01/25/2018 15:24

ACM Group 2018: Isa met Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

The ACM Group conference 2018 https://group.acm.org/conferences/group18/  took place again on Sanibel Island, FL. This year the conference moved to January (because CSCW moved to Fall).

For over 25 years, the ACM Group is the International Conference for disussing research on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) . It has been a premier venue for research on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Socio-Technical Studies. The conference integrates work in social science, computer science, engineering, design, values, and other topics related to group work, broadly conceptualized.

Tiis year was special! I had the chance to talk with Jimmy Wales and his next big thing in fighting fake news with Wikitribune, https://www.wikitribune.com/ what he calls "evidence-based journalism". Our IE Lab does a lot of usabikity and user experience (UX) studies with clients from journalism, so this might be a great opportunity to work together :-)

On the photo (left to right):  Isa Jahnke (MU), Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Wayne Lutters (UMBC)





Prof. Dr. Isa Jahnke

University of Missouri
School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT, iSchool)
Associate Professor &
Director of the IELab