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!

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 .

Best Paper Award at CSCW 2017! | March 1, 2017

The lab will be repressed at the 2017 CSCW conference in Portland, OR. Jessica will be presenting the paper "Defining Digital Self-harm" which was awarded a Best Paper distinction. She will be presenting the paper on Tuesday 2/28 at 2:30. Congratulations Jessica and Beth!!