Batya Friedman, Ryan Calo, and Tadayoshi Kohno with Nick Logler received a $300K gift from the Omidyar Network to the UW Tech Policy Lab to support a new initiative on food resilience in the time of Covid-19 as well as general UW Tech Policy Lab activities. Stephanie Ballard, Elias Greendorfer, and Nick Logler will be working on this initiative this summer with Batya Friedman and Dave Hendry.
Alexis Hiniker, Jason Yip, Julie A. Kientz, and Sean Munson were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID grant totaling $124,548 for their project titled, “Education, Work, and Life during COVID-19: Supporting Families at Home with Technology.” $41,635 will go toward iSchool PhD support.
Travis Windleharth, Marc Schmalz, Sarah Peterson (MLIS alum), and Jin Ha Lee had a paper accepted to AMCIS 2020 (Americas Conference on Information Systems). The title of their paper is “Identity, Safety, and Information Management within Communities of Practice in Location-based Augmented Reality Games: A Case Study of Ingress.”
Sandy Littletree shared her journey to becoming a lecturer at the iSchool in a recent interview with the American Indian Graduate Center.
Saba Kawas along with Jordan Sherry-Wagner, Nicole S. Kuhn, Sarah K. Chase, Brittany Bentley, Joshua Lawler, and Katie Davis received a best paper nomination for their CSEDU 2020 (Computer Supported Education) paper titled, "NatureCollections: Can A Mobile Application Trigger Children’s Interest In Nature?" In the paper, they evaluated an interest-centered design framework used to design and build the NatureCollections App with four sixth grade classrooms in an observation field study.
Michelle H. Martin wrote a blog earlier this week as part of the #31DayIBPOC initiative titled, “Many Ways of Giving.” This initiative is a month-long project to feature narratives by teachers who are Indigenous, Black and People of Color (many of whom are children’s lit folks) writing about their challenges.
Saba Kawas also had two research papers and a demo paper accepted to IDC 2020 (Interaction Design and Children), an annual conference that promotes research concentrating on the design, development, and use of interactive technologies for children:
- "Otter this World: Can a Mobile Application Promote Children’s Connectedness to Nature?” The paper was co-authored with Nicole Kuhn, Mina Tari, Alexis Hiniker, and Katie Davis.
- “Another Decade of IDC Research: Examining and Reflecting on Values and Ethics.” The paper was co-authored with Ye Yuan, Akeiylah DeWitt, Qiao Jin, Susanne Kirchner, Abigail Bilger, Ethan Grantham, Julie A Kientz, Andrea Tartaro, and Svetlana Yarosh.
- “Interaction Design & Children Designer's Toolkit.” The paper was co-authored with Tiffany Wong, Meghna Nayak, XueYan (Sue) Chen, and Julie A. Kientz.