GenomiX: A novel interaction tool for self-exploration of personal genomic data

Orit Shaer, Oded Nov, Johanna Okerlund, Martina Balestra, Elizabeth Stowell, Lauren Westendorf, Christina Pollalis, Jasmine Davis, Liliana Westort, Madeleine Ball

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    Abstract

    The increase in the availability of personal genomic data to lay consumers using online services poses a challenge to HCI researchers: such data are complex and sensitive, involve multiple dimensions of uncertainty, and can have substantial implications for individuals' well-being. Personal genomic data are also unique because unlike other personal data, which constantly change, genomic data are largely stable during a person's lifetime; it is their interpretation and implications that change over time as new medical research exposes relationships between genes and health. In this paper, we present a novel tool for self exploration of personal genomic data. To evaluate the usability and utility of the tool, we conducted the first study of a genome interpretation tool to date, in which users used their own personal genomic data. We conclude by offering design implications for the development of interactive personal genomic reports.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationCHI 2016 - Proceedings, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages661-672
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450333627
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 7 2016
    Event34th Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2016 - San Jose, United States
    Duration: May 7 2016May 12 2016

    Publication series

    NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

    Other

    Other34th Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2016
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Jose
    Period5/7/165/12/16

    Keywords

    • Personal genomics
    • Personal informatics
    • Uncertainty

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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