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Three BioSENSE Papers at CHI 2019

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 […]

An illustrated hand holds a menstrual cup with blood in it. The cup appears to be outfitted with sensors.

BioSENSE Researchers Receive Continued CTSP-CLTC Funding for Menstrual Biosensing Project

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 […]

Engaging Technologists to Reflect on Privacy Using Design Workbooks

This post summarizes a research paper, Eliciting Values Reflections by Engaging Privacy Futures Using Design Workbooks, co-authored with Deirdre Mulligan, Ellen Van Wyk, John Chuang, and James Pierce. The paper will be presented at the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) on Monday November 5th (in the afternoon Privacy in Social Media session). Full […]

PhyCS 2018 Best Student Paper Award: Exploring the Feasibility and Performance of One-step Three-factor Authentication with Ear-EEG

Authors Max T. Curran, Nick Merrill, Swapan Gandhi, John Chuang Abstract Multi-factor authentication presents a robust method to secure our private information, but typically requires multiple actions by the user resulting in a high cost to usability and limiting adoption. A usable system should also be unobtrusive and inconspicuous. We present and discuss a system […]

Two BioSENSE Papers at DIS ’18 (ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems)

BioSENSE researchers will be presenting two papers at the 2018 ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) Conference next week. A paper by Richmond Wong, Nick Merrill, and John Chuang entitled When BCIs have APIs: Design Fictions of Everyday Brain-Computer Interface Adoption uses design fiction methods to think about the potential social implications of brain-computer interfaces as they […]

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 […]