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 designers, innovators, and entrepreneurs leverage socio-technical systems (e.g. crowdfunding platforms, social media networks, makerspaces) to learn skills and perform their work in low-resource environments.

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 in Mechanical Engineering 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.

News

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

Aug. 16: Successfully defended my dissertation at Northwestern University

May 22: Research on crowdfunding featured on NPR Marketplace

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

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

Nov. 28: Gave a talk at the Engineering Education Systems and Design PhD Seminar at Arizona State University

Sept. 6: Started internship at Facebook UX Research

Upcoming Events

Michigan Interactive and Social Computing Seminar
University of Michigan
January 23, 2017
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Publications

Roldan, W. Hui, J., Gerber, E. University Makerspaces: Opportunities to Support Equitable Participation for Women in Engineering . Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshop (MDW X) 2017.

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.