Researching and evaluating social media initiatives is essential to encourage usage, continually improve the tools and policies governing their use, and develop governance processes that incorporate social media participation in its many forms.
A major design choice in personal informatics applications is how persuasive versus reflective an application will be. That is, will the system nudge people, unaware, toward goals a designer intends, will it help them set goals and then follow through on them, or will it surface data in a neutral way, allowing people to learn more about themselves but… (More)
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Technology-mediated social participation systems can dramatically change the way science, government, healthcare, entertainment, and enterprise operate. Using research from several fields, we can learn how to design better TMSP systems and to better integrate lessons learned in practice back into theory.
Professional students, whether undergraduates or masters' students, represent a significant portion of the iSchool community. How do iSchools effectively educate those students while continuing to develop successful research programs? This roundtable discussion will focus on how iSchools educate their professional students and engage them in the research… (More)
Rural Pennsylvania: After driving two hundred miles, a woman steps out of her car in the driveway of a bed and breakfast. A dozen other women leap up from the porch the house, shouting " Heather, Heather! " They all rush to each other and exchange hugs. Heather has never seen these people before. Heather and the other women are members of an online forum… (More)
In the course of this research, we strove to protect the identities of our interviewees. All names used in this document are pseudonyms. Some personal details have also been changed, though never those that we felt were important for understanding the context of an interviewee's stories. 3 Introduction Civic engagement in this country is falling, and has… (More)