Author: Elizabeth Churchill

Elizabeth Churchill

Elizabeth Churchill

Elizabeth Churchill is a Principal Research Scientist and manager of the Internet Experiences group at Yahoo! Research. She previously worked at PARC, the Palo Alto Research Center, and before that at FXPAL, Fuji Xerox's research lab based in Silicon Valley where she led the Social Computing Group. Elizabeth has a BSc in Experimental Psychology, an MSc in Knowledge Based Systems, both from the University of Sussex, and a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on how social technologies and social media are created, consumed, adopted and adapted in different (although sometimes overlapping) local and national cultures. She has co-designed several products that have been released in the US and in Japan, has co-edited 5 books, and has published within the areas of theoretical and applied psychology, cognitive science, human computer interaction and computer supported cooperative work, focusing on topics such as mediated collaboration, mobile connectivity, transmedia technologies, digital archive and memory, access control, online identity and impression management, and the development of emplaced media spaces. Elizabeth is a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM and is the current Vice President of the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SigCHI).


Publication period start: 2007
Publication period end: 2012
Number of co-authors: 25


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Ame Elliott
Susan M. Dray
Marco de Sá

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Gerhard Fischer
Jodi Forlizzi
Ben Shneiderman


Churchill, Elizabeth (2008): What\'s in a name?: idioms, metaphors, and design. In Interactions, 15 (1) pp. 6-10.

Churchill, Elizabeth, Ubois, Jeff (2008): Designing for digital archives. In Interactions, 15 (2) pp. 10-13.

Lam, Shyong (Tony) K., Churchill, Elizabeth (2007): The social web: global village or private cliques?. In: Proceedings of DUX07 Designing for User eXperiences , 2007, . pp. 16.

Churchill, Elizabeth, Dray, Susan M., Elliott, Ame, Larvie, Patrick, Siegel, David (2010): Addressing challenges in doing international field research. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 3127-3130.

Shneiderman, Ben, Churchill, Elizabeth, Fischer, Gerhard, Goldberg, Ken (2009): Promoting social creativity: a component of a national initiative for social participation. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Creativity and Cognition , 2009, . pp. 7-8.

Bardzell, Shaowen, Churchill, Elizabeth, Bardzell, Jeffrey, Forlizzi, Jodi, Grinter, Rebecca, Tatar, Deborah (2011): Feminism and interaction design. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1-4.

Jain, Jhilmil, Courage, Catherine, Innes, Jon, Churchill, Elizabeth, Lund, Arnie, Rosenberg, Daniel (2011): Managing global UX teams. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 527-530.

Commentary for Social Computing chapter of The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed..

Begole, Bo, Payne, Stephen, Churchill, Elizabeth, Amant, Rob St., Gilmore, David, Rosson, Mary B. (eds.) Proceedings of Computer/Human Interaction 2007 April 28 – May 3, 2007, San Jose, USA.

, Marco de, Churchill, Elizabeth (2012): Mobile augmented reality: exploring design and prototyping techniques. In: Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2012, . pp. 221-230.