Executive Director, Interaction Design Research
Center for Design Research at Stanford University

Associate Professor
Graduate MFA Program in Design
California College of the Arts

 


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NEWS

My book, The Design of Implicit Interactions, is now available online from Morgan & Claypool.

I will be on a plenary discussion panel, Never Mind: Beyond Flesh and Body, at the Designing Interactive Systems conference in Brisbane this June.

I recently participated in a robotics panel, One Robot Doesn't Fit All, at SXSW Interactive in Austin this March.

I presented a talk on designing expressive robotics at the Milan PhD Festival in Milan this March.

I recently taught a studio, The Interaction Engine: Tools for Prototyping Connected Devices, at the Tangible, Embedded, Embodied Interaction Conference in Eindhoven this February.

I was recently a panelist on a CNET Next Big Thing Supersession at CES in Las Vegas.

I was recently on a panel about Innovations in Autonomous Systems, engaging as an invited discussant on Co-present and Remote Media Use at the Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing in San Francisco. My researchers will also be demoing our Robotic Trashbarrel project there at the Poster and Demo Reception.

INTERESTS

  • Interaction Design Research
  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Automotive Interaction Design
  • Interactive Device Design
  • Interaction Design in the Physical World

PUBLICATIONS

Miller, D., Johns, M., Mok, B., Gowda, N., Sirkin, D., Lee, K., Ju, W. Behavioral Measurement of Trust in Automation: The Trust Fall. Accepted to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2016 International Annual Meeting, Washington DC Sep 19-23, 2016.

Michon, R., Chafe, C., Gang, N., Johns, M., O'Modhrain, S., Sirkin, D., Gowda, N., Ju, W. A Faust Based Driving Simulator Sound Synthesis Engine. Accepted to the 13th Sound and Music Computing Conference , Hamburg Germany Aug 31-Sep 3, 2016.

Rothenbücher, D., Li, J., Mok, B., Sirkin, D., Ju, W. Ghost Driver: A Field Study Investigating the Interaction between Pedestrians and Driverless Vehicles. Accepted to the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, New York NY Aug 26-31, 2016.

Mok, B., Johns, M, Gowda, N., Sibi, S., Ju, W. Take the Wheel: Effects of Available Modalities on Driver Intervention. In Proc. 2016 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 19-22, 2016.

Sibi, S., Ayaz, H., Kuhns, D., Sirkin, D., Ju, W. Monitoring Driver Cognitive Load using Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Partially Autonomous Cars. In Proc. 2016 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 19-22, 2016.

Li, J., Ju, W., Reeves, B. Touching a Mechanical Body: Tactile Contact of a Human-Shaped Robot is Physiologically Arousing. Accepted to International Communication Association Conference (ICA 2016). June 9-13, 2016. Fukuoka, Japan.

Li, J., Cho, M.J., Zhao, X., Malle, B.F., Ju, W. From Trolley to Autonomous Vehicle: Perceptions of Responsibility and Moral Norms in Traffic Accidents with Self-Driving Cars. In Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress (SAE 2016). April 12-13, 2016. Detroit, MI.

Miller, D., Johns, M., Ive, HP, Gowda, N., Sirkin, S., Sibi, S., Mok, B., Aich, S., Ju, W. Exploring Transitional Automated Driving with New and Old Drivers. In Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress (SAE 2016). April 12-13, 2016. Detroit, MI.

Sirkin, D., Fischer, K, Jensen, L, Ju, W. Eliciting Conversation in Robot Vehicle Interactions. In Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium on Enabling Computing Research in Socially Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction. March 21-23, 2016. Stanford University.

Li, J., Ju, W. Ms. Robot Will Be Teaching You: Robot Lecturers in Four Modes of Automated Remote Instruction. In Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium on Enabling Computing in Socially Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction. March 21-23, 2016. Stanford University.

