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David McDonald

CV Adjunct Professor
dwmc@uw.edu
Phone: 206-685-2945 | Fax: 206-543-8858

Specialization

  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Large Scale Information Systems

Biography

Dr. David W. McDonald is Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) in the College of Engineering at University of Washington. Dr. McDonald's research focuses on the design and implementation of systems that support large-scale collaboration. He has published research on ubiquitous sensing for behavior change, collaboration in distributed contributor systems, collaborative authoring, recommendation systems, and public use of large screen displays. His research interests span Social Computing, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Dr. McDonald earned his Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. At UC Irvine he was part of the Computing, Organizations, Policy and Society (CORPS) group. He worked at FX Palo Alto Laboratory in the Personal and Mobile technology group and at AT&T Labs in the Human Computer Interaction group. Dr. McDonald was a faculty in the UW iSchool from 2002 to 2014. Dr. McDonald served as a Program Officer for the Human Centered Computing (HCC), Network Science and Engineering (NetSE), and Social Computational Systems (SoCS) programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Education

  • Ph D, University of California, Irvine, 2000
  • MS, University of California, Irvine, 1995
  • MS, California State University, Hayward, 1992
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1988

Memberships

  • Association for Computing Machinery

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Design and Usability of Interactive User Profiles for Online Health Communities (2016)
    ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Volume 23, Issue 3 Authors: Andrea L Hartzler, Bridget Weis, Carly Cahill, Wanda Pratt, Albert Park, Uba Backonja, David W McDonald
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Leveraging cues from person-generated health data for peer matching in online communities (2016)
    Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) Authors: Andrea L Hartzler, Megan Taylor, Albert Park, Troy Griffiths, Uba Backonja, David W McDonald, Sam Wahbeh, Cory Brown, Wanda Pratt
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Automatically Detecting Failures in Natural Language Processing Tools for Online Community Text (2015)
    Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Authors: A Park, A Hartzler, J Huh, David W McDonald, Wanda Pratt
  • Conference Paper
    Homophily of Vocabulary Usage: Beneficial Effects of Vocabulary Similarity in Online Health Communities Participation (2015)
    Proceedings of the 2015 AMIA Annual Symposium Authors: Albert Park, Andrea Hartzler, Jina Huh, David W McDonald, Wanda Pratt
  • Conference Paper
    Editing Beyond Articles: Diversity & Dynamics of Teamwork in Open Collaborations (2014)
    Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Authors: J T Morgan, M Gilbert, David W McDonald, M Zachry
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Learning To Detect Vandalism in Social Content Systems: A Study On Wikipedia Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia (2013)
    Studies in Mining Social Networks and Security Informatics Authors: S Javanmardi, David W McDonald, R Caruana, S Forouzan, C V Lopes
  • Conference Paper
    Managing complexity: strategies for group awareness and coordinated action in Wikipedia (2013)
    Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (WikiSym ‘13) Authors: M Gilbert, J T Morgan, David W McDonald, M Zachry
  • Conference Paper
    Perception Differences between the Depressed and Non-Depressed Users in Twitter (2013)
    Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-2013) Authors: M Park, David W McDonald, M Cha
  • Conference Paper
    Project talk: coordination work and group membership in WikiProjects (2013)
    Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (WikiSym ‘13) Authors: J T Morgan, M Gilbert, David W McDonald, M Zachry
  • Conference Extended Abstract
    Automatic Profiling of Users’ Health Interests from Online Communities (2012)
    Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare Authors: A Park, A Hartzler, J Huh, David W McDonald, Wanda Pratt
  • Conference Paper
    Building for Social Translucence: A Domain Analysis and Prototype System (2012)
    Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW’12) Authors: David W McDonald, S. Gokham, M. Zachry
  • Conference Poster
    Extracting Everyday Health Interests from Online Communities (2012)
    Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Authors: A Park, A Hartzler, J Huh, David W McDonald, Wanda Pratt
  • Conference Poster
    Mentor matching in peer health communities (2012)
    Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Authors: A Hartzler, David W McDonald, A Park, J Huh, Wanda Pratt
  • Conference Paper
    Tagging Wikipedia: Collaboratively Creating a Category System (2012)
    Proceedings of the 17th ACM international conference on Supporting group work, Page 219-228, ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-4503-1486-2 Authors: Katherine Thornton, David W McDonald
  • Conference Poster
    Toward Automatic Weaving of Medical Advice with Patient Experiences Using Text Classification (2012)
    Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Authors: J Huh, M Yetisgen-Yildiz, A Hartzler, David W McDonald, A Park, Wanda Pratt
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Barriers to Physical Activity: A Study of Self-revelation in an Online Community (2011)
    Journal of Medical Systems (JOMS), Volume 35, Issue 5, Page 1225-1242 Authors: T. Toscos, S. Consolvo, David W McDonald
