Dr. Jennifer Mankoff is a Professor in the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She earned her B.A. at Oberlin College and her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research enhances the human experience with technology. Her goal is to combine empirical methods with technological innovation to construct middleware (tools and processes) that can enable the creation of impactful applications. Most recently, this work has focused on 3D printing and its potential for creating custom assistive technologies for people with disabilities.
My bachelor’s of arts was done at Oberlin College, where I was a member of two great societies — FOO and ACM. I received my Ph.D. as a member of the Future Computing Environments research group in the College of Computingat Georgia Tech , Gregory Abowd and Scott Hudson were my advisors. I then spent three formative years at UC Berkeley as an Assistant Professor working with the I/O group.My “Academic genealogy” on the Abowd side.
I love to teach, and have put significant time into curriculum development over the years.
CLASSES DEVELOPED FOR AND TAUGHT AT CMU
- I am currently developing a new course on data centric computing, called The Data Pipeline. The course is accessible to novice programmers and includes a series of tutorials that can support independent online learning.
- I helped to redesign the HCI Masters course User Centered Research and Evaluation, specificalyl bringing a real world focus to our skills teaching around contextual inquiry
- I developed an online course specifically for folks who want to know enough program to be able to prototype simple interfaces (targeted at our incoming masters students). The course is available free online at CMU’s Open Learning Initiativeunder “Media Programming”
- I developed and taught the Environment and Society course over the last five years. This was a project oriented course that took a very multifaceted look at the role of technology in solving environmental problems.
- I helped to develop a reading course that is required for our PhD students to ensure that they have depth in technical HCI: CS Mini
- Assistive Technology: I developed and taught one of the first Assistive Technology courses in the country (specifically from an HCI perspective), and I used a service learning model to do so. Original class
- I have helped to revamp Process and Theory over the years, a skills course intended for our first year PhD students.
Other Thoughts and Links
Things I love
|Picture of my children, Kavi and Elena||Artwork I’ve done||My ergonomic viola|
|My Husband||My dogs: Demi, Nugget, Gryffin|
A full list of conference and journal publications can be found at this DBLP page . The list below is all freely downloadable ACM publications as of 6/19/15
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Conferences and Journals (from ACM Authorizer Service, last updated 12/17/15)
CHI EA ’06 CHI ’06 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2006
CHI EA ’00 CHI ’00 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2000
An architecture and interaction techniques for handling ambiguity in recognition-based
input. Jennifer Mankoff. Committee Gregory D. Abowd (Advisor), Scott E. Hudson, Elizabeth D. Mynatt, Mark Guzdial, Thomas Moran (pdf)
IIC: Information in Context. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. Jennifer Mankoff. Oberlin College. Advisor: Professor Rhys Price Jones. (pdf)
Jennifer Mankoff and Anind K. Dey, “From Conception to Design: A
practical guide to designing ambient displays,” In Public and Situated Displays, K. O’Hara et al., eds. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
G. Smith, A. Grow, C. Liu, L. Albaugh, J. Mankoff and J. McCann. “Threadsteading: A single-line, two-player, territory-control game for quilting and embroidery machines.” In alt.ctrl.GDC 2016.
Workshop Participation and Posters
Patrick W. Brady, MD, MSc, Eric Kirkendall, MD, MBI, Kathleen Walsh, MD, MPH, Kristen Timmons, BA, BS, Jennifer Mankoff, PhD, Xin Lei, Mike Zender, Andrew Davis, BS, Heather Kaplan, MD, MSCE. 2015 Academy for Healthcare Improvement Annual Meeting, “Developing an end-user designed data display for oxygen trends: an ethnographic study”
T. Dillahunt & J. Mankoff, Social Sharing and Engagement Around Community Energy Monitoring. BECC 2012 Lightning Presentation
K. Waldman; advised by K. Kuksenok and J. Mankoff, Use of Internet resources by individuals with Lyme Disease. RESNA 2010.
