Icon for: Michael Karlesky


Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Years in Grad School: 1
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Presentation Discussion
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    Joni Falk

    Faculty: Project PI
    May 21, 2012 | 11:32 p.m.

    Well I never would have thought I was interested in security systems, but your video really got me interested. As a person who can not deal with yet another password, I really appreciated your questioning the assumption that security comes at the expense of usability. Thanks for this interesting presentation!

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    Michael Karlesky

    Lead Presenter
    May 22, 2012 | 10:03 a.m.

    So glad to hear! With this project our loftiest of goals is to fundamentally change expectations of security interaction experiences. In fact, one of our inspirations was the relatively new field of Positive Psychology. Historically, Psychology has dealt with minimizing maladies. Positive Psychology’s goal is to maximize positive experiences (e.g. contentment, happiness, etc.). Similarly, rather than only minimize negative interactions associated with security interfaces, we’re exploring maximizing pleasurable experiences instead.

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    Claudia Farber

    Project Coordinator
    May 23, 2012 | 12:03 p.m.

    It is great to see the important area of usability engineering applied to the problems of user interface design in security systems. It is also interesting to see how game design is being applied to more and more real-world problems. Nice work!

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    Michael Karlesky

    Lead Presenter
    May 23, 2012 | 03:45 p.m.

    Thank you very much! We’re certainly hoping for game changing results. Ahem. Pardon the pun. Could not resist.

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    Pamela Allen

    Project Associate
    May 24, 2012 | 02:06 p.m.

    I like the pun, and the engaging presentation. I second Joni’s comment on interest in security systems. I’m impressed with the creativity of your idea, and wish you the best of luck with the future studies!

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