CHIMe: Communication between Humans and Interactive Media
The vision of the Communication between Humans and Interactive Media (CHIMe) Lab is:
To rapidly advance theory, assessment, and design of how individuals and groups behave, feel, and think toward interactive media, research must be general, psychologically informed, quantitatively grounded, complementary to partners, near-term informed, and broadly disseminated.
My research areas (with the exception of my work on multitasking) are all informed by the notion that people's relationship with technology is fundamentally social. That is, people use the same rules and heuristics when interacting with technologies that they use when interacting with people.
The dominant research methods employed in the lab are laboratory experiments and field experiments, although the multitasking research does sometimes use surveys.
The primary research domains of CHIMe are:
- Automobile Interfaces
- Mobile Interfaces
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Cognitive and Social Effects of Multitasking
- Adaptive and Personalized Systems
- Voice Interfaces
Car interfaces as social actors
Interfaces for autonomous automobiles
Robots in cars
Communication between automobiles
Cellphone as social actor
Psychology of location
"You Use More than You can See" (YUMYS)
Innovative interfaces for mobile technology
Search and rescue robotics
Robot as social actor, social medium, or pure medium
Psychology of embodiment
Robots and voices
Cognitive control and chronic multitasking
Chronic multitasking and decision-making
Chronic multitasking adn effects on school performance
Social aspects of adaptation
Social psychology of personalization
See Wired for speech for representative studies
KGC: Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory
I am a founder and co-director of the Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory at Stanford University. The vision of KGC is:
To ensure sustainable prosperity for all individuals and communities, there must be integrated creation and engagement with charismatic individuals, trans-disciplinary research, clinical application, and committed communication.
CARS: Center for Automotive Research at Stanford
I am a founder and co-director of CARS. The vision of CARS is:
By creating a community of faculty and students from a range of disciplines at Stanford with leading industry researchers, we can radically re-envision the automobile for unprecedented levels of safety, performance, and enjoyment.
The mission of CARS is:
To discover, build, and deploy the critical ideas and innovations for the next generations of cars and drivers.