iSchool Directory

Alexis Hiniker

CV Assistant Professor
alexisr@uw.edu
Mary Gates Hall 015I

Courses

Education

  • Ph D, Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington, 2017
  • MA, Learning, Design and Technology, Stanford University, 2012
  • BA, Computer Science, Harvard University, 2005

Awards

  • Best paper nomination (top 3 papers [< 3%]) - IDC conference, 2017
  • Best paper nomination (top 7 papers) - ASSETS conference, 2017
  • Human Centered Design and Engineering Academic Excellence Award (top student) - University of Washington, 2017
  • Best paper honorable mention (top 5%) - CHI conference, 2016
  • Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Female Award - University of Washington, 2016
  • Special Recognition Award for exceptional reviewing - CHI conference, 2016
  • Children’s Technology Review Award for Excellence in Design - Children’s Technology Review, 2013
  • Parents’ Choice Gold Award for Best Mobile App - Parents’ Choice, 2013
  • University of Washington Student Research Award (one per department) - University of Washington, 2013
  • Women’s Net Amber Grant Award - Women’s Net, 2013
  • Duca Fund Master’s Project Grant - Stanford University, 2012
  • Shobe Prize for student entrepreneurs - Golden Key Academic Honor Society, University of Washington, 2012
  • School of Education Tuition Fellowship - Stanford University, 2011
  • Harvard Faculty Scholar - Harvard University, 2005
  • Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching - Harvard University, 2005
  • Nominee for the Derek C. Bok Award for excellence in teaching - Harvard University, 2005
  • Harvard Faculty Scholar - Harvard University, 2004
  • Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching - Harvard University, 2004
  • Nominee for the Derek C. Bok Award for excellence in teaching - Harvard University, 2004
  • Harvard Faculty Scholar - Harvard University, 2003
  • John Harvard Honorary Scholar - Harvard University, 2002