Johns, M., Mok, B., Sirkin, D., Gowda, N., Miller, D., Talamonti, W., Ju, W. Exploring Shared Control in Automated Driving. Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2016). March 7-10, 2016. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Martelaro, N., Nneji, V., Ju, W., Hinds, P. Tell Me More: Designing HRI to encourage more trust, disclosure and companionship. Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2016). March 7-10, 2016. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Li, J., Kizilcec, R., Bailenson, J., Ju, W. Social robots and virtual agents as lecturers for video instruction. In Computers in Human Behavior. 55, PB (February 2016), 1222-1230.

Spadafora, M., Chahuneau, V., Martelaro, N., Sirkin, D., Ju, W. Designing the Behavior of Interactive Objects. In Proc. Tangible, Embedded, Embodied Interaction (TEI2016). February 14-17, 2016. Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Miller, D., Sun, A., Johns, M., Ive, H.P., Sirkin, D., Aich, S., Ju, W. Distraction Becomes Engagement in Automated Driving. Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2015 International Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, October 26-30, 2015. Best Student Paper Award, Surface Transportation

Mok, B., Johns, M., Lee, K., Miller, D., Sirkin, D., Ive, P., Ju, W. Emergency, Automation Off: Unstructured Transition Timing for Distracted Drivers of Automated Vehicles. Proceedings of 2015 IEEE 18th Intl Cof on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Canary Islands, Spain, September 15-18, 2015.

Baltodano, S., Sibi, S., Martelaro, N., Gowda, N., Ju, W. The RRADS Platform: A Real Road Autonomous Driving Simulator. Proceedings of Automotive UI 2015. September 1-3, 2015. Nottingham, UK.

Mok, B., Yang, S., Sirkin, D., Ju, W. A Place for Every Tool and Every Tool in Its Place: Performing Collaborative Tasks with Interactive Robotic Drawers. Proceedings of Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2015). August 31-September 3, 2015. Kobe, Japan.

Yang, S., Mok, B., Sirkin, D., Ive, H., Maheshwari, R., Fischer, K., Ju, W. Experiences Developing Socially Acceptable Interactions for a Robotic Trash Barrel. In Proceedings of Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2015). August 31-September 3, 2015. Kobe, Japan.

Mok, B., Johns, M., Ive, H.P., Miller, D. Lee, K.J. & Ju, W. Timing of Unstructured Takeovers in Automated Driving. Proceedings of Intelligent Vehicles'15. June 29th-July 15, 2015, COEX, Seoul, Korea.

Mok, B., Sirkin, D., Sibi, S., Miller, D. & Ju, W. Understanding Driver-Automated Vehicle Interactions through Wizard of Oz Design Improvisation. Proceedings of Driving Assessment'15 June 22-25, 2015. Salt Lake City, UT. 386-392.

Johns, M., Miller, D.B., Sun, A.C., Baughman, S., Zhang, T., & Ju, W. The Driver has Control: Exploring Driving Performance with Varying Automation Capabilities. Proceedings of Driving Assessment'15 June 22-25, 2015. Salt Lake City, UT. 400-406.

Mok, B., Yang, S., Sirkin, D. & Ju, W. Every Tool in Its Place: Interaction and Collaboration with Robotic Drawers. In AAAI Spring Symposium on Turn-taking and Coordination in Human Machine Interaction. Palo Alto, CA. 23-25 March 2015.

Fischer, K., Yang, S., Mok, B., Maheshwari, R., Sirkin, D. & Ju, W. Initiating Interactions and Negotiating Approach: A Robotic Trash Can in the Field. In AAAI Spring Symposium on Turn-taking and Coordination in Human Machine Interaction. Palo Alto, CA. 23-25 March 2015.

Miller, D. & Ju, W. Joint Cognition in Automated Driving: Combining Human and Machine Intelligence to Address Novel Problems. In AAAI Spring Symposium on Ambient Intelligence for Health and Cognitive Enhancement. Palo Alto, CA. 23-25 March 2015.

Li, J., Ju, W. & Nass, C. Observer Perception of Dominance and Mirroring Behavior in Human-Robot Relationships. Proceedings of Human-Robot Interaction'15 March 2-5, 2015. Portland OR.

Sirkin, D., Mok, B., Yang, S. & Ju, W. Mechanical Ottoman: How Robotic Furniture Offers and Withdraws Support Proceedings of Human-Robot Interaction'15 March 2-5, 2015. Portland OR. Best Demonstration Award.

