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
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Professor
how marginalized communities adapt technology, algorithmic fairness and opacity, human control over algorithms, ethnography
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Associate Professor
Human-computer interaction, tangible user interfaces

Recent Publications

teaser image of book cover - O'Reilly Media - 97 Things About Ethics Everyone in Data Science Should Know
Aug 2, 2020

When you go to a new healthcare clinic in the United States, doctors and nurses pull up your patient record based on your name and birthdate.  Sometimes it’s not your chart they pull up.  This is not only a healthcare problem; it’s a data science problem.

The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child, by Morgan G. Ames
Nov 12, 2019

In The Charisma Machine, Morgan Ames chronicles the life and legacy of the One Laptop per Child project and explains why — despite its failures — the same utopian visions that inspired OLPC still motivate other projects trying to use technology to “disrupt” education and development.

User Experience Research news

ScholarPhi

ScholarPhi is an augmented reading interface that makes scientific papers more understandable and contextually rich

Photo via CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Professors Hany Farid and Joshua Blumenstock have been awarded seed funding for their projects designed to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.

Hany Farid

Prof. Farid: “Coronavirus misinformation is going to get a lot of people killed.”

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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="http://flic.kr/p/6abfCp">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.
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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.”

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