Jacob O. Wobbrock and his (now graduated) 2017 undergraduate Capstone team of Anya Hsu (INFO), Marijn Burger (UW Bothell CS), and Michael Magee (INFO) won the Douglas Engelbart Award for Best Paper at ACM Hypertext & Social Media 2019 (HT’19). The paper titled, “Isolating the Effects of Web Page Visual Appearance on the Perceived Credibility of Online News among College Students”, was selected out of 102 submissions, of which 30 were accepted for the conference (29%). The conference took place in in Hof, Germany.
Rolf Hapel was a keynote speaker at “The Future of Libraries” event held at Toronto Public Libraries. He also conducted consultations with library leadership. Toronto Public Libraries is the largest public library system in Canada. Eric Klinenberg, author of “Palaces for the People”, the acclaimed book on the importance of social infrastructure and libraries also participated in the event.
Jochen Scholl presented the paper titled, "Overwhelmed by Brute Force of Nature: First Response Management in the Wake of a Catastrophic Incident” at the 18th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, EGOV 2019, in San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy. The paper has been included in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. He also participated as senior faculty and mentor at the day-long Doctoral Colloquium held prior to the conference.
Stacey Wedlake, along with David Keyes and Karah Lothian, presented the paper titled, “Digital Skill Sets for Diverse Users: A Comparison Framework for Curriculum and Competencies”, at TPRC47: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy. The paper identifies and compares digital skills and competencies recommended by fifteen popular frameworks and curricula. The conference took place in Washington D.C.
Annie Searle & Associates LLC published the fifth volume in the Reflections on Risk series (via its imprint, Tautegory Press). There are 19 authors of 24 research notes. The following former UW students contributed as research note authors, many of whom studied in the Information School:
- Catherine Bahn (MSIM)
- Elizabeth Crooks (MSIM)
- Blake Franzen (Informatics)
- Alexander N. George (MSIM)
- Lukas Guericke (Informatics minor)
- Beth Hutchens (LLM, School of Law)
- Phoebe Keleman (MSIM)
- Bruno Langevin
- Jeff Leonard (MSIM)
- Miranda Lin (Informatics)
- Kyle McNulty (Informatics)
- Nicolas Montgomery (Informatics)
- Malory Rose (Informatics)
- Mikhail Savvateev (Informatics)
- Kate Schenot (MS, HCDE)
- Lee Segal (Informatics)
- Zhuo Shan (Informatics)
- Kyle Simpson (Informatics)
- Emily Ye (Informatics)
Bree Norlander will present the October 1stFirst Tuesdays webinar titled, “What data does your community need the most?” In the webinar, Bree will discuss what public libraries in Washington State are doing to get community-centered data online and provide an overview on the latest research into local data needs. The webinar is a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State, which takes place Tuesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am. The webinar is free and registration is available here.