Jaime Snyder received an Honorable Mention Award at DIS 2020 (Designing Interactive Systems) for her paper, “Visualizing Personal Rhythms: A Critical Visual Analysis of Mental Health in Flux.”
iSchool researchers were featured in a number of UW Daily articles last month:
- Megan Finn and Ryan Calo: “Giving up privacy in the name of public health.”
- Mx WE King: “‘I thought God would have the answer’: Mx WE King researches how queer Christians find love online.”
- Amy J. Ko: “An inclusive computer science education starts with a culture of affirmation.”
- Jevin West and Neil Abernethy: “The coronavirus ‘infodemic’: How social media is shaping our perception of COVID-19.”
Erin Beneteau wrote a blog about ways parents can leverage home assistants to support parenting/homeschooling titled, “Parenting with Alexa While the Family is at Home.” Her blog was shared on the Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center site.
Emma Spiro, Kate Starbird, and Jevin West were awarded a Population Health Initiative COVID-19 rapid response grant of $20,000 for their project, “Rumor Dynamics Online during the COVID-19 Crisis.”
Marika Cifor and Patricia Garcia (University of Michigan) gave an invited presentation of their paper, “Gendered by Design: A Duoethnographic Study of Personal Fitness Tracking Systems,” at fempower.tech’s virtual #CHIversity2020 series.
Rolf Hapel published an article in the German peer-reviewed library research journal Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis titled, “Library Education – Bracing for the Future?” The article examines how the changing landscape of globally and rapidly evolving information technologies, soon to accelerated by 5G, has compelled libraries to engage in change processes that are profoundly transforming library services, programs, organization, spatial layout, and the job content of library staff. These societal changes and the transformation in library practices raise the question whether these changes are duly reflected in library and information science education.
The iSchool was well-represented at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020). CHI 2020 was not held in person this year, but we would like to share a list of the papers that were accepted to the conference:
- Best Paper Honorable Mention: Wendy Roldan, Xin Gao, Allison Marie Hishikawa, Tiffany Ku, Ziyue Li, Echo Zhang, Jon E. Froehlich, Jason Yip: “Opportunities and Challenges in Involving Users in Project-Based HCI Education.”
- Justin Petelka, Lucy Van Kleunen, Liam Albright, Elizabeth L. Murnane, Stephen Voida, Jaime Snyder: “Being (In)Visible: Privacy, Transparency, and Disclosure in the Self-Management of Bipolar Disorder.”
- Alannah Oleson, Meron Solomon, Amy J. Ko: “Computing Students' Learning Difficulties in HCI Education.”
- Xuhai Xu, Haitian Shi, Xin Yi, WenJia Liu, Yukang Yan, Yuanchun Shi, Alex Mariakakis, Jennifer Mankoff, Anind K. Dey: “EarBuddy: Enabling On-Face Interaction via Wireless Earbuds.”
- Marika Cifor, Patricia Garcia: “Gendered by Design: A Duoethnographic Study of Personal Fitness Tracking Systems.”
- Nick Logler, Caroline Pitt, Xin Gao, Allison Marie Hishikawa, Jason Yip, Batya Friedman: “’I Feel Like This is a Bad Thing’: Investigating Disassembly in Action for Novices.”
- Yoojung Kim, Arpita Bhattacharya, Julie A. Kientz, Jin Ha Lee: “It Should Be a Game for Fun, ‘Not Exercise’: Tensions in Designing Health-Related Features for Pokémon GO.”
- Erin Beneteau, Ashley Boone, Yuxing Wu, Julie A. Kientz, Jason Yip, Alexis Hiniker: “Parenting with Alexa: Exploring the Introduction of Smart Speakers on Family Dynamics.”
- Amanda Swearngin, Chenglong Wang, Alannah Oleson, James Fogarty, Amy J. Ko: “Scout: Rapid Exploration of Interface Layout Alternatives through High-Level Design Constraints.”
- Camille Cobb, Lucy Simko, Tadayoshi Kohno, Alexis Hiniker: “User Experiences with Online Status Indicators.”
- Erin Beneteau: “Who Are You Asking? Qualitative Methods for Involving AAC Users as Primary Research Participants.”