Jodi Forlizzi, associate professor of human-computer interaction and design, has been named to the CHI Academy — an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the HCI field.
Members are selected based on cumulative contributions to the HCI field, impact on the field through development of new research directions and/or innovations, influence on the work of others, and participation in the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group in Computer–Human Interaction. Forlizzi joins four current HCII faculty members in the CHI Academy: Scott Hudson, Sara Kiesler, Robert E. Kraut, and Brad Myers.
Forlizzi’s work in the field of interaction design ranges from understanding the limits of human attention to understanding how products and services evoke social behavior. She designs and researches systems ranging from peripheral displays to social and assistive robots and the interfaces that control them. Forlizzi has also applied her design research thinking to new research topics including big data, healthcare, and service design.