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Noura Howell
The BioSENSE Lab has three papers accepted to CHI 2019 (ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), reflecting a range of perspectives and approaches to studying biosensing technologies. PDF versions of the papers are available below: Design & Privacy Richmond Y. Wong and Deirdre K. Mulligan. 2019. Bringing Design to the Privacy Table: Broadening “Design” in “Privacy...
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Two women sit on a red bench and calmly listen to the sounds of their heartbeats.
BioSENSE PhD candidate Noura Howell and Professor Kimiko Ryokai received a grant from the Center for Long Term Cybersecurity for her project the Heart Sounds Bench. A paper is forthcoming at CHI 2019 (pdf) and she is excited to continue developing the project! From CLTC’s award listing: Speculating “Smart City” Cybersecurity with the Heart Sounds...
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An illustrated hand holds a menstrual cup with blood in it. The cup appears to be outfitted with sensors.
BioSENSE PhD candidates Richmond Wong and Noura Howell along with postdoctoral scholar Sarah Fox and interdisciplinary neuroethics major and graphic designer Franchesca Spektor received a second year of funding from the Center for Technology, Society, & Policy jointly with the Center for Long Term Cybersecurity for their work on menstrual biosensing. From the project description, Engaging Expert Stakeholders about the Future...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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