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Alexis Hiniker

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News

UW News profiled Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker’s research on how apps’ design affects kids’ interactions with devices and with their parents. Hiniker, who presented two papers at the recent CHI conference in Montreal, said design choices are key to whether apps enhance kids’ lives or disrupt them. “Kids are going to consume content,” she said. “If they’re going to consume content it should be high-quality.”

Speaking of CHI, Ph.D. student Benji Xie shared his thoughts from his first conference on human-computer interaction in a post on Medium.

iSchool faculty members Jason Yip and Jin Ha Lee recently were awarded grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. One of the grants will fund Yip and Lee’s work on a three-year project to promote the concept of co-design in libraries; the other will support Lee’s research on archiving video game artifacts.

Assistant Professor Anna Lauren Hoffmann shared a thought-provoking piece on Medium, “Data Violence and How Bad Engineering Choices Can Damage Society.” The article was featured on the Medium home page.

Assistant Professor Katie Davis was a guest on the No Such Thing podcast. Davis discussed digital badges.

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