rhema linder

Ph.D., Computer Science, 2019
rhema ecologylab.net
CV, Google Scholar

Rhema's research focuses on understanding and designing spaces for creative work and play. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville at the PAIRS group. His work includes ethnographic inquiries, experiments, and novel interfaces for activities such as data visualization, grounded theory, idea generation and articulation, and social media. At Adobe Research with Eunyee Koh, his internship projects developed analysis and visualization of big data. At Microsoft Research, two internships with Jaime Teevan and Shamsi Iqbal focused on applying crowdsourcing and Machine Learning for writing.

He is an active reviewer among the following venues: CHI, CHI Play, Mobile HCI, ACM Multimedia, CSCW, IUI, DIS, EICS, HCOMP, IEEE VR, Social Media + Society, and ACM Creativity and Cognition. He has served in the Program Committee for CHI LBW 2017, 2020, 2021, for HCOMP 2021, and for IUI 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

publications and presentations

Lupfer, N., Kerne, A., Linder, R., Fowler, H., Rajanna, V., Carrasco, M., Valdez, A. Multiscale Design Curation: Supporting Computer Science Students' Iterative and Reflective Creative Processes, Proc. ACM Creativity & Cognition 2019, 233-245 [30%]. https://doi.org/10.1145/3325480.3325483
Linder, R., Stacey, A. M., Lupfer, N., Kerne, A.,Ragan E. D. Pop the Feed Filter Bubble: Making Reddit Social Media a VR Cityscape, Proc. IEEE VR 2018.
Kerne, A., Lupfer, N., Linder R., Qu, Y., Valdez, A., Jain, A., Keith, K., Carrasco, M., Vanegas, J., Billingsley, A., Strategies of Free-form Web Curation: Processes of Creative Engagement with Prior Work, Proc. ACM Creativity & Cognition 2017, 380-392 [29%]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3059454.3059471
Linder, R. and Kerne, A., Analyzing Creative Processes: Qualitative Methods Meets Visual Analytics, IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology VAST 2016 Doctoral Colloquium, Baltimore, Maryland.
Linder, R. and Kerne, A., Results and Challenges in Visualizing Analytic Provenance of Text Analysis Tasks Using Interaction Logs, IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology VAST 2016 Workshop - LIVVIL: Logging Interactive Visualizations & Visualizing Interaction Logs, Baltimore, Maryland.
Lupfer, N., Kerne, A., Webb, A.M., Linder R., Qu Y., Valdez, A., Patterns of Free-form Curation: Visual Thinking with Web Content, Proc. ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [20%]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2964284.2964303
Linder, R., Composing Everyday Plans on Pinterest: 5 Minute Projects and Gathered Ideas, CHI 2016 Workshop: Productivity Decomposed: Getting Big Things Done with Little Microtasks, San Jose, California.
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. [28%]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2757226.2757251
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. [28%]. Best Paper Nomination. [video]

R., Linder, and Koh, E., Quarry: Picking From Examples to Explore Big Data, Proc CHI 2015 EA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702613.2732933
Lupfer, N., Hamiliton, W. Webb, A., Linder, R., Edmonds, E., and Kerne, A., The Art.CHI Gallery: An Embodied Iterative Curation Experience, Interactivity Exhibit, Proc CHI 2015 EA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702613.2725457
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2591677
Qu, Y., Kerne, A., Lupfer, N., Linder, R., Jain, A.,

Linder, R., Snodgrass, C., and Kerne, A. Everyday Ideation: All of My Ideas Are On Pinterest, Proc. CHI 2014, 2411-2420 [23%]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557273
Linder, R. and Kerne, A., Searching to Measure the Novelty of Collected Ideas, CHI 2013 Evaluation Methods for Creativity Support Environments Workshop, Paris, France, May 2013.
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. and Kerne, A., "Using Information Composition to Represent Connections Among Events Across Time and Place", Heritage Matters: Designing for current and future values through digital and social technologies, CHI 2012, Austin, TX, USA.