Welcome to the Scientific Collaboration and Creativity Lab! We are a group of researchers at the University of Washington led by Dr. Cecilia R. Aragon. Our research interests include:

  • Visual analytics
  • Emotion in text communication
  • Data science and big data
  • Games for good (collaborative educational games)
  • Scientific collaborations
  • Collaborative creativity
  • Usability and sustainability

SCCL members build visualizations, games, and other software, and study how people use technology to work, play, and create. We are based in the department of Human Centered Design and Engineering. In 2009, Aragon won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for her work.

Current Research

Visual text analytics for social media

Visual analytics tools and techniques for rich understanding of social media data sets.

Emotion in distributed collaboration

Text-based expression of emotion and affect in cooperative work.

Collaborative educational games

A collaborative game that integrates bioinformatics and cyberinfrastructure concepts.

NLP and ML for scaling qualitative analysis

Applying qualitative coding to massive text data sets through automated techniques.