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May 30, 2017

Sensors for Future VR Applications

International Image Sensor Workshop (IISW)

In this paper, we provide examples of some tracking and mapping functions of virtual reality sensors that illustrate the critical requirements and performance metrics. The sensor performance, form factor, power, and data bandwidth are the main challenges in a battery powered, always on VR devices.

By: Chiao Liu, Michael Hall, Renzo De Nardi, Nicholas Trail, Richard Newcombe
May 6, 2017

Paradigm shift from Human Computer Interaction to Integration

Computer Human Interaction (CHI)

In 1960, JCR Licklider forecast three phases: human- computer interaction, human-computer symbiosis, and ultra-intelligent machines. Human-computer symbiosis or what we call “integration” is already well under way. This SIG will discuss how the CHI community should think about the paradigm shift from interaction to integration as designers, practitioners, researchers, and as a society.

By: Umer Farooq, Jonathan T. Grudin
April 24, 2017

Connective recovery in social networks after the death of a friend

Nature Human Behavior

Most individuals have few close friends, leading to potential isolation after a friend’s death. Do social networks heal to fill the space left by the loss? We conduct such a study of self-healing and resilience in social networks.

By: William Hobbs, Moira Burke
April 3, 2017

Understanding Short-term Changes in Online Activity Sessions

World Wide Web (WWW)

Using data from the online social networking site Facebook, we uncover temporal patterns at a much smaller time scale: within individual sessions.

By: Farshad Kooti, Karthik Subbian, Winter Mason, Lada Adamic, Kristina Lerman
February 22, 2017

Automatic Alt-text: Computer-generated Image Descriptions for Blind Users on a Social Network Service

CSCW

This paper covers the design and deployment of an automatic alt-text (AAT), a system that applies computer vision technology to identify faces, objects, and themes from photos to generate photo alt-text for screen reader users on Facebook.

By: Shaomei Wu, Jeffrey Wieland, Omid Farivar, Julie Schiller
December 16, 2016

The Paradox of Weak Ties in 55 Countries

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

This is the first paper to use a single dataset and methodology to compare the importance of weak ties across countries.

By: Laura K. Gee, Jason J. Jones, Christopher J. Fariss, Moira Burke, James H. Fowler
October 31, 2016

Online Social Integration is Associated with Reduced Mortality Risk

PNAS

We reference 12 million social media profiles against California Department of Public Health vital records and use longitudinal statistical models to assess whether social media use is associated with longer life.

By: William Hobbs, Moira Burke, Nicholas Christakis, James H. Fowler
August 1, 2016

Promoting Connection: Designing Social Media Experiences to Support People with Eating Disorders

International Conference on Design & Emotion 2016

This paper explores ways to address the emotional needs of social media users through designing experiences that (a) make people feel seen and heard by focusing on their suffering and emotions rather than their eating behaviors; (b) help people feel they belong by focusing on activities and opportunities that enable connection with themselves and things they value; and (c) help people feel in control by focusing on resources and information to receive support or take steps toward recovery.

By: Jennifer Guadagno, Valerie Chao, Vanessa Callison-Burch
July 27, 2016

The Relationship Between Facebook Use and Well-Being Depends on Communication Type and Tie Strength

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

An extensive literature shows that social relationships influence psychological well-being, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We test predictions about online interactions and well-being made by theories of belongingness, relationship maintenance, relational investment, social support, and social comparison.

By: Moira Burke, Robert Kraut
July 23, 2016

HapticWave: Directional Surface Vibrations using Wave-Field Synthesis

SIGGRAPH 2016

HapticWave is a novel haptic technology that delivers directional haptic sensations generated on a flat surface to the user, without requiring him/her to wear a physical device.

By: Ravish Mehra, Christoph Hohnerlein, David Perek, Elia Gatti, Riccardo DeSalvo, Sean Keller