Judith S. Olson

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Judith Olson is the Bren Professor of Information and Computer Sciences in the Informatics Department at the UC Irvine, with courtesy appointments in the School of Social Ecology and the Merage School of Business.
She has researched teams whose members are not collocated for over 20 years, summaries of which are found in her most cited paper, “Distance Matters,” (Olson & Olson, 2000), and in her key theoretical contribution in the book Scientific Collaboration on the Internet (Olson, Zimerman, and Bos, Eds., 2008).

Her current work focuses on ways to verify the theory's components while at the same time helping new scientific collaborations succeed. She has studied distributed teams both in the field and in the laboratory, the latter focusing on the communication hurdles distributed teams have and the consequent underutilization of remote team members skills and the reduction in trust.

She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and with her husband and colleague, Gary Olson, holds the Lifetime Achievement award from the Special Interest Group in Computer Human Interaction.

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1990
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
62

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Publications

Koehne, Benjamin, Shih, Patrick C., Olson, Judith S. (2012): Remote and alone: coping with being the remote member on the team. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 1257-1266. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145393

Bos, Nathan D., Buyuktur, Ayse, Olson, Judith S., Olson, Gary M., Voida, Amy (2010): Shared identity helps partially distributed teams, but distance still matters. In: GROUP10 International Conference on Supporting Group Work , 2010, . pp. 89-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1880071.1880086

Bos, Nathan, Olson, Judith S., Nan, Ning, Shami, N. Sadat, Hoch, Susannah, Johnston, Erik (2006): Collocation blindness in partially distributed groups: is there a downside to being colloc. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 1313-1321. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124969

Nan, Ning, Johnston, Erik W., Olson, Judith S., Bos, Nathan (2005): Beyond being in the lab: using multi-agent modeling to isolate competing hypotheses. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1693-1696. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056999

Olson, Judith S. (2005): The HCI program at the School of Information at the University of Michigan. In Interactions, 12 (5) pp. 31-32.

Luo, Airong, Olson, Judith S. (2005): Collaboratory use by peripheral scientists. In: GROUP05: International Conference on Supporting Group Work November 6-9, 2005, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. pp. 336-337. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1099203.1099266

Bos, Nathan, Olson, Judith S., Cheshin, Arik, Kim, Yong-Suk, Nan, Ning, Shami, N. Sadat (2005): Traveling blues: the effect of relocation on partially distributed teams. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1917-1920. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1057056

Olson, Judith S., Grudin, Jonathan, Horvitz, Eric (2005): A study of preferences for sharing and privacy. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1985-1988. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1057073

Cook, Eric, Teasley, Stephanie D., Olson, Judith S. (2005): Heterogeneity in harmony: diverse practice in a multimedia arts collective. In: GROUP05: International Conference on Supporting Group Work November 6-9, 2005, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. pp. 334-335. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1099203.1099265

Bos, Nathan, Shami, N. Sadat, Olson, Judith S., Cheshin, Arik, Nan, Ning (2004): In-group/out-group effects in distributed teams: an experimental simulation. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW04 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2004, . pp. 429-436. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1031607.1031679

Bos, Nathan, Olson, Judith S., Gergle, Darren, Olson, Gary M., Wright, Zach (2002): Effects of four computer-mediated communications channels on trust development. In: Terveen, Loren (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2002 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 20-25, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota. pp. 135-140.

Zheng, Jun, Veinott, Elizabeth S., Bos, Nathan, Olson, Judith S., Olson, Gary M. (2002): Trust without touch: jumpstarting long-distance trust with initial social activities. In: Terveen, Loren (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2002 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 20-25, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota. pp. 141-146.

Olson, Judith S., Olson, Gary M. (2000): i2i trust in e-commerce. In Communications of the ACM, 43 (12) pp. 41-44. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/355112.355121

Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S. (2000): Distance Matters. In Human-Computer Interaction, 15 (2) pp. 139-178.

Teasley, Stephanie, Covi, Lisa, Krishnan, M. S., Olson, Judith S. (2000): How does Radical Collocation Help a Team Succeed?. In: Kellogg, Wendy A., Whittaker, Steve (eds.) Proceedings of the 2000 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work , 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. pp. 339-346. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/358916/p339-teasley/p339-teasley.pdf

Veinott, Elizabeth S., Olson, Judith S., Olson, Gary M., Fu, Xiaolan (1999): Video Helps Remote Work: Speakers Who Need to Negotiate Common Ground Benefit from Seeing . In: Altom, Mark W., Williams, Marian G. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 99 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 15-20, 1999, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. pp. 302-309. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/302979/p302-veinott/p302-veinott.pdf

