Maria C. R. Harrington, Ph.D. About Research Publications Teaching Art

Publications

Dissertation:

Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2008).  Simulated Ecological Environments for Education (SEEE): A Tripartite Model Framework of HCI Design Parameters for Situational Learning in Virtual Environments. Dissertation Abstracts International. July 17, 2008. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Journal Articles:

J.4    Harrington, Maria C. R., Tatzgern, M. Langer T., Wenzel, J. W. (2019). Augmented Reality Brings the Real World into Natural History Dioramas with Data Visualizations and Bioacoustics at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Curator: The Museum Journal, 62(2), 177-193. First published in Wiley Online Library (April 19, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1111/cura.12308

J.3     Harrington, Maria C. R. (2012). The Virtual Trillium Trail and the Empirical Effects of Freedom and Fidelity on Discovery-based Learning. Virtual Reality, 16(2), 105-120. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10055-011-0189-7

J.2     Harrington, Maria C. R. (2011). Empirical Evidence of Priming, Transfer, Reinforcement, and Learning in the Real and Virtual Trillium Trails. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 4(2), 175-186. https://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TLT.2010.20

J.1     Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2009). An Ethnographic Comparison of Real and Virtual Reality Field Trips to Trillium Trail: The Salamander Find as a Salient Event. In Freier, N.G. & Kahn, P.H. (Eds.), Children, Youth and Environments: Special Issue on Children in Technological Environments, 19(1). https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.19.1.0074

Creative Works as Principal Investigator:

W.7   Harrington, Maria C. R., Bohlen, P., Beck, K., Bledsoe, Z., Jones, C., Miller, J., Pring, T., Elliott, J., Jarrett, R., Lindsay, A., and Guziejka, J. (2016-2018).  The Virtual UCF Arboretum Project (Version 1.0).Unreal Game engine level complete October 2018.  Available from STEAM.com. (Launch 2019).

W.6   Harrington, Maria C. R., Bohlen, P., Beck, K., Bledsoe, Z., Jones, C., Miller, J., Pring, T., Elliott, J., Jarrett, R., Lindsay, A., and Guziejka, J. (2016-2018).  The Virtual UCF Arboretum Project (Version 1.0).VR complete November 2018. Available from STEAM.com. (Launch 2019).

W.5   Harrington, Maria C. R., Bohlen, P., Beck, K., Bledsoe, Z., Jones, C., Miller, J., Pring, T., Elliott, J., Jarrett, R., Lindsay, A., and Guziejka, J. (2016- 2018). The Virtual UCF Arboretum Project Website (Version 1.0) Launched October 2018. Available from UCF:  https://arboretum.ucf.edu/virtual/

W.4   Harrington, Maria C. R., Bohlen, P., Beck, K., Bledsoe, Z., Jones, C., Miller, J., Pring, T., Elliott, J., Jarrett, R., Lindsay, A., and Guziejka, J. (2016- 2018). The Virtual UCF Arboretum Project Website (Version 1.0) Launched January 2019. Published on PBS LearningMedia

W.3   Harrington, Maria C. R., Wenzel, J. W., Tatzgern, M., Langer T., Oliver, M., Isaac, B., Guffey, A., Bledsoe, Z., Jones, C., Dinic, R., and Tiefengrabner, M. (2017-2018). The AR Perpetual Garden Apps. Published on Apple iTunes App Store (Version 1.2) Launched October 25, 2018. Available from

W.2   Harrington, Maria C. R., Wenzel, J. W., Tatzgern, M., Langer T., Oliver, M., Isaac, B., Guffey, A., Bledsoe, Z., Jones, C.  and Dinic, R. (2017-2018). The AR Perpetual Garden Apps. Published on Google Play Android Store (Version 6.6.6) Launched November 30, 2018. Available from

W.1Harrington, Maria C. R., Wenzel, J. W., Oliver, M., Isaac, B., Guffey, A., Bledsoe, Z. and Jones, C. (2015-2017). The Virtual Garden Timeline Website. (Launch 2017. https://virtualgarden.powdermill.org/ )

Conference Papers (Peer-Reviewed):

C.4 Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2019). Virtual Dioramas Inside and Outside Museums with the AR Perpetual Garden App. MW19: MW 2019. Boston, MA. Published February 14, 2019. Consulted March 13, 2019, April 2- 6.

