Understanding information practices of interactive personal genomics users

Orit Shaer, Anne West, Oded Nov, Diana Eastman

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    Abstract

    The dramatic growth in the availability of personal genomic data to non-experts, and the use of digital media for delivering personal genomic information, raise important HCI questions. We seek to advance the theory and practice of HCI by investigating fundamental issues concerning non-expert interaction with complex scientific information. Specifically, we explore how people use interactive tools to engage with their personal genomic information. We present findings from a study of 63 early adopters of personal genomics, which highlight users' motivations, information practices, and needs.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationCHI EA 2014
    Subtitle of host publicationOne of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages2455-2460
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781450324748
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2014
    Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Duration: Apr 26 2014May 1 2014

    Publication series

    NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

    Other

    Other32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityToronto, ON
    Period4/26/145/1/14

    Keywords

    • Information practices
    • Personal genomics

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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