Sarah D'Angelo: Designing Gaze Visualizations for Remote Collaboration and Learning @ Pless Hall, 7th Floor, ALT Conference Room 785

02/22/2018 10:00 am – 02/22/2018 11:00 am
Designing Gaze Visualizations for Remote Collaboration and Learning
Sarah D’Angelo, Northwestern University
Thursday, February 22, 10:00AM-11:00AM
Pless Hall, 7th Floor, ALT Conference Room 785
Technological advances are improving our ability to work and learn together, even when separated by distance. However, distributed learning environments and online education platforms lack many of the rich interpersonal cues that we take for granted in co-located learning. For example, it is difficult for teachers to understand what students are paying attention to without a clear indication about where they are looking. In this talk, I will present my research on designing, implementing, and evaluating shared gaze visualizations, which display where remote participants are looking in a shared workspace. I describe how shared gaze visualizations can be designed to support effective collaboration and learning. I then demonstrate how gaze-based interventions can contribute to our understanding of the ways in which students engage with content in a distance learning scenario. Finally, I discuss opportunities to extend this work into informal learning environments as well as augmented and virtual reality environments.
Sarah D’Angelo is a PhD candidate in the Technology and Social Behavior, a joint program in Computer Science and Communication Studies, at Northwestern University. Prior to Northwestern, she received her bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science at UC San Diego. Sarah’s research focuses on designing and evaluating systems gaze-based visualizations in distributed environments to support collaboration and learning. She has published her research in top-tier venues including CHI, ICLS, CSCL, IDC, and CSCW. Her research is generously supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Google PhD Fellowship in HCI.