V. Hanson, L. Gibson, J. Mankoff, S. Kiesler, J. Richards, Grass Roots Distributed Healthcare. Panel presentation for Grand Challenges in Computing Research 2010, April, 2010
J. Mankoff, S. Kiesler, K. Kuksenok, and K. Waldman, Uncertainty in chronic illness and patients’ online experiences, In Proceedings of WISH’10
T. Dillahunt, J. Mankoff, J. Forlizi, A proposed framework for assessing environmental sustainability in the HCI community. Presented at the workshop on Examining Appropriation, Re-Use, and Maintenance of Sustainability, CHI ’10
K. Rector, with J. Mankoff and S. Hudson, Prototyping custom devices using infrared communication, Grace Hopper Celebration 2009, poster session from DREU.
K. Kuksenok, K. Waldman, J. Mankoff, S. Kiesler, and M.A. Sevick, Conflict and care: how conflict affects individuals with chronic illness, Grace Hopper Celebration 2009, Technical Poster
K. Kuksenok, J. Mankoff, End-user moderation of cognitive accessibility in online communities: Case study of brain fog in the Lyme community. In Proceedings of ASSETS 2009, pp. 233-234.
J. Mankoff, J. Teevan, B. Bederson, G. D. Abowd. Organized Invited Discussion: Real Life and Real Work: Real Experiences Negotiating the Competing Needs of Illness, Disability, Children, and Work. CHI 2009
E. Blevis, E. M. Huang, J. Mankoff, L. P. Nathan, B. Tomlinson. Workshop on: Defining the role of HCI in the challenges of sustainability. CHI 2009.
T. Dillahunt, G. Becker, J. Mankoff, R. Kraut. Motivating environmentally sustainable behavior changes with a virtual polar bear. Presented at the workshop on Pervasive Persuasive Technology and Environmental Sustainability, Pervasive’08.
Froehlich, J., Consolvo, S., Dillahunt, T., Harrison, B., Klasnja, P., Mankoff, J., Landay, J. UbiGreen: Using Mobile Phones as a Persuasive Technology to Affect Daily Transportation Practices. Abstract accepted for presentation at Behavior, Energy and Climate Change, November, 2008.
J. Hasbrouck, T. Igoe, J. Mankoff and A. Woodruff. Ubiquitous Sustainability: Technologies for Green Values Workshop, Proc. Ubicomp 2007, pp. 567-568. (workshop website)
J. Mankoff, E. Blevis, A. Borning, B. Friedman, S. R. Fussell, J. Hasbrouck, A. Woodruff and P. Sengers. SIG: Environmental sustainability and interaction. CHI 2007 SIG, Extended Abstracts of CHI 2007. pp. 2121-2124
J. Mankoff. Case study of Service-Learning for HCI: Practical guidelines for successful integration. Experience Report, Extended abstracts of CHI 2006. pp. 201-206. (pdf)
J. Mankoff. Applying ethics to the practice, research, and teaching of Human Computer Interaction.Presented at the CHI 2006 workshop on Reflective HCI: Articulating a Research Agenda for Critical Practice Montreal, CA, April, 2006.
S. Davidoff, C. Bloomberg, I. A. R. Li, J. Mankoff and S. R. Fussell. The book as user interface: lowering the entry cost to email for elders. Extended Abstracts of CHI 2005 (Poster). pp. 1331-1334. (ACM DOI)
S. Davidoff, S. Carter and J. Mankoff. Can Early-Stage Tools and Techniques for Iterative
Design Help Researchers Understand a Problem Space? Presented at the Pervasive 2005 UbiApp Workshop (“What makes for good application-led research in ubiquitous computing”). Munich, Germany, May 2005.
Jennifer Mankoff and Scott Carter. “Crossing Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation in the Domain of Ubiquitous Computing.” Presented at the CHI 2005 Workshop on Usage Analysis: Combining logging and qualitative methods. Portland, OR, April 2005.
Tara Matthews and Jennifer Mankoff, “A Toolkit for Evaluating Peripheral Awareness.” Presented at the CHI 2005 Workshop on Awareness Systems. Portland, OR, April 2005.
Scott Lederer, Jennifer Mankoff, Anind K. Dey, Towards a Deconstruction of the
Privacy Space. Presented at the UBICOMP 2003 Workshop on Ubicomp
Communities: Privacy as Boundary Negotiation, October 12, 2003. (pdf)
Morgan Ames, Chinmayi Bettadapur, Anind K. Dey and Jennifer Mankoff, “Healthy Cities Ambient Displays,” Student poster and extended abstract, Ubicomp 2003.
