Ephemerality and Context - Ethical Dilemmas in Online Research (06/17/17)

I recently attended REBWest 2017, a small regional conference focused on research ethics. I got the opportunity to sit on a panel with Peter Chow-White, and we talked about how social media research introduces new challenges for research ethics. This post is a primer on my talk, which was entitled “Ephemerality and Context: Ethical Dilemmas in Online Research.”

My Phone, My Notifications (06/16/17)

I recently came to the revelation that notifications on my phone used to be cool, but they’re not cool any more. Usually, a notification means that I need to do something. This means that someone else (by proxy via my phone) is controlling me. It occured to me that if I could more meaningfully control the notifications I was getting, I would feel more in control of myself and my time.

Watching 360 Video Together (06/14/17)

At the beginning of the summer of 2016, Omid Fakourfar and I were talking about streaming 360 video capture, and how this might revolutionize video chat. This is the first summer where 360 videos were really becoming popular on Facebook (via their web and mobile interfaces) and on YouTube. One of the funny things that Omid observed was that viewing these videos was kind of weird – while the experience was best obtained by swivelling around, it was really awkward to do this, and so we usually resort to panning around the interface manually anyway. Further, Omid pointed out that this was primarily a single-user experience – there was no really great way to watch these videos with other people. Boom. Study idea.

Shared Reflection for Personal Informatics (04/07/17)

The paper that Lisa Graham recently presented at GROUP 2016 was the culmination of her MSc work. I’m really proud of her work on that project, because it was a very difficult study to run, but she was nevertheless able to complete the study and analyze the data with an interesting set of results.

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FICTION - A Universe where Researchers are Tradeable Assets (03/05/17)

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Values in Technology Design (12/15/16)

Attending Conferences - Level 3 (06/17/16)

Attending Conferences - Level 2 (06/16/16)

Attending Conferences - Level 1 (06/15/16)

Attending Conferences - Level 0 (06/14/16)

HCI Conferences 101 (06/13/16)

The Frustrations and Benefits of Mobile Device Usage in the Home when Co-Present with Family Members (06/10/16)

A Study of Collaboration in Minecraft (04/13/16)

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Jekyll Up! (11/16/15)

Mechanics of Camera Work in Mobile Video Collaboration (03/05/15)

Applying Geocaching Principles to Site-Based Citizen Science and Eliciting Reactions via a Technology Probe (02/23/15)

Research Lessons from MasterChef (12/28/14)

A Structural Problem in the CHI Review Process (12/18/14)

PC Meetings - A Quiet Guy's Perspective (11/14/14)

Designing for Happiness (10/31/14)

PVA 2014 Workshop (06/23/14)

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