C.3    Larson, S. and Harrington, Maria C. R. (2012). A Survey of ABET Accredited, Information Systems, Undergraduate Programs in the USA. In Proceedings of the Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON). New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1-4.

C.2    Harrington, Maria C. R. (2009). Meta-ontologies for Learning in Virtual and Augmented Realities. In Proceedings of the ACM-SIGCHI IDC09: The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children Workshop on Children and Mobile Technology: Interface Development for Mobile Touch Devices. Como, Italy, June 3-5.

C.1    Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2006). Situational Learning in Real and Virtual Space: Lessons Learned and Future Directions. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH 2006. Boston, MA, July 30-August 3.

Other Conference Proceedings:

c. 10 Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2019).A Virtual Nature Model: Experience Virtual Nature. Presented at the Otronicon Speaker Series, Orlando Science Center. Orlando, FL, January 18-21.

c. 9   Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2018).Successful Emergent Team Formation Methods and Process at UCF Digital Media, using Webcourses Discussion Feature and Ideation Techniques. Abstract and presentation presented at the2018 Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, January 31-Febuary 2.

c. 8   Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2018).Improving Psychophysical Well-being and Performance in Isolated, Confined, and Extreme Environments with Head Mounted Virtual Reality Photorealistic Simulations of Earth Based Natural Environments. Abstract and poster presented at the 2018 NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop  HRP RESEARCH: THE GATEWAY TO MARS, Galveston, TX, January 22-25.

c. 7   Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2018).The Virtual UCF Arboretum Project: An Educational Simulation of the Real UCF Arboretum using VR and Educational Website for STEM. Presented at the Otronicon Speaker Series, Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL, January 12-15.

c. 6   Harrington, Maria C. R. (2017).Ripples in a Pond: How Virtual Reality may be a Tool of Impact for the Humanities. Abstract and poster presented at HASTAC 2017, UCF, Orlando, Fl, November 3-4.

c. 5   Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2017).The Virtual UCF Arboretum Project: Work-in-progress Demonstration of a STEM Teaching Resource, the Website, and Virtual Reality Flowers and Plants. Presented to the Plants Beyond Limits Conference, University of Central Florida, Department of Biology, Orlando, FL. Nov10.

c.4    Harrington, Maria C. R. (2011). The Virtual Trillium Trail — An Educational Simulation of the North American Forests. Presented to the iED Summit: Immersive Education Initiative: Boston Summit 2011. Boston College, Boston, MA, May 13-15.

c.3    Harrington, Maria C. R. (2006). Trees of Life: Models of Children's Creative Processes. In Proceedings of the ACM DIS 2006. State College, PA. June 28.

c.2    Harrington, Maria C. R. (2005). Virtual Beechwood: Simulated Ecological Environments for Education. In Proceedings of the Conference on Spatial Information Theory 2005. Ellicottville, New York, September 14-18.

c.1    Harrington, Maria C. R. (2008). A Demonstration of Virtual Trillium Trail, a Simulation of a Fourth Grade Field Trip to a Wildflower Reserve for Ecology Education. Presented to the Open Learning Interplay Symposium 2008. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 10-13.


Co-Organized Conference / Workshops and Panels:

W.2   Harrington, Maria C. R. (2018). Virtual Nature Workshop. Game Development and Mixed Reality, MultiMediaTechnology Program of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria, May 14-18.

W.1   Portnoy F., Smith, L., Harrington, Maria C. R.., Kremer, K., Nichols, T., & Zammitto, V. (2011,). Facing the Human Factors Challenges in Game Design: A Discussion Panel. In Proceedings from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 55(1), 520-524. Las Vegas, Nevada, September 19-23. doi: 10.1177/1071181311551106

Conference Presentations:

cp.10   Harrington, Maria, C. R., Bledsoe, Z., Jones, C., Miller, J., and Pring, T. (2019). The Virtual UCF Arboretum Project Demonstration. Exhibition, Orlando Science Center; Orlando, FL, January 18-21.