  • Conference Paper
    Collaborative Sensemaking during Admin Permission Granting in Wikipedia (2011)
    Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII'11) Authors: K. Derthick, P. Tsao, T. Kriplean, Alan Borning, M. Zachry, David W McDonald
  • Conference Paper
    Finding Patterns in Behavioral Observations by Automatically Labeling Forms of Wikiwork in Barnstars (2011)
    Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym'11) Authors: David W McDonald, S. Javanmardi, M. Zachry
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Multi-Label Classification of Short Text: A Study on Wikipedia Barnstars (2011)
    “Analyzing Microtext” Workshop at the Twenty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-11) Authors: H. Sajnani, S. Javanmardi, David W McDonald, C. Lopes
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Task Dependency and the Organization of the Crowd. In “Crowdsourcing and Human Computation: Systems, Studies and Platforms (2011)
    Workshop at the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’11) Author: David W McDonald
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The Organization of Home Media (2011)
    ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Volume 18, Issue 2 Authors: R. Sease, David W McDonald
  • Conference Paper
    Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia: A High-Performing, Feature–Rich Model and its Reduction Through Lasso (2011)
    Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym'11) Authors: S. Javanmardi, David W McDonald, C. Lopes
  • Conference Paper
    Bringing the Field into Focus: User-centered Design of a Patient Expertise Locator (2010)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '10) Authors: A. Civan-Hartzler, David W McDonald, C. Powell, M. M. Skeels, M. Mukai, Wanda Pratt
  • Conference Paper
    Is it normal to be this sore?: Using an Online Forum to Investigate Barriers to Physical Activity (2010)
    Proceedings of ACM International Health Informatics Symposium Authors: T. S. Toscos, S. Consolvo, David W McDonald,
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Self-Presentation: Structured and semi-structured user profiles. (2010)
    Presented at the "Models, theories and methods of study online behavior" Workshop as the ACM 2010 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'10) Authors: L Le, I Beschastnikh, David W McDonald
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Designing Mediating Spaces Between Citizens and Government (2009)
    Workshop on "Socially Mediating Technologies: Developing the Research Agenda" at the ACM 2009 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'09) Authors: Travis Kriplean, Ivan Beschastnikh, Alan Borning, David W McDonald, Mark Zachry
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    Designing for Behavior Change in Everyday Life (2009)
    IEEE Computer Authors: S. Consolvo, David W McDonald, J A Landay
  • Conference Paper
    Goal-Setting Considerations for Persuasive Technologies that Encourage Physical Activity (2009)
    Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Persuasive Technology (Persuasive '09) Authors: P Klasnja, S. Colsolvo, David W McDonald, J A Landay
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Incorporating Collaboratory Concepts into Informatics in Support of Translational Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (2009)
    International Journal of Medical Informatics, Volume 78, Page 21-Oct Authors: S. Lee, David W McDonald, N Anderson, P Tarczy-Hornoch
  • Conference Paper
    Learning How: The Search for Craft Knowledge on the Internet (2009)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09) Authors: C. Torrey, E Churchill, David W McDonald
  • Conference Paper
    Locating Patient Expertise in Everyday Life (2009)
    Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, Page 291-300 Authors: A Civian, K T Unruh, David W McDonald, Wanda Pratt
  • Conference Paper
    Musical Fingerprints: Collaboration around Home Media Collections. (2009)
    Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP), Page 331-340 Authors: R Sease, David W McDonald
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Promoting Quality in Wikipedia through Enculturation (2009)
    GROUP '09: Extended Abstracts of the 2009 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work Authors: Ivan Beschastnikh, Travis Kriplean, David W McDonald, Mark Zachry, Alan Borning
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    System Design for Social Translucence in Socially Mediating Technologies (2009)
    Extended Abstracts of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Authors: David W McDonald, Ivan Beschastnikh, Travis Kriplean, Alan Borning, Mark Zachry
  • Conference Paper
    Theory-Driven Design Strategies for Technologies that Support Behavior Change in Everyday Life (2009)
    Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'09) Authors: S. Consolvo, David W McDonald, J A Landay
  • Conference Paper
    Using Mobile & Personal Sensing Technologies to Support Health Behavior Change in Everyday Life: Lessons Learned (2009)
    Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Fall Symposium, Page 338-342 Authors: P Klasnja, S Consolvo, David W McDonald, J A Landay, Wanda Pratt
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    Activity Recognition for the Digital Home (2008)
    IEEE Computer Authors: J. Yang, B N Schilit, David W McDonald
  • Conference Paper
    Activity Sensing in the Wild: A field trial of UbiFit Garden. (2008)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '08), Page 1797-1806 Authors: A LaMarca, R Libby, I Smith, J A Landay, T Toscos, P Klasnja, S. Consolvo, David W McDonald, M Y Chen, J Froehlich, B Harrison, L LeGrand
  • Conference Paper
