Human-computer Interaction (HCI)

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Morgan G. Ames
Assistant Professor of Practice
Alumni (MIMS 2006)
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Coye Cheshire
Trust, social exchange, social psychology, and information exchange
Biosensory computing; climate informatics; information economics and policy
Head of School; Professor
Human-computer interaction, information visualization, computational linguistics, search and information retrieval, improving MOOCs and online education
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Associate Professor (I School and Computer Science)
Data management, interactive or human-in-the-loop data analytics, information visualization, crowdsourcing, data science
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Niloufar Salehi is an assistant professor at the School of Information at UC Berkeley..
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Recent Publications

Jul 1, 2022

Looking at Figure 1a, I say duck, you say rabbit, so let’s call the whole thing off, because it can’t be both. Looking at Figure 1b, though, I say two rows of three X’s, you say three columns of two X’s, so let’s not call the whole thing off, because our disagreement could be reconciled in the form of a mutually valuable insight into the commutative property of multiplication, where the two perceptual orientations are complementary construals of six X’s (ie, 2× 3= 3× 2). Abrahamson and Wilensky (2007) used this example to introduce an educational design framework–learning axes and bridging tools–centered on fostering conceptual insight through setting up students to experience then reconcile ambiguous perceptual constructions of instructional materials. Engaging with these materials, students are to experience different meanings that are each valid in their own right yet initially appear incompatible with each other. The learning goal requires finding a new way of thinking that would accommodate or resolve the conflict, whereby the alternative perceptions become complementary or dialectic rather than contradictory. The educational design principle of learning through reconciling competing perceptual constructions has been applied also to the case of ratio and proportion (eg, Abrahamson, Lee, Negrete & Gutiérrez, 2014). The objective of the current article is to investigate the application of the framework to geometry, in particular to designing activities where students engage in task-oriented embodied investigations into voluminous objects. The idea is that students build these objects themselves, moving from 2D images to 3D structures. 

AI generated image with fragments of US flags floating amidst blurry tan and blue blocks. An outline of what appears to be a child in a dress standing at a podium.
Dec 17, 2021

For a small portion of U.S. schoolchildren and their teachers, going to school online was the norm even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a mass shift to remote learning.


Human-computer Interaction (HCI) news

The face of Barack Obama with tracking marks on his features

Prof. Hany Farid and graduate student Shruti Agarwal have created a new forensic approach that can use the subtle characteristics of how a person speaks to recognize whether a new video of that individual is real or a fake.

Shazeda Ahmed

Ph.D. student Shazeda Ahmed writes that foreign media has painted a dystopian portrait of China’s social credit system. The reality is both less coherent and more complex.

Richmond Wong

Instead of looking for design solutions to fix existing problems in privacy, I School researchers used speculative design fictions to explore the potential privacy issues that may arise in future uses and adoptions of emerging biosensing technologies.

graphic displaying passthoughts and earEEG

I School researchers have developed a custom-fit earpiece that that can capture “passthoughts” through brainwave signals from the ear canal, and for the first time demonstrated one-step three-factor authentication.

(photo courtesy of Nicola/Flickr

An increasing number of apps let users share their heartrate with friends. Now a pair of researchers are exploring how sharing your biosignals can affect your interpersonal interactions.

Professor Marti Hearst

Hearst’s HCI research includes user interfaces for search, information visualization of text, web site usability, and innovation in education.