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

10th Anniversary of Foley Scholars Awards | October 16, 2017

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the James D. Foley Scholars Program. Initiated by our own Beth Mynatt during her tenure as the GVU director, this program seeks top graduate students to help shape cutting edge research focused on how people can use computing technology in understanding and improving their daily lives. The Foley Scholars program is the GVU Center’s highest award for student excellence in research contributions to computing.

The Everyday Computing Lab has had 3 Foley Scholars - Andrew D Miller (13), Jessica A Pater (15), and Maia Jacobs (16). All were in attendance to celebrate this year's nominees and winners. Congratulations to the class of 2017!

25th Anniversary GVU Demo Day | October 16, 2017

The Everyday Computing Lab demoed three projects doing the 25th Anniversary GVU Demo Day. Jon presented his work focused on everyday Epilepsy self-management tools for patients and families. Jessica presented her work focused on validating online characterizations of eating disorders with clinically diagnosed patients. Maia presented her work designing adaptive technology to provide personalized support to cancer patients. The GVU Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology is dedicated to transforming computing research into innovative, relevant, and useful solutions that address the needs of people. Each October, the GVU hosts a research showcase which invites the public into the research labs.

Congratulations Dr. Maia Jacobs! | October 14, 2017

Today Maia successfully defended her dissertation "Personalized mobile tools to support chronic health journeys." Her committee was led by her advisor, Elizabeth D Mynatt in addition to Gregory Abowd, Thad Starner, Beki Grinter, Wanda Pratt (Univ. of Washington), and Mark Ackerman (Univ. of Michigan). Congratulations Dr. Jacobs!!

New book chapter! | September 20, 2017

Congratulations to Beth and Maia for their recent book chapter publication. "Design Principles for Supporting Patient-Centered Journeys" in Designing Healthcare that Works focuses on an assessment of how personal mobile technologies, integrated into a health care delivery system, may better support an individual's health care journey, using breast cancer as a case study. They discuss a case study which includes examining the practices of cancer navigators, characterizing how survivors describe their cancer journeys, and conducting a pilot study of tablet computers designed to offer holistic support to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Utilizing observations from this case study, they offer a set of design guidelines for supporting patients' personal health management while considering the broad range of challenges that comprise this work. For more information on this book, click here.

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!