Betsy Rolland Awarded NCI Fellowship

  Congratulations to Betsy Rolland, HCDE PhD 2013 and former CSC Lab student, for being awarded a very competitive National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship. As part of this postdoctoral fellowship, NCI will fully fund pursuit of a Masters degree in Public Health, followed by up to 3 years of funded research under the mentorship of investigators at the… Read more →

A Visit from Denmark

by Anne Rørbæk Olesen 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7… Part of my morning ritual at HCDE was to count the steps until I reached the fourth floor at Sieg Hall. I spent three great months at the CSC lab, February to May 2014, and each day I climbed those stairs, it felt as if I got one step… Read more →

The language of non-use: Of not-doing and/or doing

Next week This weekend! I [with other CSC Lab folks Charlotte Lee and Ying-Yu Chen, with whom I co-authored another position paper] am attending the CHI 2014 workshop Refusing, Limiting, Departing: Considering Why We Should Study Technology Non-use. Participants have been instructed to not-use some technology of our choice this week, and come to the workshop ready to discuss our experience. As… Read more →

Revering the electronic dharma

I’m currently “downloading” 10.8 GB of “Buddhist ebooks.” In Buddhism, there’s the idea of revering (as in, treating with reverence and respect) dharma materials, because they represent the Truth, the teachings passed down for thousands of years. For example, at a field visit recently, I and other students in a class were given our first printed guided contemplation instructions. The… Read more →

CSC Lab News: Fall 2013

Playing a little catch up with some CSC Lab news items. CSC Lab is now located on the 4th floor of Sieg in a larger, renovated space and is co-located with the labs of Dr. Mark Zachry and Dr. Kate Starbird. Our combined groups are still coming up with a name for the shared lab space. Stay tuned! Three undergraduate… Read more →

Lee receives NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) Award

Director Charlotte P. Lee recently received an award from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) division. The award funds the three year research project Scientists and their Software: A Sociotechnical Investigation of Scientific Software Development and Sharing. This research project will examine how scientists develop and share Scientific Cyberinfrastructure Software (SCIS) as part of their day-to-day research practice through a… Read more →

Katie Derthick Accepted to Northwestern’s InfoSocial ’13 and ISSOTL ’13

I was recently accepted to Northwestern University’s InfoSocial 2013 for my work, “Understanding Parents’ and Children’s Relationships to Sentimental Objects to Inform the Design of Record-keeping Systems for Parents.” InfoSoc is a graduate student research conference hosted by Northwestern’s Media, Society, & Technology doctoral program. My proposal described research I conducted with Nikki Lee as a research assistant for Professor… Read more →

Congratulations to Dr. Betsy Rolland

Congratulations to Dr. Betsy Rolland for successfully defending and filing her dissertation last month: Greater than the Sum of its Parts:” Coordinating Centers as Facilitators of Network-Level Work in Cancer Epidemiology Coordinating Center Enabled Networks. Best wishes on your continued work at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center! Dissertation Abstract As collaborative research has increased in size and scope, the… Read more →

New Papers In Press from CSC Lab

CSCW has the following publications in press. Also coming up in late June are presentations a the Human Computer Interaction Consortium workshop in California (Lee and Bietz)  and the Science of Team Science conference (Rolland and Lee) in Illinois. Congratulations to all! Journal of CSCW “Supporting Scientific Collaboration: Methods, Tools, and Concepts” Marina Jirotka, Charlotte P. Lee, Gary M. Olson… Read more →

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Thayer

On December 7, 2012 Alex Thayer defended his dissertation entitled “Understanding University Students’ Use of Tools and Artifacts in Support of Collaborative Project Work”. Soon after filing on December 28, Alex started work as a Senior HCI Research Scientist at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara. He is also now teaching a course on Game Design at UC Berkeley’s iSchool. Congratulations,… Read more →