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Designing for Engaging Experiences in Mobile Social-Health Support Systems
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Eric P.S. Baumer,Vera Khovanskaya,Phil Adams,John P. Pollak,Stephen Voida,Geri Gay
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 32-39
How do you design for sustained engagement in the context of supporting or encouraging health and well-being? Two studies of a mobile social-health application reveal how different aspects of the sociotechnical design affect user engagement with the system...
 
metaViz: Visualizing Computationally Identified Metaphors in Political Blogs
Found in: Computational Science and Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Eric P.S. Baumer, Jordan Sinclair, David Hubin, Bill Tomlinson
Issue Date:August 2009
pp. 389-394
This paper presents metaViz, an online application that uses computational metaphor identification to find conceptual metaphors in political blogs. The application presents those metaphors to users in an interactive, visual fashion, with the goal of foster...
 
"Everybody knows what you're doing": a critical design approach to personal informatics
Found in: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13)
By Dan Cosley, Eric P.S. Baumer, Geri Gay, Stephen Voida, Vera Khovanskaya
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 3403-3412
We present an alternative approach to the design of personal informatics systems: instead of motivating people to examine their own behaviors, this approach promotes awareness of and reflection on the infrastructures behind personal informatics and the mod...
     
Limiting, leaving, and (re)lapsing: an exploration of facebook non-use practices and experiences
Found in: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13)
By Eric P.S. Baumer, Kaiton Williams, Madeline E. Smith, Phil Adams, Tony C. Liao, Vera D. Khovanskaya, Victoria Schwanda Sosik
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 3257-3266
Despite the abundance of research on social networking sites, relatively little research has studied those who choose not to use such sites. This paper presents results from a questionnaire of over 400 Internet users, focusing specifically on Facebook and ...
     
Going to college and staying connected: communication between college freshmen and their parents
Found in: Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '12)
By Charles Lai, Gilly Leshed, Duyen T. Nguyen, Eric P.S. Baumer, Madeline E. Smith
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 789-798
For many first-year college students in their late teen years, communicating with parents provides crucial social support. When going to college involves moving away from home for the first time, students and their parents must rely on technologies to keep...
     
Prescriptive persuasion and open-ended social awareness: expanding the design space of mobile health
Found in: Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '12)
By Amy L. Gonzales, Eric P.S. Baumer, Jill E. Freeman, Sherri Jean Katz, Christine M. Olson, Daniela Retelny, Geri K. Gay, Jeff Niederdeppe, John Pollak, Phil Adams
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 475-484
Most mobile technology systems designed to encourage healthy decisions focus on prescriptive persuasion, telling the user either implicitly or explicitly what to do, as the primary means of improving health. However, other technically and socially viable o...
     
Normative communication processes and associated emotion in mobile health groups
Found in: Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion (CSCW '12)
By Eric P.S. Baumer, Geri Gay, Mary Beth Deline
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 75-78
This project uses content analysis to investigate normative communication processes and associated emotion in two case studies. Individuals were formed into groups and used a mobile health application, VERA, to perform 'health behaviors' (such as indicatin...
     
When the implication is not to design (technology)
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11)
By Eric P.S. Baumer, M. Six Silberman
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 2271-2274
As HCI is applied in increasingly diverse contexts, it is important to consider situations in which computational or information technologies may be less appropriate. This paper presents a series of questions that can help researchers, designers, and pract...
     
MoBoogie: creative expression through whole body musical interaction
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11)
By Andrew Ehrlich, Eric P.S. Baumer, Geri Gay, Jakob Tholander, Kyle Schustak, Max Evjen, Megan K. Halpern, Stuart Davis
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 557-560
In this paper we describe MoBoogie, an application that allows users to manipulate and arrange music through movement. MoBoogie is designed to foster experiences in creative expression for children and potentially adults. The application responds to users'...
     
Comparing activity theory with distributed cognition for video analysis: beyond "kicking the tires"
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11)
By Bill Tomlinson, Eric P.S. Baumer
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 133-142
The field of HCI is growing, not only in the variety of application areas or the volume of research conducted, but also in the number of analytical approaches for use in the evaluation and design of interactive systems. However, despite the abundance of th...
     
America is like Metamucil: fostering critical and creative thinking about metaphor in political blogs
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '10)
By Bill Tomlinson, Eric P.S. Baumer, Jordan Sinclair
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 1437-1446
Blogs are becoming an increasingly important medium -- socially, academically, and politically. Much research has involved analyzing blogs, but less work has considered how such analytic techniques might be incorporated into tools for blog readers. A new t...
     
Fostering metaphorical creativity using computational metaphor identification
Found in: Proceeding of the seventh ACM conference on Creativity and cognition (C&C '09)
By Bill Tomlinson, Eric P.S. Baumer, Janice Hansen, Lindsey E. Richland
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 315-324
Metaphor is often seen as a mode of creative thinking or as a means of fostering creativity. However, little work has studied creative generation of novel metaphors. This paper explores the use of computational metaphor identification (CMI) to foster creat...
     
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