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reflecting on conversations

Of course the sessions are very interesting when people present such a diversity of topics but also talking to people during the breaks and dinner is very informative and a lot of fun. So as an extension of the DC, talking more about my research and hearing about others' work and how it may connect to mine is really fun. Because the context is the same, it is fairly easy to find some cross-over. I don't experience this with the HCI and CSCW research communities.


Best DC ever

The DC was great. I enjoyed seeing other students in different stages with vastly different approaches and goals to their research. But somehow because we share one domain, one context, all seemed applicable on at least one level to my research and some on several.


In Skovde, DC fun already started

Met all of the DC people today and had fun playing crazy golf in the cold and then rain. The great thing about social events is that the socializing usually surrounds great discussions about everyone's work.

But before I even arrived here, the thoroughness with which the reviewers gave feedback helped my dissertation tremendously. The reviews helped me think through some methodological issues that I've been wrestling with and in revising the DC paper, I rewrote some key sections that are better now.