cp.9  Harrington, Maria, C. R.(2017). The Virtual Trillium Trail Project. Presentation at Otronicon 2017, Orlando Science Center; Orlando, FL, Jan 13-16.

cp.8  Harrington, Maria C. R. (2012). Birds-of-a-feather — Video Game Development: Overview of the Torque 3D Educational Site License. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators, Millersville University, Millersville, PA, March 30-31.

cp.7  Harrington, Maria C. R., & Kovalchick, L. (2012). Birds-of-a-feather — Virtual SRU: How a Project Management Class used Google Earth and Google Sketch-up. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators. Millersville University, Millersville, PA, March 30-31.

cp.6  Harrington, Maria C. R. (2011). Virtual Environments, Immersive Learning Simulations, and Serious Games as New Instructional Technology for Information Systems Students. In Proceedings of Information Systems Educators Conference. Wilmington, NC, November 3-6.

cp.5  Hulick, F. and Harrington, Maria C. R. (2011). The Value of Internships in the Information Systems Curriculum: A Case Study. In Proceedings of Information Systems Educators Conference. Wilmington, NC, November 3-6.

cp.4  Harrington, Maria C. R. (2011). Social Networks, Use and Misuse by Businesses: What Information Systems Students Need to Know. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators. Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, April 8-9.

cp.3  Harrington, Maria C. R. (2011). Video Game Development, a Serious Educational Component of the Curriculum. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators. Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, April 8-9.

cp.2  Harrington, Maria C. R. (2009). The Virtual Trillium Trail: An Educationally Effective Simulation for Ecology Education. The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators 2009 Conference, Entriken, PA, March 19-21.

cp.1  Harrington, Maria C. R. (2008). A Demonstration of Virtual Trillium Trail, a Simulation of a Fourth Grade Field Trip to the Trillium Trail Wildflower Reserve. The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators 2008 Conference, Ligonier, PA, February 29-March 1.

Conference Workshop Papers:

w.1   Gennari, J., Harrington, M., Hughes, S., Manojlovich, M. & Spring, M. (2003). Preparatory Observations on Ubiquitous Knowledge Environments: The Cyberinfrastructure Information Ether. In Proceedings from NSF Post Digital Library Futures Workshop. Chatham, MA, June 15-17.

Art Shows:

A.3   “EXHIBITION: SVAD Faculty 2017” Presented two works of computer art, “The Virtual Trillium Trail,” UCF Art Gallery, University of Central Florida, Aug. 2017

A.2   “EXHIBITION: SVAD Faculty 2016” Presented two works of computer art, “The Virtual Trillium Trail,” UCF Art Gallery, University of Central Florida, Oct. 2016

A.1   “LOST AND FOUND,” Garfield Artworks Art & Performance Space, Presented six works of computer art, and a multimedia collage, Pittsburgh, PA. Oct. 2006

Invited Talks:

T. 15 “Virtual Nature in Augmented reality and Virtual reality for Informal Learning in Museums and Arboretums.” Presented to the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences. Pittsburgh, PA. Dec. 2018.

T.14 “Virtual Nature in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for Art and Scientific Research, Applied to Informal Learning in Museums and Arboretums for Broader Impact.” Biology Seminar, Presented to the College of Sciences, University of Central Florida. Orlando, FL. Nov. 2018.

T.13  “Virtual Nature: AR, VR & MR  Knowledge Artifacts for Museums, Botanical Gardens, and Arboretums,” Presented to the University of Central Florida, Faculty Panel on Digital Media for the Fall 2018 Introduction to Ph.D. Text and Technology Program. Orlando, FL. Nov. 2018.

T.12 “The Virtual Trillium Trail and Educational Simulations,” Presented to the University of Central Florida, Faculty Panel on Digital Media for the Fall 2017 Introduction to Text and Technology course. Orlando, FL. Nov. 2017.

T.11  “A New Paradigm for Virtual Reality & Simulations for Education, Learning & Creating: The Virtual Trillium Trail Project – Empirical Evidence on Design Factors in Simulated Ecological Environments for Education and Causal Impacts on Emotions, Learning, Priming, Transfer, and Reinforcement.,” Presented to the University of Central Florida, Institute for Simulation and Training, Modeling and Simulation Seminar; Orlando, FL, Nov. 2016.

