Everyday Computing

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.

Lab News

Beth Gives Commencement Address @ NC. State | May 13, 2017

NC State University's Computer Science Department spring diploma ceremony took place Thursday May 11th. Our very own Beth provided the department's commencement address. Beth earned her Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in computer science from NC State before earning her Master of Science and PhD in computer science from Georgia Tech. Her address challenged the graduates to understand the ethical and cultural impacts of their future work as computer scientists, and the importance of meeting that challenge head on regardless of the the domains in which they apply their knowledge and skills. Congratulations Beth!

ECL @ CHI 2017 | May 8, 2017

ECL lab members are participating in several CHI 2017 activities. On Saturday, Jessica will be participating in the 2nd Annual Computing in Mental Health Symposium. On Sunday, Jon, Jessica, Maia and Beth will all be participating in the annual Workshop on Interactive Systems in Health .

Beth is charing a panel on Research Opportunities and Visions for Smart and Pervasive Health . Panelists included Lena Mamykina, Donna Spruijt-Metz, and Katie Siek.

Jon is presenting on his original research about the Rejection of Non-seizures from Retrospective Video of Wristband Reported Epileptic Seizure Events .

Jessica is presenting a research highlight poster on the next steps from her paper on Defining Digital Self Harm .

Maia is presenting an original research poster on the Usability Assessment of a Personalized and Adaptive Health Tool.

Distinguished Lecture @ Univ. Minnesota | April 29, 2017

Beth will be speaking as the Cray Distinguished Speaker Monday May 1, 2017 in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Her talk will focus on a decade of research that explores the combination of computing research, human-centered design, and health management theory to create promising approaches for promoting wellness, supporting behavior change, and delivering improved health outcomes.

Click here for more information on the event!

Anita Borg Institute – Atlanta Chapter Quick Research Bites | April 27, 2017

The official local chapter of the Anita Borg Institute is launching on April 27! To celebrate this occasion, six local scientists, researchers, and businesswomen have been invited to discuss their research and impacts for Atlanta and beyond! Lab member Jessica Pater will be presenting her research on characterizing self harm online and how we might meaningfully connect these online activities and behaviors into clinical practice. For more information, click here for more information. Congrats Jessica!

ECL demos at the 2017 GT | April 27, 2017

The ECL was well represented at the 2017 GT Institute for People and Technology Industry Innovation Day. Hosted at the GVU Center, the Research Showcase component of the day focused on connecting industry leaders to Georgia Tech research in people-centered technology that enhances our communities and impacts how we live day-to-day.

Jon Bidwell presented a poster on Supporting everyday self-management practices for pediatric patients with epilepsy

Maia Jacobs presented a poster and demo on Designing Adaptive Technology to Provide Personalized Support to Cancer Patients .

Jessica Pater presented a poster on Exploring the connections of eating disorder content online and clinical practices .

Aditi Dhar presented a poster on User Centered Design of a Patient Monitoring Dashboard for Cancer Navigators .