Julie Kientz Receives Google Research Award

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Julie Kientz is a Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington.Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Professor Julie Kientz has been selected to receive a Google Faculty Research Award based on her proposal, "'How Long Should my Study Run For?' Understanding the Effect of Study Duration on User Feedback and Data Saturation." The award of US$55,036 is a gift that funds general research for Kientz. Kientz plans to use the funds in collaboration with Information School PhD student Eun Kyoung Choe and under the sponsorship of Google UX Researcher Sunny Consolvo, who is an Affiliate HCDE faculty member. In their research, Kientz and Choe plan to systematically research how the type and quality of user feedback and engagement are affected based on the length of the study.

Julie Kientz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. Her research interests are in the areas of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, and health informatics. For more information about Professor Kientz's research, please contact her at jkientz@uw.edu or visit her faculty website.

About Google Research Awards

The Google Research Awards program aims to identify and support world-class, full-time faculty pursuing research in areas of mutual interest.