The CHiLL Lab welcomed two Ph.D. students this year, Arpita Bhattacharya, who is joining us after finishing her MS from Georgia Tech, and Dawn Sakaguchi-Tang, who completed her MS in HCDE from UW several years ago. We also welcome Laura Pina, who will be joining us as a postdoctoral researcher. In addition, Dr. Kientz is on sabbatical this year and will be working on a variety of new projects, including several technology transfer efforts.
Congrats to Matt Kay and Eun Kyoung, who both received a best paper award on their paper on Lullaby at Ubicomp 2012 this year in Pittsburgh. Eun Kyoung’s other paper on Sensor Proxies was also nominated for best paper. There was also a good amount of press on Lullaby following the conference, including coverage by Innovation News Daily, Mashable, and KIRO FM.
Congrats to many members of the CHiLL lab who completed major milestones over the last few months. Eun Kyoung Choe passed her dissertation proposal, Katie Derthick and Jared Bauer passed their general exams, and Matt Kay passed his qualifying exam. Undergrad Susan Oldham also completed her degree, and she will be staying at UW to get her M.S. in HCDE. Kudos to all!
CHiLL lab members Julie Kientz, Katie Derthick, Matt Kay, and Jared Bauer attending the CHI 2012 conference in Austin, Texas. Jared presented the CHiLL lab’s paper on ShutEye, an Android application for promoting awareness of daily activities and how they can impact sleep. Katie and Matt both attended workshops.
- Bauer, J.S., S. Consolvo, B. Greenstein, J.O. Schooler, E. Wu, N.F. Watson, J.A. Kientz. ShutEye: Encouraging Awareness of Healthy Sleep Recommendations with a Mobile, Peripheral Display
Julie Kientz and Eun Kyoung Choe attended the Ubicomp 2011 conference in Beijing, China. Eun Kyoung presented her paper on a study on understanding private moments in the home. Eun Kyoung also participated in the Doctoral Consortium.
- Choe, E.K., Consolvo, S., Jung, J., Harrison, B., & Kientz, J.A. Living in a Glass House: A Survey of Private Moments in the Home.
Eun Kyoung Choe presented the lab’s paper on formative work informing the design of computing technologies for sleep behavior at the CHI 2011 conference in Vancouver, WA. Matt Kay also attended the Personal Informatics workshop.
- Choe, E.K., S. Consolvo, N.S. Watson, J.A. Kientz. Opportunities for Computing Technologies to Support Healthy Sleep Behaviors.
The CHiLL lab presented 3 long papers and 1 short paper at the new ACM conference on Health Informatics in Washington, D.C. in early November. The four papers include:
- Kientz, J.A. Understanding Parent-Pediatrician Interaction for the Design of Health Technologies.
- Kientz, J.A. E.K. Choe, B. Birch, R. Maharaj, A. Fonville, C. Glasson and J. Mundt. Heuristic Evaluation of Persuasive Health Technologies.
- Landry, B. E.K. Choe, S. McCutcheon, and J.A. Kientz. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Opportunities & Challenges for Computing Technology.
- Fonville, A. E.K. Choe, S. Oldham, and J.A. Kientz. Exploring the Use of Technology in Healthcare Spaces and its Impact on Empathic Communication.
CHiLL lab director Julie Kientz has been awarded a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation in support of Baby Steps project. The grant, worth $500,000 across 5-years, will fund the expansion of Baby Steps to a mobile and web-based platform that allows integration with social networking sites. It will also fund an 18 month long deployment study determining the effectiveness of the system in helping parents track developmental information.
The CHiLL Lab at the University of Washington has been launched! Research projects are already underway, and we will begin holding lab meetings shortly. In the meantime, if you are interested in getting involved, please contact Dr. Julie Kientz, the CHiLL Lab director.