[2019-12-06] Prof. Gary Hsieh, University of Washington, "Designing Technologies to Support Positive Behavior Change"

Poster:Post date:2019-11-22
Title: Designing Technologies to Support Positive Behavior Change
Date: 2019-12-06 3:40pm-5:00pm
Location: R102, CSIE
Speaker: Prof. Gary Hsieh, University of Washington
Hosted by: Prof. Jane Hsu


In the past, understanding users in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) focused on cognition (how we think), so that technologies could be designed with appropriate metaphors and affordances to maximize usability. However, more recently, it has become apparent that understanding motivations (why we do or do not perform certain actions) is also a critical part of understanding users. With this knowledge, we can design technologies to increase and improve behaviors that benefit users and society.
In this talk, I will present a number of projects my research team and I have worked on to understand, design and build technologies to support behavior change. This includes our research on motivators to encourage online participation, crowdsourcing for behavior change planning, conversational agents for reflection, and behavior change design sprint for theory-driven design.
Gary Hsieh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at University of Washington. Using a blend of skills in engineering and expertise in social sciences, he studies and designs technologies to help people improve their lives and their societies. He has over 18 years of experience in the field of human computer interaction (HCI) and UX, and has received multiple best paper rewards and honorable mentions for research published at top tier HCI conferences. He received his PhD from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award and is currently a Fulbright Scholar. 

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