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
- LIS490ITG Entrepreneurial IT Design (FA 2014)
- LIS490ITU Entrepreneurial IT Design (FA 2014)
- LIS590IIL Interfaces to Info Systems (FA 2014)
Completed Research Projects
Selected Publications, Papers, and PresentationsTwidale, M.B. & Nichols, D.M. (2013 to appear). Agile methods for agile universities, in (ed.) Peters, M., The Creative University, Volume 2. Sense Publishers. Rotterdam.
Takazawa, A. & Twidale, M.B. (2013). When you wish upon a blog: how collaborative information seeking can interleave with CSCW. Workshop on Collaborative Information Seeking, CSCW 2013.
Twidale, M.B., Blake, C. & Gant, J.P. (2013). Towards a data literate citizenry Proceedings, iConference 2013, 247-257.
Twidale, M.B., Schmidt, I., Ginger, J., Organisciak, P., Adamczyk, P. & Lueg, C. (2013). Design jams in iSchools: Approaches, challenges and examples. Proceedings iConference 2013, 1053-1055.
Twidale, M.B.; Cunningham, S.J.; Howison, J.; Organisciak, P. Ginger, Jeff; Schmidt, I.; Smith, B.N.; Baker, K.; Williams, K. ( 2013). Tech learning potluck Proceedings, iConference 2013 1058-1060.
Bainbridge, D., Twidale, M. B., & Nichols, D. M. (2012). Interactive context-aware user-driven metadata correction in digital libraries. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 13(1), 17-32.
Nichols, 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.