Sirkin, D., & Ju, W. Embodied Design Improvisation: A Method to Make Tacit Design Knowledge Explicit and Usable. in Meinel, C & Leifer, L. (eds) Design Thinking Research: Building Innovators. Springer Intl 2015, p195-209.

Sirkin, D. & Ju, W. Using Embodied Design Improvisation as a Design Research Tool. Proceedings of Intl Conf on Human Behavior in Design. Ascona, Switzerland. 14-17 October, 2014.

Miller, D. & Ju, W. Does The First Officer Concur? Shared Control with Smart Vehicle Systems Using Embodied Design Improvisation as a Design Research Tool. In Adj. Proceedings of Intl Conf on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications. Seattle, WA, USA. 17-19 Sep 2014.

Ive, H.P., Ju, W.,Kohler, K. Quantitative Measures of User Experience in Autonomous Driving Simulators. In Adj. Proceedings of Intl Conf on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications. Seattle, WA, USA. 17-19 Sep 2014.

Mok, B. & Ju, W. The Push vs Pull of Information between Autonomous Cars and Human Drivers. In Adj. Proceedings of Intl Conf on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications. Seattle, WA, USA. 17-19 Sep 2014.

Johns, M., Sibi, S. & Ju, W. Effect of cognitive load in autonomous vehicles on driver performance during transfer of control. In Adj. Proceedings of Intl Conf on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications. Seattle, WA, USA. 17-19 Sep 2014.

Gowda, N., Kohler, K. & Ju, W. Dashboard Design for an Autonomous Car. In Adj. Proceedings of Intl Conf on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications. Seattle, WA, USA. 17-19 Sep 2014.

Sirkin, D. & Ju, W. Press Play: A Course in Interactive Device Design. Proceedings of 2014 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. June 15-18, 2014.

Koo, J, Kwac, J, Ju, W, Steinert, M, Leifer, L, & Nass, C. Why did my car just do that? Explaining semi-autonomous driving actions to improve driver understanding, trust and performance. In International Journal of Interactive Design and Manufacturing. Springer. April 2014.

Kim, N, Han, J, & Ju, W Is a Robot better than Video for Initiating Remote Social Connections among Children? In Journal of Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems. (2014) 20(5):513-419

Neidlinger, K., & Ju, W. . Sound Bending:Talking Bodies Quantum Sound Suits. In Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design for Diverse Interaction Platforms and Environments, Lecture Notes in CS Vol 8518, 2014 (pp. 598-605). Springer International Publishing.

Hoffman, G, & Ju, W. Designing Robots with Movement in Mind. In Holmquist, L.E., & Forlizzi, J., (eds) Special Issue on Design in HRI: Past, Present and Future. Journal of Human Robot Interactions, March 2014.

Ju, W, Aquino Shluzas, L. & Leifer, L. (2016) People with a Paradigm: The Center for Design Research's Contributions to Practice. In Chakrabarti, A. & Lindemann, U. (eds.), Impact of Design Research on Practice. Springer. 209-222.

Mok, B, Yang, S, Sirkin, D, & Ju, W. Empathy: Interactions with Emotive Robotic Drawers. Proceedings of Human-Robot Interaction'14, Late Breaking Reports. March 3-6, 2014 Bielefeld University. 250-1.

Kim, N, Han, J, & Ju, W. Is a Robot Better than Video for Initiating Remote Social Connections among Children?. Proceedings of Human-Robot Interaction'14, Late Breaking Reports. March 3-6, 2014 Bielefeld University. 208-9.

Dow, S., Ju, W. & Mackay, W. Projection, Place and Point-of-View in Research through Design. Chapter 22. In Price, S., Jewitt, C., Brown, B. (eds), The Sage Handbook of Digital Technology Research. (2013) Sage.

Lewis, S, & Ju, W. Repurposing everyday technologies for math and science inquiry. 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2013). Madison, WI.

