Pei-Yao Hung
HCI Researcher

Researcher and Builder

Empower People with Information and Smart Environment
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I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information, advised by Dr. Mark S. Ackerman. My research primarily focuses on Human-Computer Interaction, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Ubiquitous Computing, and End-User Programming. I am interested in designing systems to empower people in their everyday pursuits, such as learning, social interaction, and health.

I am a designer, a developer, and a researcher who thinks critically about design through research and enjoys prototyping systems and applications that demonstrate and create an impact. The projects I have worked on have helped people to develop fine-motor skills, make life-changing health decisions, enhance interactions in knowledge-based online communities, and develop functional independence through privacy-aware sensor data sharing. See my list of projects and details.

In addition to research, I continuously broaden and deepen my knowledge and skills through online learning resources. See collections of Programming and HCI/UX resources I have curated for myself, colleagues, and students.

Methods I practice

Affinity WallApplication Log AnalysisBetween-Subject ExperimentCo-designComparative AnalysisContextual InquiryField ObservationField TestingFocus GroupHeuristic EvaluationInteraction MapParticipatory DesignPersonaPrototypingQuestionnaireScenarioSemi-structured InterviewStoryboardingSurveyThematic AnalysisUsability TestingUser Enactment
Technology I employ

ActionScriptAdobe FlashAdobe FlexAndroidAxureC#CSSGoogle AnalyticsHTMLIllustratorJavascriptNoSQLNodeJSOmnigrafflePHPPythonQualtricsRRFIDReactSQLiMoviescikit-learn

I earned a BS and an MS in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, and an MS in Information from the University of Michigan. I am a member of the SocialWorlds research group and the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) group.

He has assisted in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses as a graduate student instructor (GSI) at the School of Information.