Current Research Projects (Details)

Developer and Researcher of Formal and Informal STEM Learning Environments: Since 2011, I supported the design, implementation, and facilitation of the Kitchen Chemistry program. I am the Co-PI on Science Everywhere, a NSF Cyberlearning DIP project focused on how neighborhoods (e.g., schools, afterschool, homes) can learn science together through the use of a socio-technical system focused on mobile, social, and ubiquitous technologies (2014 – present).

Sample publications:

Ahn, J., Clegg, T.L., Yip, J.C., Bonsignore, E., Pauw, D., & Gubbels, M. (2015). Seeing the unseen learner: Designing and using social media to recognize children’s science dispositions in action. Learning, Media, and Technology.

Ahn, J., Clegg, T., Yip, J., Bonsignore, E., Pauw, D., Cabrera, L., Hernly, K., Pitt, C., Mills, K., Salazar, A., Griffing, D., Rick, J., & Marr, R. (accepted). Science Everywhere: Designing public, tangible displays to connect youth learning across settings. In Proceedings of SIGCHI Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). New York, NY: ACM.

Yip, J.C., Clegg, T., Ahn, J., Uchidiuno, J., Bonsignore, E., Beck, A., Pauw, D., & Mills, K. (2016). The evolution of roles and social bonds during child-parent co-design. In Proceedings of SIGCHI Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016) (pp. 3607-3619). New York, NY: ACM.

Yip, J.C., Clegg, T.L., Ahn, J., Bonsignore, E., Gubbels, M., Rhodes, E., & Lewittes, B. (2014). The role of identity development within tensions in ownership of science learning. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2014).
NOMINEE for Best Student Paper Award (Top 4%)

Yip, J.C., Ahn, J., Clegg, T.L., Bonsignore, E., Pauw, D. & Gubbels., M. (2014). “It helped me do my science.” A case of designing social media technologies for children in science learning. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2014) (pp. 155-164). New York, NY: ACM.

Researcher in Participatory Design in Intergenerational Design Groups: I have researched and lead a participatory co-design team partnering with children, researchers and design collaborators on the development of technologies at the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland. I am the current director of KidsTeam UW, an intergenerational co-design group of children and adults designing new technologies for children, with children (2015 – present).

Sample publications:

Yip, J.C., Sobel, K., Pitt, C., Lee, K.J., Chen, S., Nasu, K., & Pina, L. (2017). Examining adult-child interactions in participatory design. In Proceedings of SIGCHI Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). New York, NY: ACM.
HONORABLE MENTION Best Paper Award (Top 5% of 2,400 submissions)

DiSalvo, B., Yip, J.C., Bonsignore, E., & DiSalvo, C. (Eds.). (2017). Participatory design and the learning sciences. Routledge.

Banerjee, R., Liu, L., Sobel, K., Pitt, C., Lee, K.J., Wang, M., Chen, S., Davison, L., Yip, J., Ko, A., & Popovič, Z. (accepted). Empowering families facing English literacy challenges to jointly engage in computer programming. In Proceedings of SIGCHI Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). New York, NY: ACM.

Woodward, J., McFadden, Z., Shiver, N., Ben-hayon, A., Yip, J.C., & Anthony, L. (accepted). Using co-design to examine how children conceptualize intelligent interfaces. In Proceedings of SIGCHI Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). New York, NY: ACM.

Pina, L., Munson, S., Ward, T., Yip, J.C., Fogarty, J., & Kientz, J. (2017). From personal informatics to family informatics: Understanding family practices around health monitoring. In Proceedings of Computer-Supported Collaborative Work.

Yip, J.C., Clegg, T., Bonsignore, E., Gelderblom, H., Rhodes, E., & Druin, A. (2013). Brownies or Bags of Stuff: Domain expertise in Cooperative Inquiry with children. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2013) (pp. 201-210). New York, NY: ACM.

Researcher in Search and Brokering in English Language Learning Families: I am conducting a large field study to understand how children of Latino American English language learning families are searching, translating, and brokering online information. This work is funded by a Google Faculty Research Award. My current and past work at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop focuses on how Latino heritage families use technologies in their homes and in other domains (2014 – present).

Sample publications:

Yip, J.C., Gonzalez, C., & Katz, V. (2017). Children of immigrants’ experiences in online information brokering. In E. Gee, L. Takeuchi, & E. Wartella (Eds.). Children and families in the digital age: Learning together in a media saturated culture. Routledge Press.

Games and Learning in Families: I research on how families learn and collaborate together through digital games. This includes research on Pokémon Go and designing games together with programming tools.

Sample publications:

Yip, J.C., Windleharth, T., & Lee, J.H. (2017). Collaborative scientizing in Pokémon GO online communities. In Proceedings of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. ISLS.

Sobel, K., Bhattacharya, A., Hiniker, A., Lee, J.H., Kientz, J., & Yip, J.C. (2017). “It wasn’t really about the Pokémon”: Understanding families’ experiences with a location-based mobile game. In Proceedings of SIGCHI Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). New York, NY: ACM.

Lee, J.H., Schmalz, M., Yip, J.C., & Windleharth, T. (2017). Impact of location-based augmented reality Games on people’s information behavior. In Proceedings of iConference.
FINALIST for Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper

Internet of Things and Families: My research group studies how families learn together when they engage together with the IoT devices, like Amazon Echo and Google Home. This research is funded by Mozilla.

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