The workshop is organized by the following people:
Shaowen Bardzell is an Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Design in the School of Informatics at Indiana University. She specializes in socio-cultural computing, with an emphasis on emotional, intimate, and embodied experiences, a series of research themes that contribute to the broader agenda of feminist HCI that she is developing.
Elizabeth Churchill is a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research where she manages the Internet Experiences research group. She has published on implicit learning, human-agent systems, mixed initiative dialogue systems, social aspects of information seeking, mediated communication and collaboration, and digital archive and memory. Elizabeth writes a column for ACM interactions, and is the current VP of ACM SigCHI.
Jeffrey Bardzell is an Associate Professor of HCI/Design and new media at the School of Informatics in Indiana University. He brings a humanist perspective to HCI and is known for developing a theory of interaction criticism. His other HCI specialties include aesthetic interaction, user experience design, amateur multimedia design theory and practice, and digital creativity.
Jodi Forlizzi is an Associate Professor of Design and Human-Computer Interaction and the A. Nico Habermann Chair of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, PA. Her research and practice center on notification systems ranging from peripheral displays to embodied robots, with a special focus on the social behavior evoked by these systems.
Beki Grinter is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She uses empirical methods to explore how we can support people interactions with systems and each other through systems. This research lies at the intersection of several different research communities including computer supported cooperative work, human computer interaction, sociology, software engineering and ubiquitous computing.
Deborah Tatar is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Psychology at Virginia Tech. She is also a member of the Program for Women and Gender Studies. She was a founding member of the CSCW conference, editing the 1988 and 1990 proceedings. She is a member of MatriCHI and has held many positions in the CHI community, including workshop co-chair for CHI 2006 and doctoral consortium co-chair in 2007.