SIGDOC!

Super excited that our (Omar Sosa-Tzec and John M. Carroll) submission to SIGDOC was accepted and that we’ll be publishing a full paper in the ACM digital library to accompany the presentation. The paper takes an existing thread of my research in an exciting new direction, and I couldn’t have done it without the insight […]

New(ish) Preprints

I’ve added new preprints in the past few days for the following papers. Enjoy! Designing has no given problems, no given processes, and no given solutions. Jordan Beck, Erik Stolterman (https://osf.io/dz9xr/) A Study of Citation Motivations in HCI Research. Jordan Beck, Bikalpa Neupane, John M. Carroll (https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/me8zd/) Managing Conflict in Online Debate Communities: Foregrounding Moderators’ […]

Working Papers

I had a terrific opportunity last week to chat with faculty at a different university about my CV, and one of the things we discussed was how to account for works in progress on a CV. I’d been accounting for work that either (1) has a preprint available for download or (2) is under review […]

Designing Authorship

One of the coolest things about the PLOS paper I was reading this morning — citation at the end of this post — is the way it distinguishes the different author contributions:   Sort of like the credits at the end of film/television shows, no? This is a model that other venues ought to adopt. […]

Industry-Academic Engagement

For the past few years I’ve been interested in what I have observed, even in my short career, to be a growing influence of industry in academia. If they’re not already the norm, then at least industry-academic collaborations are becoming more common. I don’t think this is necessarily a good thing but it’s also not […]

a short reflection on writing and failure

there’s this line in a song that goes something like, “please don’t confront me with my failures. i have not forgotten them.” (Nico – These Days) something motivated me to revisit some writing i did in the earlier days of my studies in Bloomington, and i really didn’t like what i read. some of it […]

Finally, DIS

After a few years of submitting papers to HCI venues and learning how to cope with rejection after rejection after rejection*, I finally managed to get one accepted at ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2017. It’s a full paper, and it’s the outcome of a collaboration with Erik Stolterman. Here’s the abstract: What are big […]

Death and Dying

My in-laws live on a farm, and one of their horses loves llamas. For as long as I’ve known him he’s had the same llama companion. But last year the llama died. And my daughter asked where he went. My mother-in-law didn’t know what to tell her. When she told me about this and asked […]

The Capacity for Shock

One of the first things I read following the 2016 election was an article called Autocracy: Rules for Survival. It’s a great,¬†short read. And it introduced me to Masha Gessen’s terrific writing. I especially like her piece on¬†Arguing the Truth. One of the rules for survival has to do with maintaining the capacity for shock. […]