Anthropologically-inspired approaches coupled with design techniques to study and create digital technology across cultures and socio-economic groups.

News, activities and awards

Posted on Tue, 15 Apr 2014

Xinning practiced her upcoming talk in a workshop "What Have We Learned? A SIGCHI HCI & Sustainability Community Workshop" with CHI2014. In the talk, she discussed community-based approach to sustainability and the roles of human resources within this approach.

Nathan Major shared his thoughts about amateur content production within Youtube community.

Six Silberman practiced a talk about collapse informatics. Starting from presenting several famous collapsed societies, he proceeded to give an overview of different disciplines' approaches to this issue. He will present the talk in the workshop "What Have We Learned? A SIGCHI HCI & Sustainability Community Workshop."

Posted on Tue, 15 Apr 2014

Martin Shelton successfully passed qualifying exam yesterday. He presented a wonderful talk about how reddit influences people's conversations.

Posted on Wed, 02 Apr 2014

Martin Shelton will be doing a summer internship with the Pew Research Center, where he'll be researching the influence of electronic surveillance on digital self-presentation and disclosure practices. He will start on June 9th.

Posted on Thu, 20 Mar 2014

Valve just release a movie about three DOTA 2 professional players. Check it out at:,2817,2455199,00.asp.

Posted on Wed, 12 Mar 2014

In League of Legends, many players behave aggressively towards their teammates because of fighting over their preferred roles. Recently, Riot Games presented the solution called "Team Builder," in which players can lock in a role before they join a game. More details at:

Posted on Wed, 26 Feb 2014

He successfully defended his master thesis and got his master degree.

Posted on Fri, 21 Feb 2014

Goo luck Colin! You will surely pass it.