RESEARCH

 

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My research deals with questions that cross the lines between psychology, linguistics, human-computer interaction, music, public opinion research, and design. Recent and ongoing studies examine:

 

  1. conversational language use and perspective-taking

  2. how differently people can conceive of what they are discussing despite apparent understanding

  3. how partners with differing abilities take each other into account

  4. conceptual misalignment in survey interview and testing interactions

  5. how IQ testers can influence responses and scores

  6. how survey interviewing techniques affect response accuracy

  7. being together with virtual partners

  8. how jazz duos (pianists and saxophonists) coordinate their performance face to face vs. via remote video vs. via remote audio

  9. how survey respondents disclose personal information differently when interacting with interviewers in different modes (e.g., speaking vs. texting on iPhones) and with automated interviewing systems that are more and less human-like

  10. comprehension of natural speech, including disfluencies and stutters

  11. interface design and interaction

  12. how attention to respondent disfluencies and other “paradata” can be useful for interviewing interfaces

  13. interfaces for enhancing remote collaboration in studio design teams

  14. augmenting musicians’ coordination cues and sense of copresence

  15. how audience interactions and motion contagion affect performers and speakers

  16. see Ends of Audience workshop, London May 2012