Expanding Our User Base

Yesterday, we distributed 100 smartphones to Antonella di Angeli’s HCI class. And we were still short of approximately 5 phones. As you can imagine, it was a bit of a hectic scene, although we did split the class in two to make distribution easier.

This morning, I arrived to over 200 new messages in my inbox. That’s just our system automatically generating two different messages to all of the new users. Still it was a bit of a shock this morning to see my inbox overflowing like that.

One of the tasks these students will have is to select one friend from outside of the Computer Science department and nominate them for a smartphone so that they can work together on design problems. So that will be another 100 students to add to the trial.…