouraging these users.  ...  equipment information regarding how to use, instructions and warnings. 2 Bootstrap is an HTML, CSS, and JS front-end framework for building responsive projects on the web.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijet.v13i02.7904 fatcat:tk6ac7udabd6nnxvlyrf7h3jcq

A Schnittmuster for Crafting Context-Sensitive Toolkits

Janis Lena Meissner, Angelika Strohmayer, Peter Wright, Geraldine Fitzpatrick
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18  
DIY-making can be an expensive pastime if makers are relying on ready-made toolkits, specialised materials and off-shelf components.  ...  However, as soon as the novices become a little more advanced, these toolkits often do not fit the specific requirements of personal maker projects anymore.  ...  The other toolkit materials were very similar to the ones used in the Tools for Wools project.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3173574.3173725 dblp:conf/chi/MeissnerSWF18 fatcat:ygci7xakjfa5tmts5cwxqapq6u

Ecraft2Learn D3.3 - Open Educational Resources Description

Calkin Suero Montero, Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl
2017 Zenodo  
their projects through the unified user interface (UUI).  ...  The OERs will form part of the eCraft2Learn digital platform to provide adaptive assistance to the learner (based on the learners' novice/intermediate/advanced profile) while interacting with and developing  ...  This will also take into account the level of expertise of the student user, in order to facilitate personalised resources ranging from beginners how-to instructions to experts demo videos.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.999975 fatcat:bc2fwbydung45mmkgy7bbdoe7i

Designing for Democratization: Introducing Novices to Artificial Intelligence Via Maker Kits [article]

Victor Dibia, Aaron Cox, Justin Weisz
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We find that the project succeeds in attracting novice users (40% of users who forked the project are new to GitHub) and a variety of demographics are interested in prototyping use cases such as home automation  ...  In this work, we draw on theoretical underpinnings from the democratization of innovation, in exploring the design of maker kits that help introduce novice users to complex technologies.  ...  We thank Rachel Bellamy for her enthusiastic support of this project, and are grateful to Thomas Erickson and Shari Trewin for valuable feedback on this manuscript.  ... 
arXiv:1805.10723v3 fatcat:hv22njrbtbhmrgqxisyfdqpilq

Learning with Stitch Samplers: Exploring Stitch Samplers as Contextual Instructions for E-textile Tutorials

Lee Jones, Audrey Girouard
2022 Designing Interactive Systems Conference  
Figure 1: (left) A modern stitch sampler designed by Dropcloth Samplers used for learning embroidery techniques; (right) the e-textile sampler designed for this study for learning stitches and circuit  ...  Using both augmented tools and in-place tutorials means that novices do not need to look at other instructions, their focus can remain on the project they are making.  ...  Scafolds in the feld of Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) [42] are props and tools that help us think through problems [37, 40] and are helpful for novices in how they support and "scafold" their learning  ... 
doi:10.1145/3532106.3533488 fatcat:tditbpngyzajhdwddii2ixugey

Organising industrial knowledge dissemination on frontier technology

A. M. Brintrup, D. Ranasinghe
2008 European Journal of Engineering Education  
We then use principles of constructivist methodology to address the needs of frontier technology.  ...  In addition, RFID technology has found uses in a variety of other manufacturing-related applications in production automation and inventory management.  ...  work in the project.  ... 
doi:10.1080/03043790802253566 fatcat:mubb3x6ogvdxzf5rusvselyluu

Choosing novice friendly sensors

Kimmo Karvinen
2018 International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education  
which tool, code or sensor to use. 3) Coordination Barriers The user does not know how to make the selected tools, codes or sensors work together. 4) Use Barriers The user does not know how to use  ...  end users in order to participate in embedded system projects.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0020720918800821 fatcat:nynnkxclineibhgb2g3zqrn3de

Exploring DIY Practices of Complex Home Technologies

Corina Sas, Carman Neustaedter
2017 ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction  
In this paper, we report on interviews with 18 participants from two green communities who built and used an open source DIY energy monitor, with the aim to explore the end users DIY practices of making  ...  One way to support stronger end users' engagement with such complex technologies is by involving them in the design process and, with the advent of Arduino prototyping platform, even in their making.  ...  We are indebted to study participants, and the founders of the two open communities who enabled this work.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3057863 fatcat:xzzcpd44uzhgjnlkuda5uevtqu

O&O: A DIY toolkit for designing and rapid prototyping olfactory interfaces

Yuxuan Lei, Qi Lu, Yingqing Xu
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
To demonstrate its capability, we presented a) a demonstration overview, including b) an aromatic mask, c) a scentnotifcation watch, d) a scent-enhanced cofee cup-holder, e) an olfactory augmented VR headset  ...  We thank all the participants who joined in our workshop and solo DIY activities, as well as Shaoen Ma and Li Huang, who helped proofread the paper.  ...  Therefore, observing and analyzing their DIY process could help us understand how well O&O could facilitate novice users in covering the whole process of developing olfactory-related applications.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491102.3502033 fatcat:limrkzf5g5b3ra3jf7ldhtpk5m

Do-It-Yourself Empowerment as Experienced by Novice Makers with Disabilities

Janis Lena Meissner, John Vines, Janice McLaughlin, Thomas Nappey, Jekaterina Maksimova, Peter Wright
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - DIS '17  
These informed the design of DIY-Abilities, a series of workshops for people with disabilities in which participants could learn different maker technologies and complete their own maker project.  ...  We conducted a qualitative study that explored how people with disabilities experience the empowering potential of making.  ...  Please contact Newcastle Research Data Service at for access instructions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3064663.3064674 dblp:conf/ACMdis/MeissnerVMNMW17 fatcat:b2pnve6ajjhevm2qxj46mn6tmy

A do-it-yourself 3D-printed thoracic spine model for anesthesia resident simulation

Michelle Han, Alexandra A. Portnova, Matthew Lester, Martha Johnson, Matthew John Meyer
2020 PLoS ONE  
Ten expert anesthesiology attendings and fifteen novice anesthesiology residents practiced with the model and were subsequently surveyed to assess their attitudes towards its fidelity and usefulness as  ...  a teaching tool.  ...  Experts rated the fidelity of its specific features as satisfactory to good, and found its usefulness as a teaching tool to be very good. Novices found it to be a helpful learning tool.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0228665 pmid:32160198 fatcat:557dki3p7be4xg6gyh2ujdohhm

Demonstrating DIY Methods for Actuating Morphing Matter

Harshika Jain, Melinda Chen, Alisha Collins, Lining Yao, Sunniva Liu, Riya Bobde, Cindy Liu
2022 Creativity and Cognition  
Through open-source simulation tools, readily available materials, and easy-to-follow tutorials, morphing matter toolkits can empower users to express their creativity in new ways while learning science  ...  In this work, we explore morphing matter applications within the context of DIY craft, showcasing different actuation methods for morphing artifacts created using compact, inexpensive, and easily replicable  ...  Special thanks to Kexin Lu for developing the software design tool and Maggie Chen for preparing the tutorial material.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3527927.3535196 fatcat:nqego7s3fbdhljlmzrdu6oy4iy
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