I recently revamped my personal website after a few years of it languishing. I will work to keep this up-to-date a little more. The banner picture is one I took a year or two ago. The cherry trees around UW are awesome in spring. You should try to see them if you are in town.
Computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-computer interaction (HCI), social computing, collaboration in Wikipedia.
Some recent publications:
| ||Menking, A., D. W. McDonald and M. Zachry (2017) Who wants to read this?: A method for measuring topical representativeness in user generated content systems. Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW'17).|
| ||Park, A., A. Hartzler, J. Huh, D.W. McDonald, and W. Pratt (2015) Homophily of Vocabulary Usage: Beneficial Effects of Vocabulary Similarity on Online Health Communities Participation. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium (AMIA'15).|
Our study of Wikipedia is aimed at desgining systems that support large scale collaborative action. Our design approach is motivated by social translucence as a soci-technical perspective that can facilitate better sense making of the activities and roles that individuals and groups play in large scale systems. We study Wikipedia because it is a successful example of large scale groupware.
Remixed has been out for several years. We have reports of people adopting the book in seminars and reading courses as a supplement to their normal set of conference and journal readings. Let us know if you want some ideas on how to make this work.
|Erickson, Thomas and David W. McDonald (eds.) HCI Remixed: Essays on Works that have Influenced the HCI Community. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2008|