Jessica Ann Roberts

Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

Roberts, J., and Lyons, L. (in press). The Value of Learning Talk: Applying a novel dialogue scoring method to inform interaction design in an open-ended, embodied museum exhibit. International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (in press).
Roberts, J., Hall, A., Goldman, S.R. (2017) Learning Sciences. In K. Peppler (Ed.), SAGE Encyclopedia of Out of School Learning.
Lyons, L., Becker, D., & Roberts, J. A. (2010). Analyzing the affordances of mobile technologies for informal science learning. Museums & Social Issues, 5(1), 87-102.

Conference Presentations

Roberts, J. and Lyons, L. (2017) Scoring Qualitative Informal Learning Dialogue: The SQuILD Method for Measuring Museum Learning Talk. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Best Paper Award
Horn, M., Roberts, J., Banerjee, A., & McGee, S. (2017) Touch | Don’t Touch: Exploring the role of interactive displays in natural history museums to help visitors appreciate objects behind glass. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Roberts, J., Banerjee, A., Matcuk, M., McGee, S., Horn, M. (2016). Uniting Big and Little Data to Understand Visitor Behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Visitor Studies Association, July 2016, Boston, MA.
Roberts, J., Lyons, L., Cafaro, F., & Eydt, R. (2015). Harnessing motion-sensing technologies to engage visitors with digital data. In Proceedings of the 19th annual Museums and the Web conference. Available online: http://mw2015.museumsandtheweb.com/proposal/harnessing-motion-sensing-technologies-to-engage-visitors-with-digital-data/
Roberts, J., Lyons, L., Cafaro, F., & Eydt, R. (2014, June). Interpreting data from within: supporting human-data interaction in museum exhibits through perspective taking. In Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Interaction design and children (pp. 7-16). ACM.
Lyons, L., and Roberts, J. (2014). Scaffolding the Collaborative Interpretation of Data in a Museum Exhibit. In Leilah Lyons (chair), Synergistic Scaffolding of Technologically-enhanced STEM Learning in Informal Institutions. Symposium conducted at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Boulder, CO.
Roberts, J., Lyons, L., Radinsky. J. (2013) Become One With the Data: Technological Support of Shared Exploration of Data in Informal Settings. In Anne Knowles (Chair), From Visualizing to Understanding Historical Change: Using GIS Tools on the Web, in Class, and in Museums. Paper session conducted at the meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL.
Cafaro, F., Panella, A., Lyons, L., Roberts, J., & Radinsky, J. (2013) I See You There! Developing Identity-Preserving Embodied Interaction for Museum Exhibits. Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 2013 ACM int’l conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA.
Roberts, J., Radinsky, J., Lyons, L., Cafaro, F. (2012, April) Co-Census: Designing an Interactive Museum Space to Prompt Negotiated Narratives of Ethnicity, Community, and Identity. In Josh Radinsky (Chair), Tools for Constructing Historical Narratives: Teaching African American and Latino Histories With GIS Census Maps. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Radinsky, J., Melendez, J., Roberts, J. (2012, April) Do the Data Strike Back? Students’ Presentations of Historical Narratives about Latino Communities using GIS. In Josh Radinsky (Chair), Tools for Constructing Historical Narratives: Teaching African American and Latino Histories With GIS Census Maps. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
J. Melendez, J. Roberts, J. Radinsky (2010, November). GIS census data browsers: Tools for constructing social and historical narratives. In A. Beveridge (Chair), New Directions in Historical GIS(1): Substantive Findings and Web-Based Resources. Paper session conducted at the meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL.

Conference Posters

Roberts, J., Banerjee, A., Matcuk, M., McGee, S., Horn, M. (2016). Uniting Big and Little Data to Understand Visitor Behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Visitor Studies Association, July 2016, Boston, MA.Click here to view poster.
Roberts, J., Cafaro, C., Kang, R., Vogt, K., Lyons, L., & Radinsky, J. (2013). That’s Me and That’s You: Museum visitors’ perspective-taking around an embodied interaction data map display. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Madison, WI, USA. 343-344. Click here to view poster.
Roberts, J., Lyons, L., Radinsky, J., Cafaro, F. (2012). Proceedings from ICLS 2012. Connecting Visitors to Exhibits through Design: Exploring United States census data with CoCensus. Sydney, Australia.
Cafaro, F., Lyons, L., Radinsky, J., and Roberts, J. 2010. RFID localization for tangible and embodied multi-user interaction with museum exhibits. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM international Conference Adjunct Papers on Ubiquitous Computing (Copenhagen, Denmark, September 26 - 29, 2010). Ubicomp '10. ACM, New York, NY, 397-398.

Doctoral Consortia

Museums and the Web (MW 2015). Designing Exhibit Interactivity to Support Group Exploration of Digital Data Chicago, Illinois.
Tangible, Embedded, & Embodied Interactions (TEI 2015). Exploring Effects of Full-body Control in Perspective-based Learning in an Interactive Museum Data Display. Palo Alto, California.
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2013). Designing an Interactive Exhibit for Exploring Complex Data in Informal Learning Environments. Madison, Wisconsin.