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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Associate 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

(photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnealepics/5809840459/">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.

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