I'm starting as an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. I design and study new methods, tools and technologies that enable users to interact with information in more natural and powerful ways, and also make it easier for designers to engineer more usable and effective interfaces.
Previously, I was a Visiting Researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich.
I'm setting up a new human-computer interaction lab in the areas of interface engineering, ubiquitous computing, and crowdsourcing. I'm looking for people who share my vision and interests in designing, building, and studying novel user interfaces, powered not only by technology, but also by people. If you are interested in working with me, send me an email (undergrads, PhD students, postdocs, interns).
"Most people are trying to improve technology with more technology. I'm particularly interested in improving technology with more people."
I'm starting the Michigan Information Interaction Lab. My vision for this lab is to become a "living lab" where people and technology come together and generate, experience and share information in ways that were previously not possible, even with the latest and smartest technology available today. This lab features emerging interactive technologies and devices—powered and enhanced by humans. This includes both the users present in the lab as well as online crowds remotely participating in the interaction and even facilitating some of it by acting on behalf of the users and devices. This lab will be an incubator for new interactive things. We study novel interfaces as well as the methods and tools to create them. Through our extensive outreach effort, people outside the lab engage with the research and the researchers in the lab.
Initially, we have two primary research directions:
Using my Swiss NSF mobility grant at CMU, I investigated ways of orchestrating multiple devices and crowds to enable complex information seeking, sensemaking and productivity tasks on small mobile and wearable devices. I also contributed to the Google IoT project led by CMU. This work led to three papers at ACM CHI 2016:
September Starting as Assistant Professor at UMSI. Teaching Interaction Design Studio SI 482.
May Accepted Assistant Professor position at UMSI. Attended CHI'16 in San Jose, CA. Participated in microproductivity and cross-surface workshops. Led Systems@CHI lunch. Chaired end-user programming session. Presented WearWrite (video) and XDBrowser (video).
April Joined HCOMP'16 PC.
October Joined EICS'16 PC.
July Published WearWrite tech report.
February Started working at CMU HCII.
You can reach me by email via email@example.com.
If you are interested in my work, please feel free to follow me on Twitter @michinebeling.