Visualizing Bipolar

This project is part of a collaboration between researchers at the University of Washington’s Information SchoolUniversity of Colorado Boulder’s College of Media, Communication, and Information and Cornell University’s Department of Information Science.

Jaime Snyder, MFA, PhD is an assistant professor at the University of Washington. She specializes in visualization studies, computer supported cooperative work, and human-computer interaction. Her research focuses on the social aspects of visual practices in the information domain, visual materiality, and ethics and values in the design of visual representations of information.

Beck Tench is a PhD student at the University of Washington. She works in the area of information and contemplation. She studies how people establish and maintain contemplative practices as a way to access personal knowledge, improve quality of life, and cope with the distractions of digital culture

Josh Duffy is a graduate student in the University of Washington’s Information School. He is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. He is primarily interested in information behavior and the ways in which information is visualized. He received his undergraduate education at the University of California, Davis.

Stephen Voida, PhD is an assistant professor in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Information Science department. He conducts research in the areas of personal informatics and information management. He studies the phenomena of multitasking, interruptions, and mobile knowledge work.

Tara Walker is a PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder. She studies advertising, public relations, and media design. She is interested in the creation and dissemination of persuasive messages in mass media and their effects on gender, sexuality, and race. She received a BA in English from Coe College and her MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Elizabeth Murnane, PhD recently received her doctorate in Information Science from Cornell University and now works as a Postdoctoral Associate. She researches human-computer interaction, personal informatics, recommender systems, social computing, and personalization. She works to build tools that empower self-management of physical, cognitive, and mental health.

Mark Matthews, PhD is a Research Associate at Cornell University and the co-founder and CTO at Health Rhythms, a start-up focused on developing technology to support health and wellness. His research focuses on participatory approaches to the design of technology to support behavioral health.