I'm leading a multi-phase design effort to improve access to and use of high performance computing environments.
I'm leading the design of a web application that helps researchers share sensitive data by adding "noise" to the data using differential privacy.
Dataverse is open source software, running over 67 installations worldwide. I lead UX research and design efforts, including running story mapping sessions to plan the integration of new features.
I worked with two startup founders, an entrepreneur and a law professor, to define, design, and launch a web application designed to promote civil discourse on divisive topics.
Catapult.org is a Webby-nominated crowdfunding website devoted to projects that improve the lives of girls and women worldwide. I worked with Catapult's founding team from concept through launch.
Shown: "MFan" concept for enhancing a visit to Boston's MFA, by Matt Salerno
I teach digital media graduate students research and modeling techniques for understanding people, environments, and information needs. Students design, prototype, and test possible solutions.
Shown: "Explaining Henry: A 46 Year Quest to Produce a Male Heir" by Gil Pocaterra, "Evolution of Female Participation in the Summer Olympics" by Natasha Taylor
Students learn to analyze data and tell stories using visualization and illustration.
Shown: Pet2Vet app process by Rachel Newborn
I advise graduate digital media students concentrating in interaction design on their research and demonstration projects (over 35 to date!).
Shown: Memory Box by Tia Thompson
I teach introductory user-centered interaction and UI design principles through project work. Students conduct research, develop prototypes, design the user interface, and test a basic responsive web site.
Morgan Kaufman, 2013, with Deborah Levinson
This book helps web application developers improve interfaces by explaining visual characteristics and how they affect understanding. It provides a framework and criteria for making design decisions that are appealing and communicate and clearly. Published in English and Chinese. doi.org/10.1016/C2012-0-00687-4 | Goodreads | Amazon
Debby and I ran workshops based on the principles in the book at the International UXPA conference and Boston CHI.
This poster explains why and how we applied the persona creation process to installations of the Dataverse open source repository software. Presented at the Information Architecture 2021 conference.
Forthcoming. In The 3rd International Workshop on Practical Reproducible Evaluation of Systems (P-RECS). A. Trisovic, P. Durbin, T. Schlatter, G. Durand, S. Barbosa, D. Brooke, M. CrosasThe paper explains the current situation for researchers, and how we address it in Dataverse software.
Decipher Vol. 1., 2019, by Jessica Barness and Amy Papaelias with Tania Schlatter
Speculative essay about possibilities for design research repositories.
Archived Nimble Partners blog with essays, news, presentations, and portfolio posts from 2008-2014.
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