Citizen Interaction Design and Its Implications for HCI – a talk by Cliff Lampe, UM

Hybrid-Com Arts Room 191 and Via Zoom 404 Wilson Rd, Room 191, East Lansing, MI, United States

Friday, September 13, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Room 191 ComArtSci Abstract: In this talk, he will describe the Citizen Interaction Design program, which partners with Michigan cities to conduct user experience research projects, connects students to information problems in civic contexts, and implements civic technology for a broad range of civic problems. Dr. Lampe will discuss the structure of this program, several projects that have been done in cities like Jackson, Detroit and Lansing, as well as the pedagogical outcomes of the work. Finally, he will connect this program to HCI research more broadly, and discuss next stages of this […]


Quello at the 47th TPRC

American University Washington College of Law 4300 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, Washington, DC, United States

Quello Researchers will present five papers at the 47th Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy in Washington, DC. Topics include communications policy and political participation, policies to narrow the digital divide in distressed communities, international comparisons of online political expression, 5G policy, and next generation internet innovation.

Where is Digital Technology’s Ralph Nader? A talk by Kentaro Toyama

Room 155 404 Wilson Road, Room 155, East Lansing, MI, United States WATCH THE LIVE STREAMUntil the mid-1960s, the automobile industry cared little for safety regulation. That changed in 1966 when the United States passed the National Traffic and Motor Vehicles Safety Act, which then House Speaker John McCormack credited to the "crusading spirit of one individual who believed he could do something... Ralph Nader." Today, we are faced with a digital technology industry that appears to care little for regulation, worrying that any constraints will dampen innovation. Yet, despite mounting concerns about technology's role in destroying privacy, eroding mental health, increasing inequality, and even threatening democracy itself, regulation is slow […]


Communication Regulatory Science: Optimizing Hookah Tobacco Public Education Messages to Reduce Young Adult Use

Room 155 404 Wilson Road, Room 155, East Lansing, MI, United States

A talk by Glenn Leshner, University of Oklahoma Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in CAS 145 Communication regulatory science (CRS) is “communication research that uses validated techniques, tools, and models to inform regulatory actions that promote optimal communication outcomes and benefit the public” (Noar, et al, 2019). An example of CRS research is provided in the context of hookah smoking behavior. Hookah tobacco use is a public health concern because it poses substantial health risks, promotes addiction, and is associated with progression to cigarette smoking. Based on our literature review and pilot testing, we identified message […]


IMPhD & Quello Center present: Lanier Holt, The Ohio State University

Room 155 404 Wilson Road, Room 155, East Lansing, MI, United States Is there anything that can be done? Examining the effect media messages have on race and perception. Very little of what we know about the world today comes from reality. Increasingly what fills the gap between what we know, and come to believe, comes from media messages. Media scholars have long known first-hand experience/reality offset almost all media effects. However, recent research has also shown that racial discussions are rare, and even on social media, people are more likely to self-select themselves into racially homogenous enclaves than to have a diverse network of friends. This presentation discusses the status […]