About Me

I am a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Social Innovations Group at University of Michigan's School of Information where I am working with Dr. Tawanna Dillahunt. I study how socio-technical systems are changing the nature of professional development in informal workplace contexts. At the moment, I am working with small business owners and community organizations in Detroit to develop more accessible pathways to employment.

I develop theory and practice human-centered design informed by research in human-computer interaction, crowdsourcing, social computing, and learning sciences. I have been supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, NSF Cyberlearning Grant, and Northwestern’s Segal Design Cluster Fellowship. I previously interned at Microsoft FUSE Labs and Facebook as a HCI/UX Researcher.

Prior to UMSI, I completed my PhD at Northwestern University's Segal Design Institute where I worked with Dr. Liz Gerber in the Delta Lab. I received my B.S. in Physics with a Minor in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2011.

View my CV here.

News

Mar. 12: Invited to give a talk at UC Berkeley's Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.

Jan. 6: Our paper, University Makerspaces: Opportunities to Support Equitable Participation for Women in Engineering, has been accepted to the International Journal of Engineering Education.

Dec. 19: Our paper, Distributed Apprenticeship in Online Communities, has been accepted to the Human-Computer Interaction journal.

Dec. 11: Our paper, IntroAssist: A Tool to Support Writing Introductory Help Requests, has been accepted to CHI 2018!

Nov. 25: Gave a Presidential Post-doc Fellowship Job Talk at the University of Michigan

Sept. 1: Started a Post-doc at the University of Michigan School of Information working with Dr. Tawanna Dillahunt

Aug. 16: Successfully defended my dissertation at Northwestern University

June 2: Presented work on gender diversity in university makerspaces at the Clive L. Dymm Mudd Design Workshop

May 22: Research on crowdfunding featured on NPR Marketplace

Mar. 1: Presented work on makerspaces as sites of entrepreneurship at CSCW

Dec. 6: Gave a talk at the Human-Computer Interaction Seminar at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign


Upcoming Events

CHI 2018
April 21-26, 2018
Montréal, Canada


Publications

Hui, J., Easterday, M., Gerber, E. Distributed Apprenticeship in Online Communities. Human-Computer Interaction. In press.

Hui, J., Gergle, D., Gerber, E. IntroAssist: A Tool to Support Writing Introductory Help Requests. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2018.

Roldan, W., Hui, J., Gerber, E. University Makerspaces: Opportunities to Support Equitable Participation for Women in Engineering. International Journal of Engineering Education. In Press.

Hui, J., Gerber, E. Makerspaces as Sites of Entrepreneurship . ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2017.

Hui, J., Farnham, S. Designing for Inclusion: Supporting Gender Diversity in Independent Innovation Teams. ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork (GROUP) 2016.

Hui, J., Glenn, A., Jue, R., Gerber, E., Dow, S. Using Anonymity and Communal Efforts to Improve Quality of Crowdsourced Feedback. AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) 2015.

Hui, J., Gerber, E. Crowdfunding Science: Sharing Research With an Extended Audience. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2015.

Harburg, E., Hui, J., Greenberg, M., Gerber, E. The Effects of Crowdfunding on Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2015.

Hui, J., Gerber, E., Dow, S. Crowd-Based Design Activities: Helping Students Connect with Users Online. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2014.

Hui, J., Gerber, E., Gergle, D. Understanding and Leveraging Social Networks for Crowdfunding: Opportunities and Challenges. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2014.

Hui, J., Greenberg, M., Gerber, E. Understanding the Role of Community in Crowdfunding Work. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2014, 62-74. (Best Paper Honorable Mention)

Gerber, E., Hui, J. Crowdfunding: Motivations and Deterrents for Participation. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interactions (TOCHI) 2013.