    Articulations of Wikiwork: Uncovering Valued Work in Wikipedia through Barnstars (2008)
    Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW'08) Authors: Travis Kriplean, Ivan Beschastnikh, David W McDonald
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Collaborating Around Growing Media Collections in the Home (2008)
    CSCW 2008 Extended Abstracts Authors: R Sease, David W McDonald
  • Conference Paper
    Flowers or a Robot Army? Encouraging Awareness & Activity with Personal Mobile Displays (2008)
    Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing Authors: K Mosher, S. Consolvo, P Klasnja, David W McDonald, D Avrahami, J Froehlich, L LeGrand, R Libby, J A Landay
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    HCI Remixed: Essays on Works that have Influenced the HCI Community (2008)
    , ISBN/ISSN: 262050889 Authors: Thomas Erickson, David W McDonald
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Let's Shack Up: Getting Serious about GIM (2008)
    HCI Remixed: Essays on Works that have Influenced the HCI Community Author: David W McDonald
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Proactive Displays to Support Awareness in Fluid Social Environments (2008)
    ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Volume 14, Issue 4, Page 16:1-16:31 Authors: David W McDonald, Joseph F McCarthy, S Soroczak, David Nguyen, Al M Rashid
  • Conference Extended Abstract
    Problem Solving Probes: A Method for Discovering Conceptual Disconnects with Digital Living Technologies (2008)
    Workshop on "Designing for Families" at the ACM 2008 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW'08) Authors: K A Smith, N Karlova, David W McDonald
  • Conference Paper
    Relating Documents via User Activity: The Missing Link. (2008)
    Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Page 389-392 Authors: E. Pedersen, David W McDonald
  • Conference Paper
    Wikipedian Self-Governance in Action: Motivating the Policy Lens (2008)
    Proceedings of International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media Authors: Ivan Beschastnikh, Travis Kriplean, David W McDonald
  • Conference Paper
    Community, Consensus, Coercion, Control: CS*W or How Policy Mediates Mass Participation. (2007)
    Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, Page 167-176 Authors: T Kriplean, I Beschastnikh, David W McDonald, S Golder
  • Conference Paper
    How-To Pages: Informal Systems of Expertise Sharing (2007)
    Proceedings of the Tenth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Page 391-410 Authors: C. Torrey, David W McDonald, B N Schilit, S Bly
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    How-To Web Pages (2007)
    IEEE Computer Authors: C. Torrey, David W McDonald
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Social Computing: A Research Topic in Search of Disciplinarity (2007)
    Workshop on Research Directions for Social Computing at the ACM 2007 International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP'07) Author: David W McDonald
  • Conference Paper
    Visual Conversation Styles in Web Communities (2007)
    Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Author: David W McDonald
  • Conference Extended Abstract
    Broken Expectations in the Digital Home (2006)
    Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'06) Extended Abstracts Authors: S. Bly, B N Schilit, David W McDonald, B Rosario, Y Saint-Hilaire
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Collaborating Over Project Schedules (2006)
    CSCW 2006 Extended Abstracts Authors: S Soroczak, David W McDonald
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Exploring the social realities of online communities through the lens of a Human Information Behavior framework (2006)
    The 2nd annual Social Informatics ASIST preconference research symposium Interrogating Information Realities of Information and Communication systems. The 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Authors: Peyina Lin, David W McDonald
  • Conference Extended Abstract
    IT@Home: Unraveling Complexities of Networked Devices in the Home (2006)
    Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'06) Extended Abstracts, Page 1711-1713 Authors: David W McDonald, B N Schilit, S Bly
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Participatory Design of a Collaborative Clinical Trial Protocol Writing System (2006)
    International Journal of Medical Informatics, Volume 76, Issue 1, Page 245-251 Authors: Chunhua Weng, David W McDonald, D Sparks, J McCoy, John H Gennari
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Asynchronous communication among clinical researchers: A study for systems design (2005)
    International Journal of Medical Informatics, Volume 74, Issue 10, Page 797-807 Authors: John H Gennari, Chunhua Weng, J Bendetti, David W McDonald
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Radical Appropriation: The Configurations of Wireless Networking in a Community Group (2005)
    eCSCW 2005 Extended Abstracts Author: David W McDonald
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Social Matching: A Framework and Research Agenda (2005)
    ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Volume 12, Issue 3, Page 401-434 Authors: Loren Terveen, David W McDonald
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Technology, Work, and Information Flows: Lessons from the implementation of a wireless alert pager system (2005)
    Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Volume 38, Issue 3, Page 229-238 Authors: Madhu C Reddy, David W McDonald, Wanda Pratt, Michael M Shabot
  • Conference Paper
    F#%@ That Noise: SoundCloud As (A-)Social Media?
    Proceedings of ASIS&T 2017 Annual Meeting Authors: Chris Hubbles, David W McDonald, Jin Ha Lee

