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Social Computing

Research on Social Computing, Director: Steven Dow

Technology has not only massively transformed how we share information, but how we collaborate to solve complex problems. Immense challenges, such as caring for an aging population or addressing civic issues, require new strategies that engage many diverse stakeholders in the design process. The social computing group creates novel social-computational tools to coordinate creative activities within established and emergent communities. Specifically, we adopt and enhance techniques from crowdsourcing, social networking, and design thinking towards the goal of developing theory and technology that fundamentally transforms how we practice human-centered design.

Selected Works

design lab public community crit

Narges Mahyar, Michael R. James, Michelle M. Ng, Reginald A. Wu, Steven P. Dow. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2018.

design lab social computation

Weichen Liu, Sijia Xiao, Jacob T. Browne, Ming Yang, and Steven P. Dow. In Journal of Social Computing, Volume 1, Issue 1, Article No. 4, 2018.

design lab ideas

Joel Chan, Steven Dang, and Steven P. Dow. In ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 2016.

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