Jessica Ann Roberts

Publications

Thank you for your interest in my work. You can click here to download a PDF version of my CV.

Please feel free to contact me at jarobert-/AT/-cs(dot)cmu(dot)edu.

2018

Roberts, J., Crowley, K., & Louw, M. (2018) Creating a Visual Representation of Expert Strategies to Inform the Design of Digital Tools for Citizen Science. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. London, UK.Click here to view poster.
Roberts, J. and Lyons, L. (2018) Scoring Qualitative Informal Learning Dialogue: The SQuILD Method for Measuring Museum Learning Talk. Paper re-presented by invitation at the Alliance Best Paper Session, London Festival of Learning. London, UK.
Roberts, J., Banerjee, A., Hong, A., McGee, S., Horn, M., Matcuk, M. (2018) Digital Exhibit Labels in Museums: Promoting Visitor Engagement with Cultural Artifacts. In Proceedings of ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. 623). ACM. Best Paper Honorable Mention
Jorion, N., Roberts, J., Bowers, A., Tissenbaum, M., Lyons, L., Kumar, V., Berland, M. (2018). Uncovering Patterns in Constructionist Collaborative Learning Activities via Cluster Analysis of Museum Exhibit Log Files. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Researchers Association.

2017

Roberts, J., and Lyons, L. (2017). 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, 12(4), 343-376. DOI 10.1007/s11412-017-9262-x
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
Roberts, J. (2017). Understanding Learning Through, With, and About Data. Early Career Workshop at the International Conference of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Roberts, J., Hall, A., Goldman, S.R. (2017) Learning Sciences. In K. Peppler (Ed.), SAGE Encyclopedia of Out of School Learning.
McGee, S., Roberts, J., Banerjee, A., Foong, E., Matcuk, M., Horn, M. (2017). Designing Digital Rails to Foster Scientific Curiosity around Museum Collections. Annual meeting of the American Educational Researchers Association
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.

2016

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. (2016). Connecting Visitors to Data: Exploring Tools for Mediating Learning Talk at an Interactive Museum Exhibit. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, Illinois.

2015

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.. (2015). Exploring Effects of Full-body Control in Perspective-based Learning in an Interactive Museum Data Display. Doctoral Consortium at the Conference of Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interactions. Palo Alto, California. ACM.
Roberts, J.. (2015). Designing Exhibit Interactivity to Support Group Exploration of Digital Data. Graduate Student Consortium at Museums and the Web. Chicago, Illinois.

2014

Roberts, J., Lyons, L., Cafaro, F., & Eydt, R. (2014). 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.
Cafaro, F., Lyons, L., Kang, R., Radinsky, J., Roberts, J., & Vogt, K. (2014). Framed guessability: using embodied allegories to increase user agreement on gesture sets. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (pp. 197-204). ACM.
Cafaro, F., Lyons, L., Roberts, J., & Radinsky, J. (2014). The uncanny valley of embodied interaction design. In Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp. 1075-1078). 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.

2013

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., 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. (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.
Roberts, J. (2013). Designing an Interactive Exhibit for Exploring Complex Data in Informal Learning Environments. Doctoral Consortium at the International Conference of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL Madison, Wisconsin.

2012 and earlier

Roberts, J., Lyons, L., Radinsky, J., Cafaro, F. (2012). Connecting Visitors to Exhibits through Design: Exploring United States census data with CoCensus. In Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Sydney, Australia.
Roberts, J., Radinsky, J., Lyons, L., Cafaro, F. (2012) 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) 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.
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.
Cafaro, F., Lyons, L., Radinsky, J., & 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.
Melendez, J., Roberts, J., & Radinsky, J. (2010). 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.