Sirkin, D. & Ju, W. Producing Expressive Movement for Telepresence Robotics. Proceedings of RO-MAN 2012 Workshop on Social Robotic Telepresence. Paris, France.

Linder, J, & Ju, W. Playable Character: Extending Digital Games into the Real World. Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012). Austin, TX.

Lewis, S. & Ju, W. Learning by Designing With Data: Harnessing Low-Cost Handheld Game Controllers to Instrument Students Science Projects. American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual Meeting (AERA 2012). Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Sirkin, D. & Ju, W. Consistency in Physical and On-screen Action Improves Perceptions of Telepresence Robots. Proceedings of HRI 2012, Boston MA.

Lewis, S., Acholonu, U., & Ju, W. Using Low Cost Game Controllers to Capture Data for 6th Grade Science Labs. In CSCW 2012, February 11-15, 2012, Seattle WA.

Sirkin, D., Ju, W. & Cutkosky, M. Communicating Meaning and Role in Distributed Design Collaboration: How Crowdsourced Users Help Inform the Design of Telepresence Robotics. In. Plattner, H., Meinel, C. & Leifer, L. (eds) Design Thinking Research: Studying Co-Creation in Practice. Springer Intl, 2012. pp 173-187.

Ju, W. & Takayama, L. Should Robots or People Do These Jobs? A Survey of Robotics Experts and Non-Experts About Which Jobs Robots Should Do. IROS 2011, September 25-30, 2011, San Francisco CA.

Mickelson,J., Canton, M., Ju, W. Pattern poses: embodied geometry with tangibles and computer visualization IDC '11 Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 2011

Berdahl, E, & Ju, W. Satellite CCRMA: A Musical Interaction and Sound Synthesis Platform. Proceedings of New Instruments for Musical Expression (NIME 2011), Oslo, Norway.

Takayama, L, Dooley, D. & Ju, W. Expressing thought: Improving readability of robot actions with animation principles. Proceedings of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2011), Lausanne, CH.

Mickelson, J., Ju, W. "Math Propulsion: Engaging Math Learners Through Embodied Performance & Visualization," in Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction 2011.

Raffel, C., Kruge, N., Douglas, D., Berdahl, E., Ju, W. The Lattice Harp: A New Hybrid Instrument and Controller. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, New York City and Stony Brook, NY, June 1-5, 2010, pp. 127-130.

Ju, W., Sirkin, D. "Animate Objects: How Physical Motion Encourages Public Interaction," in Persuasive Technology, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, Volume 6137/2010, 40-51

Martin, A., Ju, W., "Bloom: an interactive, organic visualization of starred emails" in SIGGRAPH 2010 Posters

Sirkin, D., Ju, W. "Physicality Matters," Position paper for Workshop on New Frontiers in Telepresence, CSCW2010, Savannah, GA.

Rojas, I., Ju, W. "Visualization and Empowerment," Poster Abstract, Creativity & Cognition 2009, Berkeley, CA.

Ju, W., Takayama, L. "Approachability: How People Interpret Automatic Door Movement as Gesture," in International Journal of Design Special Issue on Design & Emotion, Vol. 3(2) August 2009.

Ju, W., Lee, B. & Klemmer, S. "Range: Exploring Implicit Interaction through Electronic Whiteboard Design." Proceedings of CSCW 2008, November 8-12, 2008, 17-26.

Ju, W., Takayama, L. & Leifer, L. "Approachability: How People Interpret Automatic Door Movement as Gesture." Proceedings of Design & Emotion 2008, October 6-9, 2008.

Ju, W, & Leifer, L. "The Design of Implicit Interactions: Making Interactive Systems Less Obnoxious." Design Issues: Special Issue on Design Research in Interaction Design, 24(3) Summer 2008.

Ju, W. "The Design of Implicit Interactions." PhD dissertation, Stanford University, June 2008.Minor formatting revision, Nov 2013

Takayama, L., Ju, W. & Nass, C. "Beyond Dirty, Dangerous and Dull: What Everyday People Think Robots Should Do." In HRI '08 Proceedings of Conference on Human Robot Interactions.

Ju, W., "The Mouse, the Demo & the Big Idea," HCI Remixed. Erickson, T. & McDonald D., eds. 2008, MIT Press. p. 29-33.

