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CHI 2018 Paper: Tensions of Data-Driven Reflection: A Case Study of Real-Time Emotional Biosensing

Authors Noura Howell, Laura Devendorf, Tomás Alfonso Vega Gálvez, Rundong Tian, Kimiko Ryokai Abstract Biosensing displays, increasingly enrolled in emotional reflection, promise authoritative insight by presenting users’ emotions as discrete categories. Rather than machines interpreting emotions, we sought to explore an alternative with emotional biosensing displays in which users formed their own interpretations and felt […]

BioSENSE Researchers Receive CTSP-CLTC Grant on Menstrual Biosensing Survival Guide

Richmond Wong, Noura Howell, and Sarah Fox have received a joint grant from the Berkeley Center for Technology, Society & Policy (CTSP) and Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) for their project Menstrual Biosensing Survival Guide. From the project description, Biosensing technologies are increasingly present, predicting bodily or emotional health and offering promises of improved efficiency […]

Arts Research Center Fellowship on Biosensing in Urban Space

PhD Student Noura Howell and Prof. Greg Niemeyer are participating in the Arts Research Center Fellowship to develop their project proposal FEELER/CRAWLER/OCTOPET. This project explores an alternative vision of urban sensing inspired by the dérive or unstructured wandering of the Situationists. Through these walks the Situationists sought to break out of routines and experience life […]

CSCW 2018 (Online First) Paper Published: “Eliciting Values Reflections by Engaging Privacy Futures Using Design Workbooks”

  Richmond Wong, Deirdre Mulligan, Ellen Van Wyk, James Pierce, and John Chuang published a paper in CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work) 2018’s online-first publication, in the Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. The paper, titled “Eliciting Values Reflections by Engaging Privacy Futures Using Design Workbooks,” presents a case study where a set of […]

Interrogating Biosensing in Everyday Life Workshop at Designing Interactive Systems

Nick Merrill, Richmond Wong, Noura Howell, Luke Stark, Lucian Leahu, and Dawn Nafus hosted a workshop on Biosensing in Everyday Life at the ACM Designing Interactive Systems conference (DIS 2017). From the workshop website: Biosensing, by which we mean sensors measuring human physiological and behavioral data, is becoming pervasive throughout daily life: beyond wristwatches that […]