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We introduce a new area of interaction research, everyday computing, by focusing on scaling ubiquitous computing with respect to time. Our motivations for everyday computing stem from wanting to support the informal and unstructured activities typical of much of our everyday lives. Our goal is understanding the transformation of everyday life as computing is ubiquitously integrated into informal, daily activities and routines.
2018 NSF Smart Heath PI Workshop | August 30, 2018
The ECL will be represented at the 2018 NSF Smart Health Workshop by Beth and Jessica. The purpose of this workshop is to to discuss and promote advances in smart health research and to foster partnerships and education for the future of smart health. Beth will be presenting the results from the MyPath tablet which provides adaptive support for breast cancer patients throughout their phases of treatment. Jessica received a Student Travel grant from NSF to attend and present her research at the workshop. The workshop takes place in Arlington, VA on September 24-26th.
ECL @ CHI 2018 | April 20, 2018
ECL will be attending CHI 2018. Jessica will be participating in the 3rd Symposium on Computing in Mental Health , presenting components of her dissertation research focused on interviewing clinicians and patients about how technology impacts the presentation of eating disorders in the clinical context. Maia and Beth will also be in attendance. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Montreal!!
2018 ICED Conference | April 5, 2018
Jessica will be presenting her work on characterizing type of eating disordered content across various social media platforms at this year's Association of Eating Disorders's International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) in Chicago on Friday, April 20th. The ICED conference is a scientific conference that spans research and education from basic science to the treating clinician; ICED is attended by leading international researchers and includes presentations and discussions on the cutting edge of research in the field. Congrats Jessica!!
ECL @ CCC Workshop on Health Disparities | April 3, 2018
Next week Beth and Jessica (and several ECL Alumni) will be attending the CCC workshop Sociotechnical Interventions for Health Disparity Reduction. This workshop will bring together leading researchers in computing, health informatics, and behavioral medicine to develop an integrative research agenda regarding sociotechnical interventions to reduce health disparities and improve the health of socio-economically disadvantaged populations. Both Beth and Jessica are looking forward to engaging a workshop in New Orleans!
Congratulations Jon! | April 1, 2018
Today Jon successfully defended his dissertation! Jon will be heading to a Post-Doc at Children's Healthcare in Boston later this summer. Congratulations Dr. Bidwell!!
Mynatt to Give Goldman Sachs Distinguished Lecture at University of Utah | March 15, 2018
Beth will give the University of Utah's College of Computing Goldman Sachs Distinguished Lecture on 3/1. The talk Rethinking Ubiquitous Computing to Transform Healthcare, will focus on the unique capabilities of pervasive comp.uting technologies and their potential to transform healthcare by shifting care from institutional to home settings by helping individuals engage in their own care, by facilitating problem solving and decision making, and by creating a network of communication and collaboration channels that extends healthcare delivery to everyday settings. To learn more about the event, click here
Alumna Lena Mamykina Returns to Atlanta! | March 7, 2018
Lena Mamykina (Class of '09) returns this week for a whirlwind of research activities! Wednesday (3/7) she will give a lecture, From persona informatics to personal analytics: Using personal data to facilitate self-management of diabetes at The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Later that day she is a special guest in the Issues in Human Centered Computing Seminar where she will discuss her seminal paper MAHI: Investigation of Social Scaffolding for Reflective Thinking in Diabetes Management. On Thursday (3/8), she is an invited discussant for the IPaT Thursday Think Tank focused on Approaches in Health IT to Address Health Disparities. To learn more about this event, click here. We are so glad to welcome Lena back to campus!
Workshop Papers Accepted to CHI 2018 | February 27, 2018
The lab has two workshop papers accepted for CHI 2018, both led by Jessica Pater: Does the Punishment fit the "crime"? Online harassment policies and the case of self-harm co-authored with Casey Fiesler, has been accepted to the Understanding "Bad Actors" Online Workshop, and Digital Self-harm - A case study of eating disorders and social media co-authored with Beth Mynatt, has been accepted to the CHI 2018 Symposium on Computing and Mental Health.
Mynatt at 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting | February 14, 2018
Beth is traveling to Austin, TX this week to participate in the Annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In collaboration with Ann Drobnis, they organized the session Transforming Cities, Transportation, and Agriculture with Intelligent Infrastructure. This builds on the momentum from her recent congressional testimony. To learn more about the session, click here. Way to go Beth!
Pater invited to present at CHIM 2018 | February 2, 2018
Jessica has been invited to present her work on Defining Digital Self-harm at the 2018 Consumer Health Informatics in the Midwest Meeting next Saturday (2/10) in Fort Wayne, IN. This workshop will start a dialogue between consumer health informatics researchers, beginning with scholars who are located close to one another geographically. The purpose of the meeting will be to share information about ongoing projects and explore collaborative opportunities. Congrats Jessica!