Ju, W., Lee, B., Klemmer, S. "Range: Exploring Proxemics through Collaborative Whiteboard Interaction," CHI 2007 Work-in-Progress. CHI 2007 People's Choice Award winner.

Ju, W., Neeley, L., & Leifer, L. "Design, Design & Design; An overview of Stanford's Center for Design Research," Position paper for Workshop on Exploring Design as a Research Activity, CHI 2007, San Jose, CA.

Ju, W., "Drawn Together," Position paper for Workshop on Sketching Nurturing Creativity, CHI 2006, Montreal, Canada.

Ju, W., Neeley, WL, Winograd, T, Leifer, L, "Thinking with Erasable Ink: Ad-hoc Whiteboard Use in Collaborative Design." CDR Technical Report #20060928

Klemmer, S., Ju, W., Verplank, W. "Teaching Embodied Interaction Design Practice" DUX 2005, November 4-7, San Francisco CA

Ju, W., Nickell, S., Eng, K., Nass, C. "Influence of Colearning Agent Behavior on Learner Performance and Attitudes," CHI 2005, April 2-7, 2005, Portland OR

Ju, W., Ionescu, A., Neeley, L., Winograd, T. "Where the Wild Things Work: Capturing Physical Design Workspaces." Proceedings of Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. November 2004. Chicago, IL, 533-541.

Ju, W., Oelhberg, L, Leifer, L. "Project-based Learning for Experimental Design Research" Proceedings of Interational Education and Product Design Education Conf. September 2004. Delft, The Netherlands.

Ju, W., Oehlberg, L. "The iX experience: Project-based Learning in HCI Design." Position paper for Workshop on Exploring the Relationship between Design and HCI, CHI 2004, Vienna, Austria.

Ju, W., Brereton, M., Haller, M., Parkes, A., Klemmer, S. Lee, B., Rosenfeld, D. "Trading design spaces: exchanging ideas on physical design environments" Proc of Conference on Computer-Human Interactions, April 2004, Vienna, Austria. 1582-3.

Ju, W., Culpepper, J. "Self-organizing Documentation Capture and Retrieval for Robotic Teleoperations Support," Proceedings of Habitation 2004, January 4-7, 2004, Orlando FL. p. 173-4

Ju, W., Madsen, S., Fiene, J., Bolas, M., McDowall, I., Faste, R. "Interaction Devices for Hands-on Desktop Design" Proc of SPIE/IS&T Vol 5006. Conference on The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality. May 2003. Santa Clara, CA, 585-595.

Leifer, L., Culpepper, J., Ju, W., Cannon, D., Eris, O., Liang, A. T., Bell, D., Bier, E. A., Pier, K. "Measuring the performance of online distributed team innovation (learning) services." Proceedings of e-Technologies in Engineering Education (Switzerland, September 2002).

Ju, W., Bonanni, L., Fletcher, R., Hurwitz, R., Judd, T., Post, R., Reynolds, M., Yoon, J. "Origami Desk: Integrating Technological Innovation and Human-centric Design." Proceedings of Designing Interactive Systems 2002. August 2002. London, England. p. 399-405.

Ju, W. "The Design of Active Workspaces." Master’s thesis, MIT, Cambridge, MA. September 2001

Ju, W., Bonanni, L., Fletcher, R., Hurwitz, R., Judd, T., Post, R., Reynolds, M., Yoon, J. "Origami Desk." Extended Abstracts for SIGGRAPH 2001. August 2001. Los Angeles, CA. p. 130

Ju, W., R. Hurwitz, T. Judd, B. Lee. CounterActive: An Interactive Cookbook for the Kitchen Counter. Proceedings of SIGCHI 2001, Short Papers and Abstracts, Seattle WA, April 2001. p. 269

Dobson, K., d. boyd, W. Ju, J. Donath, H. Ishii. Creating Visceral Personal and Social Interactions in Mediated Spaces. Proceedings of SIGCHI 2001, Short Papers and Abstracts, Seattle WA, April 2001. p. 151