Koschmann, Timothy, Anderson, Anne, Hall, Rogers, Heath, Christian, LeBaron, Curtis, Olson, Judith S., Suchman, Lucy A. (1998): Six Readings of a Single Text: A Videoanalytic Session. In: Poltrock, Steven, Grudin, Jonathan (eds.) Proceedings of the 1998 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 14 - 18, 1998, Seattle, Washington, United States. pp. 407-409. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/289444/p407-koschmann/p407-koschmann.pdf

Olson, Judith S., Teasley, Stephanie (1996): Groupware in the Wild: Lessons Learned from a Year of Virtual Collocation. In: Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S., Ackerman, Mark S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1996 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 16 - 20, 1996, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. pp. 419-427. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/240080/p419-olson/p419-olson.pdf

Olson, Judith S., Olson, Gary M., Meader, David K. (1995): What Mix of Video and Audio is Useful for Small Groups Doing Remote Real-Time Design Work?. In: Katz, Irvin R., Mack, Robert L., Marks, Linn, Rosson, Mary Beth, Nielsen, Jakob (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 95 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 7-11, 1995, Denver, Colorado. pp. 362-368. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi95/proceedings/papers/jso_bdy.htm

Bekker, Tilde, Olson, Judith S., Olson, Gary M. (1995): Analysis of Gestures in Face-to-Face Design Teams Provides Guidance for How to Use Groupwa. In: Proceedings of DIS95: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 1995, . pp. 157-166.

Herbsleb, James D., Klein, Helen, Olson, Gary M., Brunner, Hans, Olson, Judith S., Harding, Joe (1995): Object-Oriented Analysis and Design in Software Project Teams. In Human-Computer Interaction, 10 (2) pp. 249-292.

Nilsen, Erik, Jong, HeeSen, Olson, Judith S., Biolsi, Kevin, Rueter, Henry, Mutter, Sharon (1993): The Growth of Software Skill: A Longitudinal Look at Learning & Performance. In: Ashlund, Stacey, Mullet, Kevin, Henderson, Austin, Hollnagel, Erik, White, Ted (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 93 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-29, 1993, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. pp. 149-156. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/169059/p149-nilsen/p149-nilsen.pdf

Olson, Judith S., Card, Stuart K., Landauer, Thomas K., Olson, Gary M., Malone, Thomas W., Leggett, John (1993): Computer-Supported Co-Operative Work: Research Issues for the 90s. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 12 (2) pp. 115-129.

Olson, Judith S., Olson, Gary M., Storrosten, Marianne, Carter, Mark (1993): Groupwork Close Up: A Comparison of the Group Design Process With and Without a Simple Gro. In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 11 (4) pp. 321-348. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/tois/1993-11-4/p321-olson/p321-olson.pdf

Nilsen, Erik, Jong, HeeSen, Olson, Judith S., Polson, Peter G. (1992): Method Engineering: From Data to Model to Practice. In: Bauersfeld, Penny, Bennett, John, Lynch, Gene (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 92 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference June 3-7, 1992, Monterey, California. pp. 313-320. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/142750/p313-nilsen/p313-nilsen.pdf

Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S., Kraut, Robert E. (1992): Introduction to This Special Issue on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. In Human-Computer Interaction, 7 (3) pp. 251-256.

Olson, Judith S., Olson, Gary M., Storrosten, Marianne, Carter, Mark (1992): How a Group-Editor Changes the Character of a Design Meeting as Well as its Outcome. In: Proceedings of the 1992 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work November 01 - 04, 1992, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. pp. 91-98. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/143457/p91-olson/p91-olson.pdf

Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S., Carter, Mark, Storrosten, Marianne (1992): Small Group Design Meetings: An Analysis of Collaboration. In Human-Computer Interaction, 7 (4) pp. 347-374.

Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S. (1991): User-Centered Design of Collaboration Technology. In Journal of Organizational Computing, 1 (1) pp. 61-83.

Gray, Wayne D., Atwood, Michael E., Olson, Judith S., John, Bonnie E., Elkerton, Jay (1990): Real-Time GOMS: Comparative Modeling of a User-Nintendo Interaction. In: D., Woods,, E., Roth, (eds.) Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 34th Annual Meeting , 1990, Santa Monica, USA. pp. 385-386.

Olson, Judith S., Olson, Gary M., Mack, Lisbeth A., Wellner, Pierre D. (1990): Concurrent Editing: The Groups Interface. In: Diaper, Dan, Gilmore, David J., Cockton, Gilbert, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 90 - 3rd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 27-31, 1990, Cambridge, UK. pp. 835-840.

Adelson, Beth, Dumais, Susan, Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference, CHI 94 April 24-28, 1994, Boston, Massachusetts.

Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S. (2012): Collaboration technologies. In: "Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications, Third Edition (Human Factors and Ergonomics)" CRC Press .

Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S., Ackerman, Mark S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1996 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 16 - 20, 1996, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Adelson, Beth, Dumais, Susan, Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 94 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-28, 1994, Boston, Massachusetts.

Robertson, Scott P., Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 91 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 28 - June 5, 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana.