I study sociotemporality to understand how people in distributed work teams think about and collectively orient themselves to time. One critical arena where temporal representations are especially understudied is in the field of humanitarian crisis response where time literally can make the difference between life, death, suffering, mass migration, material loss, and societal upheaval. Data with uncertain provenance, attributes, and classifications is too often the stock in trade of global, broad scale emergency response.
As a Digital Humanitarian Network participant-researcher, I design new ways to produce real-time crisis response data through online crowdsourcing + collective intelligence.
My professional expertise and academic research centers on:
• Human-Computer Interaction
• Social Computing
• Socio-Technical Theory
• Computer-supported Cooperative Work
• Human-Centered Design
Here are some select examples of professional projects I led prior to graduate school: