Sunday, July 22, 2007

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Puerto Rico Eco Tour

My girlfriend and I arrived in Puerto Rico a few days before MobiSys 2007 started. One of the things we did was go on an "EcoTour" in the middle of Puerto Rico--somewhere south of the Arecibo Observatory. It was absolutely fantastic. The tour included hiking through rain forest, spelunking in a cavern, hiking/swimming along a river, vine swinging across water, repelling down a cliff and zip lining. We were also fed an authentic Puerto Rican home cooked meal for lunch. What really topped it off, however, was our two guides Jaime and Jorge--they were incredibly fun, informative, and helpful. The tour company is called Acampa Nature Adventure Tours and the tour we went on: Organic Tanama River and Cave Adventure.

Here's a video I threw together of our adventure:

Friday, July 06, 2007

MyExperience Poster for NPUC

I've been meaning to make a MyExperience poster for a while now; NPUC 2007 was a good forcing function.

From my publications page:
Froehlich, J., Chen, M., Consolvo, S., Harrison, B., & Landay, J. (2007) "Sensors and Surveys: Collecting Qualitative and Quantitative Data on Human Attitudes, Behaviors, and Activities via Mobile Phones" New Paradigms in Using Computers (NPUC), The Healthcare Interface, July 9th, 2007 IBM Almaden, California
[extended abstract pdf (0.23 MB)]
[poster ppt (4.32 MB)]
[poster pdf (11.6 MB)]