Two Papers Accepted to CHI 2017

Two papers that I co-authored with my colleagues at the Georgia Tech TanDEm lab were accepted to the 2017 CHI conference, taking place in Denver. 


Diets and Diabetes in India

The first, Rice Today, Roti Tomorrow: Diets and Diabetes in Urban Indian Households, examines diet management in middle-income diabetes-affected households in urban India. Taking the household as our unit of analysis, we conducted semi-structured interviews and employed a design probe. We sought to understand how diets in these settings are monitored, tailored, and balanced, highlighting how cultural and contextual nuances shape beliefs. 

The paper came after receiving two awards for the project at Georgia Tech's Ideas to Serve competition in Spring 2016. 


Emoji Use on WeChat in China 

Goodbye Text, Hello Emoji: Mobile Communication on WeChat in China examines mobile communication via WeChat in Southern China. Our qualitative study investigated how rural, small town, and urban Chinese adults balance the use of emoji, stickers, and text in their mobile communication practices. 

I look forward to joining my collaborators Neha Kumar, Rui Zhou, Samyukta Sherugar, and many others in our field in Denver in May.