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

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 Healt.

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!