In this talk, Dr. Marcu will share two projects in which she has grappled with the issues of underserved areas in behavioral and mental health and how technology can play a role in and have a meaningful impact. Dr, Marcu explores how mobile and collaborative technologies can fill gaps in care coordination and provide supplemental interventions for behavioral and mental health.
In this talk, Dr. Lindtner examines how the ideals of the maker movement, to intervene in social and economic structures, served the technopolitical project of prototyping a “new” optimistic, assertive, and global China. Prototype Nation shows that by attending to the bodies and sites that nurture entrepreneurial life, technology can be extricated from the seemingly endless cycle of promise and violence.
In this talk, Dr. Chetty will present a set of case studies from her research lab that helps further the goal of a trustworthy Internet for all and demonstrate how important it is to study the privacy and security needs of those who do not fit the “average” user mold. In addition, Dr. Chetty will discuss possible solutions for helping users gain more trust in information on the Internet.
MS-HCI Program Recent Master’s Projects will be presented by Jordan Hill, Matt Golino, and Nandita Gupta. Richard L. Henneman, Director of the Master's Program in Human Computer Interaction will serve as moderator.
In this talk, Dr. Harrington presents concepts of community collectivism as a way to address challenges of health and racial equity, employ critical theory and frameworks, and better engage marginalized groups. Dr. Harrington also considers collectivism as a meaningful approach to speculating community and technology futures.
In this talk, Dr. Devendorf presents designing not-knowing as a practice through which to to try to probe, question, and understand what counts as design. Dr. Devendorf aims to inspire reflection, and offer a few tactics for unknowing.
In this talk, Dr. Heimerl presents ongoing attempts to leverage advances in wide area technology to recreate distributed access networks and help small organizations provide connectivity to their communities.
In this talk, Dr. Madej presents social media narratives created in 2019 by small teams of university students who were asked to engage in participatory story creation that used social media in all its affordances. The narratives were played out through social media from Instant Messaging to Tweets, from Facebook to LinkedIn, from YouTube to Snap Chat.
Laurence Olivier (LifeQ CEO) will discuss LifeQ's health information systems and the practical application of computational systems biology to provide biometrics and health solutions derived from wearable devices. Dr. Franco du Preez (Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of LifeQ) will discuss how content aggregation services exist for wearable and other information streams that track human behavior and physiology. LifeQ has developed standardization to ensure interoperable, high quality data points for downstream applications such as disease monitoring and management, or research.
In this talk, Dr. Motti will present the design, development, and evaluation of Wearable Life -- an assistive smartwatch application that empowers neurodiverse individuals to regulate emotions independently.
At the close of 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the report, Information Technology Innovation: Resurgence, Confluence, and Continuing Impact. As the chair of the report committee, in this talk I will give a high level overview of the report, and then describe how my experiences in the GVU Center and in the HCI community informed by contributions to the study.