• Publications
  • Influence
Designing for nomadic work
  • N. Su, G. Mark
  • Engineering, Computer Science
    DIS '08
  • 25 February 2008
TLDR
It was discovered that nomadic workers need to continually seek out and compete for resources to maintain their mobile offices and face challenges in integrating into the organization to maintain visibility and to synchronize with others for meeting.
Making infrastructure visible for nomadic work
  • G. Mark, N. Su
  • Computer Science
    Pervasive Mob. Comput.
  • 1 June 2010
TLDR
Until the field of pervasive computing can attain Weiser's vision, the very users of ubiquitous computing need infrastructure to be visible, and the implications for a design to support nomadic work are discussed.
Communication chains and multitasking
TLDR
The role of communication chains is described as performing alignment in multitasking, and attributes such as the number of links, and the rate of media and organizational switching can be predicted from the first catalyzing link of the chain.
From Third to Surveilled Place: The Mobile in Irish Pubs
A home away from home, the pub is synonymous with good conversation. Yet, the art of conversation in pubs is changing with the ubiquity of mobile phones. We present a qualitative study spanning over
Temporal task footprinting: identifying routine tasks by their temporal patterns
TLDR
Experimental evaluations showed that temporal task footprints of application windows, email and document usage outperform decision tree and SVMs in recognizing the subjects' tasks.
Parting the Red Sea: Sociotechnical Systems and Lived Experiences of Menopause
TLDR
It is found that gendered marginalization shapes diverse social relationships, leading to widespread feelings of alienation and negative transformation - often expressed in semantically dense figurative language.
Futuristic Autobiographies: Weaving Participant Narratives to Elicit Values around Robots
  • EunJeong Cheon, N. Su
  • Sociology, Computer Science
    13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human…
  • 26 February 2018
TLDR
It is argued that futuristic autobiographies are a promising addition to the current qualitative methods toolkit used in HRI.
Configuring the User: "Robots have Needs Too"
TLDR
This paper conducted semi-structured interviews with roboticists to examine their discourse on robotics, robots, and users and found that roboticists framed users as inevitably transforming from a naïve user to a sensible user equipped to handle their ideal, utilitarian robot.
Street fighter IV: braggadocio off and on-line
  • N. Su
  • Sociology, Computer Science
    CSCW '10
  • 6 February 2010
TLDR
It is observed that the "enrolment" of an ecology of technological artifacts allows players to translate braggadocio from the arcade, a central phenomenon in competitive gaming.
Driving the self-driving vehicle: Expanding the technological design horizon
TLDR
It is argued that perspectives from social justice and ethics show that SDVs have implications beyond transportation, with profound consequences for users and societies, and the examination of these changes while the technology is still under foundational development is as urgent as it is needed.
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