T.10  “Art and Technology,” Presented to the University of Central Florida, SVAD Gallery Artist Talk, School of Visual Arts and Design; Orlando, FL, Nov. 2016.

T.9    “VR and STEM Education,” Presented to the I/ITSEC 2016 Modeling & Simulation Conference: K-12 STEM; Orlando, FL, Nov. 2016.

T.8    “Reality matters in virtual reality for learning sciences research: The Virtual Trillium Trail empirical data and future fMRI studies,” Presented to the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Pittsburgh, PA, April 2010.

T.7    “The Virtual Trillium Trail: The value of Freedom and Fidelity in the child-computer-environment interface,” Presented to the Carnegie Mellon Human-Computer Interaction Institute Seminar Series, Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, PA, September, 2008.

T.6    “Simulated ecological environments for education: Past and future realities,” Presented to the Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 2008.

T.5    “Tips and Tricks of Building Simulated Ecological Environments for Education: User Centered Design, Activity Analysis, Prototyping, and Techniques,” Presented to the Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center; Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 2008.

T.4    “The Virtual Trillium Trail: What if you could fly over your favorite park, and explore the ecosystem from any vantage point that you wished?” Presented to the Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Fox Chapel, PA, July. 2008.

T.3    “The Poetics of Games: Art, Poetry and Storytelling in Modern Game Design,” Presented to Art Institute of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA, Jan. 2008.

T.2    “Virtual Trillium Trail and Opportunities for Education in Metaverses and Virtual Environments.,” Presented to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Phipps Education Committee, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 2007.

T.1    “Generating High Fidelity, 3D Computer Graphic Models from Transects and Plot Population Data for Trillium Trail.” University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biological Sciences: E&E Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA. Oct. 2007.

Technical Reports:

T.2    Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2006, May). Simulated Ecological Environments for Education (SEEE): A tripartite model framework of HCI design parameters for situational learning in virtual environments. (Unpublished Dissertation Proposal. School of Information Sciences, Department of Information Sciences and Telecommunications, University of Pittsburgh). Pittsburgh, PA.

T.1    Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2005). Simulated Ecological Environments for Education (SEEE). (Unpublished State of the Art Literature Review Component of the Comprehensive Exam, School of Information Sciences, Department of Information Sciences and Telecommunications, University of Pittsburgh). Pittsburgh PA. “Generating High Fidelity, 3D Computer Graphic Models from Transects and Plot Population Data for Trillium Trail.” University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biological Sciences: E&E Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA. Oct. 2007

News and Media Coverage:

Notes: News articles (N), radio appearances (R), and social media blog posts (M) are not peer-reviewed publications but considered to be an effective way to disseminate research findings for broader societal impact.  

N. 9     Levere, Jane, L. (March, 12, 2019). “Meeting Old Masters, Rowing With Vikings – in Augmented Reality.” The New York Times, Arts.

N. 8  Daly, Jill. (December 26, 2018). “New Carnegie Museum app shows threat to wildflower diversity in the woods.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

N. 7  Davis, Kathleen, J. (December 19, 2018). “Augmented Reality App Shows How Deer Overpopulation Affects Western PA’s Forests.”  90.5 WESA (Pittsburgh, PA, NPR).

N. 6  Smith, Heather. (December 6, 2018). “UCF Partners with Carnegie Museum on Augmented Reality App That Brings Gardens to Life.” UCF Today.

N. 5  Martin, Kyle. (December 3, 2018). “The Virtual Arboretum Visits Coming Soon.” UCF COS NEWS

N. 4  Weisberg, Deborah. “Technology Comes to the Trillium Trail, One Woman’s Efforts Enhance both Education and the Environment.” Interviewed by the SHADY AVE, Spring 2015

N.3   “The Virtual Trillium Trail, Explore a virtual forest to learn more about the natural world,” Remake Learning.com 2012

N.2   INNOVATION & STARTUPS “Fox Chapel students hike the Trillium Trail virtually and in person,” POP City, Aug. 2012

N.1   “Alumni Trailblazer, Maria C. R. Harrington,” Interviewed by Pitt Magazine, Imagine, Spring 2012