As an assistant professor of human-computer interaction at SOIC, Alyson Young studies how communities—particularly underserved and underrepresented populations—collectively make sense of and address challenging social and societal issues. She focuses her research agenda on working with communities and organizations to understand the challenges they face when addressing such problems, and how interactive and collaborative technologies shape their experiences and practices.
In her recent work, she’s examining:
Her previous research has explored the socio-technical difficulties that environmental scientists face in reusing data to understand anthropogenic changes, informing community-specific system design.
Young serves as Proceedings and Publications co-chair and is a member of the organizing committee for the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW).
INFO I305 Introduction to Research in Informatics
INFO H561 Meaning and Form in HCI