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Proceeding
    Co-Designing with Preschoolers Using Fictional Inquiry and Comicboarding (2017)
    Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Page 5767–5772 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Kiley Sobel, Bongshin Lee
  • Conference Proceeding
    It wasn’t really about the Pokémon: Parents’ Perspectives on a Location-Based Mobile Game (2017)
    Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Page 1483–1496 Authors: Kiley Sobel, Arpita Bhattacharya, Alexis Hiniker, Jin Ha Lee, Julie Kientz, Jason Yip
  • Conference Paper
    Plan & Play: Supporting Intentional Media Use in Early Childhood (2017)
    Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Page 85–95 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Bongshin Lee, Kiley Sobel, Eun Kyoung Choe
  • Ph.D. Thesis
    Supporting Intentional Media Use in Families (2017)
    Author: Alexis Hiniker
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Toward the operationalization of visual metaphor (2017)
    Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Volume 68, Issue 10, Page 2338–2349 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Sungsoo Ray Hong, Yea-Seul Kim, Nan-Chen Chen, Jevin West, Cecilia Aragon
  • Conference Paper
    Computing in early childhood (2016)
    Human Computer Interaction Consortium 2016: Connected Life Author: Alexis Hiniker
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Contributions of symbolic and non-symbolic number sense to mathematical ability in children with autism spectrum disorders (2016)
    Journal of Autism and Development Disorders, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 1268-1281 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, M. Rosenberg-Lee, V. Menon
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Distinctive Role of Symbolic Number Sense in Mediating the Mathematical Abilities of Children with Autism (2016)
    Journal of autism and developmental disorders, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 1268–1281 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Miriam Rosenberg-Lee, Vinod Menon
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Hidden symbols: How informal symbolism in digital interfaces disrupts usability for preschoolers (2016)
    International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 90, Page 53–67 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Kiley Sobel, Hyewon Suh, Julie Kientz, others
  • Conference Proceeding
    MyTime: Designing and Evaluating an Intervention for Smartphone Non-Use (2016)
    Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Page 4746–4757 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Sungsoo Ray Hong, Tadayoshi Kohno, Julie Kientz
  • Conference Proceeding
    Not at the dinner table: Parents’ and children’s perspectives on family technology rules (2016)
    Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing, Page 1376–1389 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Sarita Y Schoenebeck, Julie Kientz
  • Conference Proceeding
    Screen time tantrums: how families manage screen media experiences for toddlers and preschoolers (2016)
    Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Page 648–660 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Hyewon Suh, Sabina Cao, Julie Kientz
  • Conference Proceeding
    Why would you do that? Predicting the uses and gratifications behind smartphone-usage behaviors (2016)
    Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Page 634–645 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Shwetak N Patel, Tadayoshi Kohno, Julie Kientz
  • Conference Paper
    Fostering healthy media habits in families (2015)
    Doctoral consortium in Interaction Design and Children Author: Alexis Hiniker
  • Conference Paper
    Privileged role of symbolic number sense in mediating math abilities in children with autism (2015)
    2015 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR 2015) Author: Alexis Hiniker
  • Conference Proceeding
    Texting while parenting: How adults use mobile phones while caring for children at the playground (2015)
    Proceedings of the 33rd annual ACM conference on human factors in computing systems, Page 727–736 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Kiley Sobel, Hyewon Suh, Yi-Chen Sung, Charlotte Lee, Julie Kientz
  • Conference Proceeding
    Touchscreen prompts for preschoolers: designing developmentally appropriate techniques for teaching young children to perform gestures (2015)
    Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Page 109–118 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Kiley Sobel, Sungsoo Ray Hong, Hyewon Suh, Daniella Kim, Julie Kientz
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    UbiComp 2014 (2015)
    IEEE Pervasive Computing, Volume 14, Issue 1, Page 84–87 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Seungchul Lee, Mateusz Mikusz
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Ubicomp 2014 Report (2015)
    IEEE Pervasive Computing, Volume 15, Issue 1 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, S. Lee, M. Mikusz
  • Conference Proceeding
    @ BabySteps: design and evaluation of a system for using twitter for tracking children’s developmental milestones (2014)
    Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems, Page 2279–2288 Authors: Hyewon Suh, John R Porter, Alexis Hiniker, Julie Kientz
  • Conference Paper
    Workshopping Expressive Language Games for Children with Autism (2014)
    Supporting Children with Complex Communication Needs workshop at the 32nd annual ACM conference on human factors in computing systems Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Julie Kientz
  • Conference Proceeding
    Go go games: therapeutic video games for children with autism spectrum disorders (2013)
    Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Page 463–466 Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Joy Wong Daniels, Heidi Williamson
  • Blog post
    Go go games brings Gaming to ABA Therapy (2012)
    Autism Speaks Guest Blogger Author: Alexis Hiniker
  • Conference Paper
    Evaluating an iPad Game to Address Overselectivity in Preliterate AAC Users with Minimal Verbal Behavior
    Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers and Accessibility Authors: L. Boyd, K. Ringland, H. Faucett, Alexis Hiniker, K. Klein, K. Patel, G. Hayes
  • Conference Paper
    First Do No Harm: Technology-Induced Risks to Wellbeing
    Developing Skills for Wellbeing workshop at the 33rd annual ACM conference on human factors in computing systems Authors: Alexis Hiniker, Julie Kientz

Presentations

  • Early Childhood, Families, & Technology (2017)
    Infant and Early Childhood Conference - Tacoma, Washington
  • Research on Pokemon GO and Ingress at the University of Washington (2017)
    Invited talk at Niantic Labs for CEO and founder and senior management - US
  • Considerations for the connected family (2016)
    Human Computer Interaction Consortium 2016: Connected Life (HCIC ’16) - Watsonville, CA
  • Kindness and computer science (2016)
    Puget Sound Computer Science Teachers’ Association annual high school programming competition - WA
  • Technology and media in children’s development pre-conference workshop (2016)
    2016 annual meeting of the Society for Research in Children’s Development - Irvine, CA
  • Texting While Parenting: How Adults Use Mobile Phones when Caring for Children at the Playground (2014)
    Puget Sound World Usability Day - WA
  • Go Go Games: Therapeutic Video Games for Children with Autism (2013)
    Human Centered Design and Engineering Corporate Affiliates Day - WA