DiSalvo, C., Light, A., Hirsch, T., Le Dantec, C.A., Goodman, E. and Hill, K. 2010. HCI, communities and politics. In Proc CHI EA ’10: 3151-3154.
Opinion Space will harness the power of connection technologies to provide a unique forum for international dialogue. This is…an opportunity to extend our engagement beyond the halls of government directly to the people of the world.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 2010
Opinion Space is an online platform designed to promote more nuanced dialogue and surface insightful ideas. It asks participants to vote on a series of questions, then asks them to contribute a comment.
Instead of representing comments in a long list, it places them as dots within a three-dimensional space. The location of the dots is derived from participants’ votes using collaborative filtering and multidimensional visualization techniques. The resulting “map” highlights overall patterns and insightful individuals that might otherwise get lost in the crowd.
A version of Opinion Space is now in use at the US State Department as part of their public diplomacy initiative.
I was Opinion Space’s original interaction designer from 2009 to 2010, working on both the initial Berkeley prototype and then the version deployed for the US State Department.
Press about Opinion Space
- US Department of State Blog (Dipnote): http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/site/entry/opinionspace_global_digital_conversation
- US. Department of State Announcement: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/03/138326.htm
- Harvard Journalism Lab: http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/03/global-opinions-visualized-the-state-departments-opinion-space/#more-13891
- Tech President Blog: http://techpresident.com/blog-entry/state-departments-brand-new-opinion-driven-global-data-visualization-thingy
- CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6307886n&tag=api
- UK Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/mar/18/opinion-space-state-department
- Government Technology Times: http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/750825
- Bay Citizen: http://www.baycitizen.org/columns/brainstorm/civility-algorithm/
- ICT4Peace: http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/opinion-space-a-compelling-new-initiative-from-us-state-department/
- Wired News: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/04/new-tool-shows/
- SF Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/techchron/detail?blogid=19&entry_id=38849
- Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com/1586879/us-state-department-cozies-up-to-social-media-and-infographics
- Network World: http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/59390
Keynote, Electronic Resources and Libraries conference. 2009.
Presentation, LIFT Marseilles, 2009
Goodman, E. 2009. Three Environmental Discourses in HCI. In Proc. CHI EA ’09: 2535-2544.
Churchill, E., Goodman, E., and O’Sullivan, J. 2008. MapChat: conversing in place. In CHI ’08 EA: 3165-3170.
Churchill, E. and Goodman, E. 2008. (In)visible partners: people, algorithms, and business models in online dating. In Proc. Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference ’08. Wiley-Blackwell.
Goodman, E. and Churchill, E. 2007. After the Match: Mobility and First Dates. In Proc. DUX ’07. Article 23.
I was the lead user experience researcher for Intel’s Mobile Clinical Assistant, the first tablet designed and engineered specifically for clinical use. The MCA won an IDSA/Businessweek IDEA award in 2007. Versions of the MCA are manufactured by Motion, Philips, Panasonic, Advantech, and others.
What Intel has to say about the MCA
Goodman, E. 2007. Destination Services: Tourist Media and Networked Places. UCB I School Report 2007-004, UC Berkeley.
Chang, M. and Goodman, E. 2006. Asphalt Games: Enacting Place Through Locative Media. Leonardo Electronic Arts Almanac: Locative Media, MIT Press.