PhD, Computing, Lancaster (UK)
Areas of ResearchComputer supported cooperative work; collaborative technologies in digital libraries and museums; user interface design and evaluation; open source usability; information visualization; ubiquitous learning, social learning of technology, rapid prototyping and evaluation.
Other Professional AppointmentsDepartment Affiliate, Computer Science
Research Associate Professor, Information Trust Institute
Fellow, Academy of Entrepreneurial Leadership
BiographyMichael Twidale is a professor of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include computer supported cooperative work, computer supported collaborative learning, human computer interaction, information visualization, and museum informatics. Current projects include studies of informal social learning of technology, technological appropriation, metrics for open access, collaborative information retrieval, low cost information visualization, ubiquitous learning and the usability of open source software. His approach involves the use of interdisciplinary techniques to develop high speed low cost methods to better understand the difficulties people have with existing computer applications and so to design more effective systems.
Teaching this Semester
- LIS490MUG Museum Informatics (SP 2014)
- LIS490MUL Museum Informatics (SP 2014)
- LIS490MUU Museum Informatics (SP 2014)
Completed Research Projects
Selected Publications, Papers, and PresentationsNichols, D.M., Twidale, M.B. & Cunningham, S.J. (2012). Metadatapedia: A proposal for aggregating metadata on data archiving. Proceedings of the iConference '12, ACM. 370-376.
Jones, M.C. & Twidale, M.B. (2012) Exploring the boundaries of collaborative software development. Proceedings, PIM 2012 Workshop, CSCW 2012 Seattle, WA ACM Press.
Zhang, H., Twidale, M.B. & Smith, L. C. (2012) Mine, Yours and Ours: Using Shared Folders in Personal Information Management. Proceedings, PIM 2012 Workshop, CSCW 2012 Seattle, WA ACM Press http://pimworkshop.org/2012/papers.
Zilouchian Moghaddam, R., Twidale, M., & Bongen, K. (2011). Open source interface politics: identity, acceptance, trust, and lobbying. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, CHI EA ’11 (pp. 1723–1728). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/1979742.1979835.
England, D., Edmonds, E., Sheridan, J. G., Pobiner, S., Bryan-Kinns, N., Wright, P., Twidale, M., et al. (2011). Digital arts and interaction (invited). Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, CHI EA ’11 (pp. 609–612). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/1979742.1979538.
Salovaara, A., Höök, K., Cheverst, K., Twidale, M., Chalmers, M., & Sas, C. (2011). Appropriation and creative use: linking user studies and design. PART 2 ———– Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, CHI EA ’11 (pp. 37–40). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/1979482.1979585.
Zhang, H., Twidale, M.B. & Smith, L. C. (2011). What is archived: a study of folder content on personal computers. Proceedings,. Personal Digital Archiving 2011. San Francisco, CA.
Nichols, D.M. & Twidale, M.B. (2011). Recommendation, Collaboration and Social Search. In Ruthven I. & Kelly, D. Interactive Information Retrieval. Facet Publishing. 205-220.
Bainbridge, D., Twidale, M.B. & Nichols, D.M. (2011). That's 'é' not 'þ' '?' or '☐': A user-driven context-aware approach to erroneous metadata in digital libraries Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL'11). ACM.
Hahn, J., Twidale,
M., Gutierrez, A., Farivar, R. (2011). Methods for applied mobile digital
library research: a framework for extensible wayfinding systems. The Reference
Librarian 52 (1/2) 106-116.
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