Currently, I am leading the development of Embodied IdeaMÂCHÉ, a creativity support environment that enables visual designers
to work directly with their hands, through pen and multi-touch interaction, to collect and organize information and sketch and annotate admist
the freefrom, non-linear medium of information composition.
My Master's thesis developed an new fluid, transitory interface component, the In-Context Slider, for visualization and
adjustment of a value near a participant's point of focus. combinFormation uses the In-Context
Slider as an interface for the human participant to express interest (provide feedback
on relevance) on elements within a mixed-initiative composition to help direct the agents.
Being a member of the Interface Ecology Lab, I've had the opportunity to
mix artistic avocations with systematic science, to design interfaces for the
playful and the efficient, to explore ideas of embodied interactions that
promote social invitation, and to bridge disciplinary domains improving
research and understanding. In doing so, I've collected not only a better
awareness of my own research but also an inflection to my creative process -
a bend in my design methodology. A bend away from creating just the beautiful
and practical towards designing for the experiential, the expressive, the embodied.
I am actively involved in the HCI research community. I have reviewed papers for ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), Multimedia (MM), Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), and Internation Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI).
I have served on the program committee for Creativity and Cognition, CHI Works-in-Progress, and CHI Workshops.
I have co-chaired two workshops on Evaluation Methods for Creativity Support Environments at CHI 2013 and Design Computing and Cognition 2012.
Webb, A.M., Kerne, A., Brown, Z., Kim, J.H., Kellogg, E.,
LayerFish: Bimanual Layering with a Fisheye In-Place
Proc. ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces 2016
, Niagara Falls, Canada. [28%].
Webb, A.M., Pahud, M., Hinckley, K., Buxton, B.,
Wearables as Context for Guiard-abiding Bimanual Touch
Proc. ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2016
, Tokyo, Japan. [20.6%].
Webb, A.M., Kerne, A., Linder, R., Lupfer, N, Qu, Y., Keith, K., Carrasco, M., Chen, Y.,
A Free-form Medium for Curating the Digital
in Curating the Digital Space for Art and Interaction
, England, D., Schiphorst, T., Bryan-Kinns, N. (Eds.), Springer, 2016, in press.
Webb, A.M., Wang, C., Kerne, A., Cesar, P.,
Distributed Liveness: Understanding How New Technologies Transform Performance Experiences
Proc. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2016
, 432-437. [25%].
Linder, R., Lupfer, N., Kerne, A., Webb, A. M., Hill, C., Qu, Y., Keith, K., Carrasco M., Kellogg, E.
Beyond Slideware: How a Free-form Presentation Medium Stimulates Free-form Thinking in the Classroom,
Proc. ACM Creativity and Cognition 2015
, 285-294. [28%].
Kerne, A., Webb, A.M., Smith, S.M., Linder, R., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Moeller, J., Damaraju, S.,
Using Metrics of Curation to Evaluate Information-based Ideation
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI)
21(3), June 2014, 48 pages.
Webb, A.M., Kerne, A., Linder, R., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Keith, K., Carrasco, M.,
Multi-Scale Information Composition: a New Medium for Freeform Art Curation in the Cloud
CHI 2014 Workshop: Curating the Digital: Spaces for Art and Interaction
, Toronto, Canada, April 2014.
Webb, A.M., Linder, R., Kerne, A., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Poffenberger, B., and Revia, C.,
Promoting Reflection and Interpretation in Education: Curating Rich Bookmarks as Information Composition,
Proc. Creativity and Cognition 2013
, Sydney, Australia, June 2013.
Linder, R., Webb, A.M., and Kerne, A.,
Searching to Measure the Novelty of Collected Ideas
CHI 2013 Evaluation Methods for Creativity Support Environments Workshop
, Paris, France, May 2013.
Kerne, A., Qu, Y., Webb, A.M., Damaraju, S., Lupfer, N., Mathur, A.
Meta-Metadata: A Metadata Semantics Language for Collection Representation Applications
Proc ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 26–30 2010.
Kerne, A., Koh, E., Smith, S. M., Webb, A., Dworaczyk, B.,
combinFormation: Mixed-Initiative Composition of Image and Text Surrogates Promotes Information Discovery
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)
, 27(1), Dec. 2008, 5:1-45,
Kerne, A., Damaraju, S., Kumar, B., and Webb, A.
Meta-Metadata: A Semantic Architecture for Multimedia Metadata Definition, Extraction, and Presentation
Poster and Demo Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies
Koblenz, Germany, 3-5 December 2008.
Koh, E., Kerne, A., Webb, A., Damaraju, S., Sturdivant, D.,
Generating Views of the Buzz: Browsing Popular Media and Authoring using Mixed-Initiative Composition
Proceedings of ACM Multimedia
Augsburg, Germany, 23-29 September 2007.
Webb, A., Kerne, A., Koh, E., Joshi, P., Park, Y., Graeber, R.,
Choreographic Buttons: Promoting Social Interaction through Human
Movement and Clear Affordances
, Proc ACM Multimedia
Barbara, Oct 2006.
Kerne, A., Koh, E., Dworaczyk, B., Mistrot, J.M., Choi, H.,
Smith, S., Graeber, R., Caruso, D., Webb, A., Hill, R., Albea, J., A
Mixed-Initiative System for Representing Collections as Compositions of
Image and Text Surrogates
Proc Joint ACM/IEEE Conf. on Digital Libraries (JCDL)
2006, Chapel Hill.