User Experience Research

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Morgan G. Ames
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Alumni (MIMS 2006)
Science and technology studies; computer-supported cooperative work and social computing; education; anthropology; youth technocultures; ideology and inequity; critical data science
Associate Professor
how marginalized communities adapt technology, algorithmic fairness and opacity, human control over algorithms, ethnography
Associate Professor
Human-computer interaction, tangible user interfaces

Recent Publications

User Experience Research news

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.

Doug Tygar
Professor Doug Tygar was awarded the 2015 USENIX Security “Test of Time” Award for his 1999 paper “Why Johnny Can't Encrypt: A Usability Evaluation of PGP 5.0.”
New headsets use a single sensor resting against the forehead. (<a href="">photo by Cory Doctorow</a>)
Instead of typing your password, in the future you may only have to think your password. A new School of Information study explores the feasibility of brainwave-based computer authentication as a substitute for passwords.
Elizabeth Goodman, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Information, first became interested in user experience research while taking a graduate course at NYU. Now she is the author of the new edition of the classic handbook of user experience research “Observing the User Experience.”
Suzanne Ginsburg will be teaching the new course “Designing Mobile Experiences” at the School of Information in Fall 2012. Ginsburg talks about her upcoming course and the biggest challenges when designing for mobile devices.
(photo: <a href="">Lisa Neale</a>)
Four I School students evaluated a pilot test by the UC Berkeley Disabled Students Program, providing Livescribe computerized pens to students with learning disabilities. They were hoping the pen would lessen the reliance on hired notetakers — but their research showed that it’s more complicated than that.
Professor Nancy Van House

Ten faculty members from eight campus units will collaborate on research related to disability, with topics including how people define and respond to disability and the critical areas of technology, education, and employment. The university announced this sweeping new disability research initiative earlier this month.