First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
I’m (very likely) leaving Academia and there are a couple of ideas I wished I could have implemented. But I couldn’t. Time, situation, skills, take your pick. Still, it’s a shame, given that I think I straddle the line between psychology and technology very well, seeing both sides and able to communicate with both. And see the potential when these sides are combined … well. Which might be something I should keep in mind when I decide what to do next. Still no idea.
Anyway, I had a couple of ideas regarding an behavior observation tool, but — given that I cannot implement it (yet/now/at all?) — I wrote an article about it. And it just got published in the “International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies”, an open access journal (you just need to register for free). The article is titled: “The Potential of Computer-Assisted Direct Observation Apps” and you find it on their website.
Yeah, science, and yeah me. 🙂