Maia Jacobs

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Maia Jacobs is a Ph.D. candidate in Human Centered Computing. Her research examines how technology can provide users with the means to better cope with significant life changes. Specifically, she studies life changes in the context of breast cancer, exploring how mobile technology can support breast cancer patients as they move through the cancer journey, adapting to patients' changing needs, goals and priorities. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also worked as a User Experience Specialist for Accenture. Her research areas include human-computer interaction (HCI), ubiquitous computing, and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW).


Publications

Articulating a Patient-Centered Design Space for Cancer Journeys

Jacobs, Maia, James Clawson, and Elizabeth D. Mynatt. (2017). Articulating a Patient-Centered Design Space for Cancer Journeys. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology 3 (9): e5. [pdf]

A Cancer Journey Framework: Guiding the Design of Holistic Health Technology.

Jacobs, M., Clawson, J., Mynatt, E.D. “A Cancer Journey Framework: Guiding the Design of Holistic Health Technology.” 10th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (Pervasive Health 2016). Cancun, Mexico. 16-19 May 2016. [pdf]

Caring About Sharing: Couples’ Practices in Single User Device Access

Jacobs, M., Cramer, H., Barkhuus, L. “Caring About Sharing: Couples’ Practices in Single User Device Access.” ACM conference on Supporting Groupwork (Group 2016). Sanibel Island, Florida. 13-16 Nov 2016.

Lessons learned from a yearlong deployment of customizable breast cancer tablet computers

Jacobs, M., Clawson, J., & Mynatt, E. D. (2015, October). Lessons learned from a yearlong deployment of customizable breast cancer tablet computers. In Proceedings of the conference on Wireless Health . ACM. [pdf]

Designing personalized technology to augment patient-centered care

Jacobs, M. (2015, September). Designing personalized technology to augment patient-centered care. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 489-494). ACM. [pdf]

Couples' Communication Channels: What, When, & Why?

Cramer, H. and Jacobs, M. (2015, April). Couples' Communication Channels: What, When, & Why?. Proceedings of the 33 rd Annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’14). Seoul, Korea. [pdf]

Comparing Health Information Sharing Preferences of Cancer Patients, Doctors, and Navigators

Jacobs, M. L., Clawson, J., & Mynatt, E. D. (2015, February). Comparing Health Information Sharing Preferences of Cancer Patients, Doctors, and Navigators. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (pp. 808-818). ACM. [pdf]

Exploring How Parents in Economically Depressed Communities Access Learning Resources

Khanipour Roshan, P., Jacobs, M., Dye, M., & DiSalvo, B. (2014, November). Exploring How Parents in Economically Depressed Communities Access Learning Resources. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Supporting Group Work (pp. 131-141). ACM. [pdf]

My Journey Compass: A Preliminary Investigation of a Mobile Tool for Cancer Patients

Jacobs, M., Clawson, J., and Mynatt, E. My Journey Compass: A Preliminary Investigation of a Mobile Tool for Cancer Patients. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’14). Toronto, Canada. (2014). [link] [pdf]

Cancer Navigation: Opportunities and Challenges for Facilitating the Breast Cancer Journey

Jacobs, M., Clawson, J., and Mynatt, E.D. Cancer Navigation: Opportunities and Challenges for Facilitating the Breast Cancer Journey. Proceedings of 17th annual ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). (2014). Baltimore, MD. [link] [pdf]

Cancer Compass: Examining Personal Health Record Usage Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Jacobs, M., Clawson, J., Mynatt, E. Poster: Cancer Compass: Examining Personal Health Record Usage Among Breast Cancer Survivors. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (Pervasive Health 2013). Venice, Italy. [pdf]