Jennifer Mankoff


Interests: Toolkits; Interaction Techniques; Ubiquitous Computing; Energy & Sustainability; Machine Learning, Assistive Technologies; Visualization; Peripheral Displays

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Jennifer Mankoff

Office: NSH 3612E
Admin: Marian D'Amico (NSH 3526 412 268 1215)
Phone: +1 (412) 567-7720
Fax: +1 (412) 268-1266
Admin: Katie Kolter

Human Computer Interaction Institute,
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891

Spring 2011 news

Personal informatics is a rapidly growing field that explores the value of collecting and displaying personally meaningful information to individuals. I will discuss opportunities for automatically collecting and exposing information using examples drawn from my work on automatically gathered information (such as keyboard and mouse data, or information about the accuracy of touch systems) as well as subjectively reported data (such as self-reports about green actions). I will explore how such information may change the user experience for the better, or motivate the user to change themselves.

Fall 2010 news

Best paper award at ASSETS 2010 for "Disability Studies as a source of critical inquiry for the field of Assistive Technology" (a position piece I co-wrote with Gillian Hayes and Devva Kasnitz).

I am teaching the introductory course for new Gradute Students Process and Theory this semester, class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 in the morning in 2609 NSH

Spring 2009 news

This semester, we are running a dorm competition for StepGreen.org at CMU. If you are a student at CMU you can participate (just signup at cmu.StepGreen.org. We have also revamped the website, adding user defined actions and discussions (anyone can sign up to try those out). You can learn more about this project at research.stepgreen.org

My group has just received funding from NSF and Google for a new project exploring how individuals with chronic illness engage with online resources. More about the project at chronicweb.wordpress.com

This semester, we are running a study of a social visualization on StepGreen.org. If you are a student at CMU or Wellesley you can participate (just signup at StepGreen.org. We have also revamped the website, adding user defined actions and discussions (anyone can sign up to try those out).

I am teaching the HCI CS mini this semester, class meets Mondays at 9 in the morning in 2609 NSH.

At CHI this year, my students will be presenting two papers (Ubigreen, joint with UW, and Reflections of everyday activities in spending data). I am co-running a workshop on sustainability.