Presentations

  • Brainstorming design for health: helping patients utilize patient-generated information on the web (2012)
    ACM Conference on Computer-Supportive Cooperative Work - Seattle, WA
  • Pervasive and Social Computing: Where are We Heading? (2011)
    IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom 2011) - Seattle, WA
  • Wiki Architectures as Social Translucence Enablers (2011)
    7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym'11) - Mountain View, CA
  • "Emerging Issues in Social Computing" closing panel (2009)
    ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) - Sanibel Island, FL
  • An Issue of Scale: Moving toward a Paradigm of Mass Participation Computing (2009)
    Symposium, SIG USE - Special Interest Group on Information Needs, Seeking, and Use (ASIS&T) - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Evolving Community and the Future of Online Community Research (2009)
    PARC - Palo Alto Research Center - Palo Alto, CA
  • Problem Solving Probes: Uncovering Conceptual Disconnects with Networked Ensembles (2009)
    University of Washington CSE & Microsoft Research Summer Institute - Seattle, WA
  • The legacy and future of 'community' in NSF; or what have I gotten myself into? (2009)
    Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T), Association for Computing Machinery - University Park, PA
  • "iSchools and Undergraduate Education" panel (2008)
    Annual Conference, iSchools Caucus - Los Angeles, CA
  • <something> 2.0: Critical Aspects of Online Social Networking Systems (2008)
    Charity 2.0: Quarterly Workshop, Northwest Development Officer's Association - Seattle, WA
  • Appropriation and Creativity in Online Communities (2008)
    Workshop on Creativity Online, Yahoo Research - Sunnyvale, CA
  • Consensus Large and Small: A Complementary Study of Wikipedia Social Practice (2008)
    Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
  • Community, Consensus, Coercion, Control: The Importance of CS*W in Wikipedia (2007)
    University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA
  • Critical Issues in Online Community (2007)
    Online Social Networks - Can they help change the world?, ONE/Northwest - Seattle, WA
  • Broken Expectations in the Digital Home (2006)
    ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) - Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Collaborating on Collaboration: How can we Leverage iSchool Multidisciplinarity to Improve the Study and Design of Communication and Collaboration Technologies (2006)
    Annual Conference, iSchools Caucus - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Innovation and Collaboration (2006)
    Systems Administration Research Team, Intel, Inc. - Hillsboro, OR
  • Visual Conversational Styles in Online Communities (2006)
    University of Washington Design Use Build (DUB) Group - Seattle, WA
  • Visual Conversational Styles in Online Communities (2006)
    Google Tech Talk - Mountain View, CA
  • Community Through Pictures (2005)
    Social Computing Symposium, Microsoft, Inc. - Redmond, WA
  • Visual Interaction to Support Online Community (2005)
    Annual Conference, ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) - Sanibel Island, FL