About Me

I am an Assistant Professor/Post-doctoral/Presidential Fellow in University of Michigan's School of Information. I study and design socio-technical systems that support career development in self-directed forms of employment, such as micro-entrepreneurship, freelance work, and gig work. At the moment, I am working with small business owners and community organizations in Detroit to develop more accessible structures for professional skill development and social support.

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. Most recently, I was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Social Innovations Group working with Dr. Tawanna Dillahunt.

View my CV here.

News

Aug. 8: Our paper, Making a Living My Way: Necessity-Driven Entrepreneurship in Resource Constrained Communities, was conditionally accepted to CSCW 2018!

May 11: Accepted position as a Presidential Post-doc at University of Michigan's School of Information!

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


Upcoming Events

CSCW
November 3-7, 2018
Jersey City, NJ, USA

Creativity & Cognition
June 23-26, 2019
San Diego, CA, USA


Publications

Hui, J., Toyama, K., Pal, J., Dillahunt, T. Making a Living My Way: Necessity-Driven Entrepreneurship in Resource Constrained Communities. Conditionally accepted to the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2018.

Hui, J., Easterday, M., Gerber, E. Distributed Apprenticeship in Online Communities. Human-Computer Interaction. 2018.

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.