C. Newman, M. Bauer, J. Mankoff and A. Agogino. Perceptions of the Design Process. An Examination of Gendered Aspects of New Product Development}. Presented at the Mudd
Design Workshop IV, “Designing Engineering Education.” 10-12 July, 2003.
Dey, A.K., Mankoff, J. Evaluation of Ambient Displays Presented at the Workshop on Design and Evaluation of Notification Displays at Ubicomp 2002, September 29, 2002. (pdf)
Lederer, S., Dey, A. K., Mankoff, J. Everyday Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing Environments. Presented at the UBICOMP 2002 Workshop Socially-informed Design of Privacy-enhancing Solutions in Ubiquitous Computing, September 29, 2002.
Jason Hong, James Landay, A. Chris Long, Jennifer Mankoff. Sketch Recognizers from the Designer’s and Programmer’s Perspective. AAAI Symposium on sketch understanding (pdf)
Invited Panelist, Augmenting Home and Office Environments. Third International Conference on Assistive Technologies (ASSETS). April 15-17, 1998. pp. 169-172. (ACM DOI)
Participated in Workshop on Designing the user interface for pen and speech multimedia applications. In Proceedings of CHI Conference Companion. p. 176. May, 1999.
Mankoff, J., Somers, J. and Abowd, G. D. Bringing People and Places Together. In Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium on Intelligent Environments. Technical Report SS-98-02, pp. 168-172, March 1998. (html)
Panel Seamless Augmented Environments on the Scale of a Building, a Room and a Desk Panel on Augmenting Home and Office Environments. Third International Conference on Assistive Technologies (ASSETS). 1998. pp. 169-172. (ACM DOI)
Dillahunt, T. and Mankoff, J. (2012). Design implications for social-energy applications. Technical Report CMU-HCII-12-100, Carnegie Mellon, February 2012. (pdf)
S. Carter and J. Mankoff. “Momento: Early Stage Prototyping and Evaluation for Mobile Applications” Technical Report UCB-CSD-05-1380, Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley, April, 2005.
Scott Carter and J. Mankoff “Challenges for Ubicomp Evaluation.” Technical Report UCB-CSD-04-1331, Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.
G. Hsieh and J. Mankoff. “A Comparison of Two Peripheral Displays for Monitoring Email: Measuring Usability, Awareness, and Distraction” Technical Report UCB-CSD-03-1286, Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley, October, 2003.
Lederer, S., Hong, J.I., Jiang, X., Dey, A.K., Landay, J.A., Mankoff, J. Towards Everyday Privacy for Ubiquitous Computing. Technical Report UCB-CSD-03-1283, Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley, October 20, 2003. (pdf)
Lederer, S., Mankoff, J. and Dey, A. K. Managing personal information disclosure in ubiquitous computing environments Technical Report UCB-CSD-03-1257 and IRB-TR-03-015, Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley and Intel Research Berkeley, July, 2003.
T. Matthews, T. Rattenbury, S. Carter, A. K. Dey, and J. Mankoff. A Peripheral Display Toolkit. Technical Report UCB-CSD-03-1258 and IRB-TR-03-018, Computer Science
Division, UC Berkeley and Intel Research Berkeley, July, 2003.
Fait, H. and Mankoff, J. EASE: A Simulation Tool for Accessible Design. Technical Report
UCB-CS-03-1260, Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley, July, 2003
Carter, S., Mankoff, J. and Goddi, P. hebb: An Infrastructure for Conveying Shared Interests. UCB-CS-03-1259, Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley, July, 2003
Lederer, S., Dey, A. K. and Mankoff, J. A Conceptual Model and a Metaphor of Everyday
Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing Environments. Technical Report UCB-CSD-02-1188, Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley, July 30, 2002. (pdf) (ps)
Mankoff, J., Rowan, J., Mynatt, E. D., McJunkin, M. and S.E. Hudson. Ten inch pixels: ambient art for remote awareness. GIT GVU-Technical Report GVU-01-07. (abstract)
Dey, A. K., Mankoff, J. and Abowd, G. D. Distributed mediation of imperfectly sensed context in aware environments. GVU Technical report GIT-GVU-00-14 (pdf)