empowering expression and creativity
Nic is a PhD student in the Interface Ecology Lab at Texas A&M.
He is an advocate of human-centered design and believes that thoughtfully designed
software has the incredible potential to change human experience.
His philosophies and goals have him entangled in many aspects human-computer interaction including:
Specifically his current research areas include:
expressive web curation,
Nic is currently leading the design and development of
a creative new way to collect and organize content on the web.
Previously, Nic has been involved in the development of InfoComposer and combinFormation.
His contributions to that project included the design and implementation of the InfoComposer control menu.
He has also worked on the meta-metadata language.
publications, presentations, and exhibitions:
Lupfer, N., Hamiliton, W. Webb, A., Linder, R., Edmonds, E., and Kerne, A.,
The Art.CHI Gallery: An Embodied Iterative Curation Experience
Proc CHI 2015 EA
Jain, A., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Linder, R., Kerne, A., Smith, S. M.,
Evaluating TweetBubble with Ideation Metrics of Exploratory Browsing,
Proc. ACM Creativity and Cognition 2015
Best Paper Nomination.
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.
Qu, Y., Kerne, A., Lupfer, N., Linder, R., Jain, A.,
Metadata Type System: Integrate Presentation, Data Models and Extraction to Enable Exploratory Browsing Interfaces,
Proc. ACM Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS) 2014
, 107-116 [18%].
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.
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
, 53-62 [32%].
Moeller, J., Lupfer, N., Hamilton, B., Lin, H.,
intangibleCanvas: Free-Air Finger Painting on a Projected Canvas
, CHI Works-in-Progress --
Extended Abstracts of the 29th International Conference on Human factors in computing systems, May 7-12, 2011, Vancouver, BC, CA.
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.