Organizers

Marta E. Cecchinato is a Lecturer in HCI at Northumbria University. She researches the impact that mobile technologies have on people’s productivity and wellbeing, especially around work-life balance. Her work emphasizes understanding strategies that people put into place through technology to increase their sense of control and reduce negative effects such as stress. She has experience in running research workshops and helping to organize CHI as Technical Program Chair assistant in 2018.

John Rooksby is a Lecturer in Computer & Information Sciences at Northumbria University. His research focuses on everyday user-experiences with technology, particularly in the context of digital health and wellbeing. His prior work has considered personal tracking of screen time, and more recently he has been focusing on technology and mental health. He has experience in organizing interdisciplinary workshops, including prior workshops at CHI on personal tracking, and the latest research workshop focusing on technology, physical activity and mental health.

Alexis Hiniker is an Assistant Professor in HCI for Social Good at the University of Washington Information School. She studies the ways in which consumer-facing technologies exploit and manipulate their users and the design of more respectful alternatives, particularly for children. She has conducted a number of studies to understand compulsive device use, and she has designed, built, and evaluated several systems to promote digital self-regulation.

Sean Munson is an Associate Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on how people interact with personal data to make sense of themselves and help achieve their goals. Previously, Sean has studied how people engage with diverse political information online and how image search results can affect people’s perceptions of genders in different professions. In his research, teaching, and service, Sean works to connect researchers and practitioners in the HCI and health communities.

Kai Lukoff is a PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. He researches how to leverage psychology to design technologies that foster health and well-being. He has published on what kinds of smartphone use cases people find to be meaningful or not. His current research addresses how people can architect their physical and digital environment to align their smartphone use with their values. He also understands the industry perspective, with 6 years of experience as a product manager at mobile internet startups.

Luigina Ciolfi is Professor of Human Centred Computing at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research focuses on people’s experience of technology in the physical world, notions of space and place and situated conduct, and practices of mobility in context. She is interested in exploring the digitally-mediated practices and experiences of workers in the collaborative economy. She is an expert workshop organizer and facilitator, having run successful workshops at CHI, CSCW, PDC, ECSCW, Communities and Technologies, and COOP international conferences.

Anja Thieme is a HCI Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge. She creates and studies novel applications and interaction techniques that can positively transform people’s social and emotional lives – independent of socio-economic background, personal ability or age. She successfully (co-)organized 8 workshops, including two on wellbeing for DIS 2012 + CHI 2015; and was a guest editor for the IJHCS 2014 Special Issue on ‘Designing for emotional wellbeing’.

Daniel Harrison is a PhD student at the University College London Interaction Centre, working on how people integrate and use tracking technologies in their everyday lives. His particular interest is in understanding people’s situated, long-term use of personal informatics systems and how this changes over time. He was previously a co-organizer of the Ubicomp‘15 Sencity 2 workshop.