Orit Shaer

Ph.D

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Wellesley College (http://new.wellesley.edu/)
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oshaer (at) wellesley.edu

Orit Shaer is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Media Arts and Sciences at Wellesley College. She directs the Wellesley College HCI Lab. This academic year, Dr Shaer is a Visiting Professor at Olin College of Engineering . Her research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) focuses on tangible, tabletop, and mobile interaction as well as on computer-supported collaborative learning. Her current projects include the design and evaluation of a tabletop user interface for genomic research , and the development of computational tools for enhancing innovation in bio-design. Dr Shaer is a recipients of several National Science Foundation and industry research awards including the prestigious NSF CAREER Award. She received her PhD and MSc in Computer Science from Tufts University. She has been a research fellow in the Design Machine Group at the University of Washington and in the University College London Interaction Center. Previously, she served as a system engineer at Orbotech Ltd, where she led an interdisciplinary development team.

Dr Shaer serves as a Chair (with co-Chair Chia Shen) of ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2012. She co-chaired the TEI 2012 Graduate Students Consortium. She has served as a program co-chair of TEI 2010 and has also been a program committee member for several other top HCI conferences, including CHI, ITS, UIST, TEI, and CADUI.

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2003
Publication period end
2011
Number of co-authors
29

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Publications

Shaer, Orit, Strait, Megan, Valdes, Consuelo, Feng, Taili, Lintz, Michael, Wang, Heidi (2011): Enhancing genomic learning through tabletop interaction. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2817-2826. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979361

Shaer, Orit, Hornecker, Eva (2010): Tangible User Interfaces: Past, Present, and Future Directions. In Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction, 3 (1) pp. 1-137.

Shaer, Orit, Hornecker, Eva (2010): Tangible User Interfaces: Past, Present and Future Directions. In Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction, 3 (1) pp. 1-138. http://www.nowpublishers.com/product.aspx?product=HCI&doi=1100000026&section=xstart

Shaer, Orit, Kol, Guy, Strait, Megan, Fan, Chloe, Grevet, Catherine, Elfenbein, Sarah (2010): G-nome surfer: a tabletop interface for collaborative exploration of genomic data. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 1427-1436. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753539

Garrahan, Deirdre, Shaer, Orit, Piplica, Andreya, Gold, Kevin (2010): Leveraging gesture and voice data to improve group brainstorming. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 3901-3906. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1754076

Shaer, Orit, Jacob, Robert J. K., Green, Mark, Luyten, Kris (2009): Introduction to the special issue on UIDL for next-generation user interfaces. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 16 (4) pp. 16. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1614390.1614391

Shaer, Orit, Jacob, Robert J. K. (2009): A specification paradigm for the design and implementation of tangible user interfaces. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 16 (4) pp. 20. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1614390.1614395

Jacob, Robert J. K., Girouard, Audrey, Hirshfield, Leanne M., Horn, Michael S., Shaer, Orit, Solovey, Erin Treacy, Zigelbaum, Jamie (2008): Reality-based interaction: a framework for post-WIMP interfaces. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 201-210. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357089

Shaer, Orit, Jacob, Robert J. K., Green, Mark, Luyten, Kris (2008): User interface description languages for next generation user interfaces. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 3949-3952. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358964

Bean, Alex, Siddiqi, Sabina, Chowdhury, Anila, Whited, Billy, Shaer, Orit, Jacob, Robert J. K. (2008): Marble track audio manipulator (MTAM): a tangible user interface for audio composition. In: Schmidt, Albrecht, Gellersen, Hans-Werner, Hoven, Elise van den, Mazalek, Ali, Holleis, Paul, Villar, Nicolas (eds.) TEI 2008 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction February 18-20, 2008, Bonn, Germany. pp. 27-30. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1347390.1347398

Girouard, Audrey, Solovey, Erin Treacy, Hirshfield, Leanne M., Ecott, Stacey, Shaer, Orit, Jacob, Robert J. K. (2007): Smart Blocks: a tangible mathematical manipulative. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction , 2007, . pp. 183-186. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1226969.1227007

Jacob, Robert J. K., Girouard, Audrey, Hirshfield, Leanne M., Horn, Michael, Shaer, Orit, Solovey, Erin Treacy, Zigelbaum, Jamie (2007): CHI2006: what is the next generation of human-computer interaction?. In Interactions, 14 (3) pp. 53-58. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1242421.1242459

Zigelbaum, Jamie, Horn, Michael S., Shaer, Orit, Jacob, Robert J. K. (2007): The tangible video editor: collaborative video editing with active tokens. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction , 2007, . pp. 43-46. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1226969.1226978

Shaer, Orit, Jacob, Robert J. K. (2006): A Visual Language for Programming Reality-Based Interaction. In: VL-HCC 2006 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 4-8 September, 2006, Brighton, UK. pp. 244-245. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/VLHCC.2006.6

Shaer, Orit (2005): A framework for building reality-based interfaces for wireless-grid applications. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1128-1129. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056845

Shaer, Orit, Leland, Nancy, Calvillo-Gamez, Eduardo H., Jacob, Robert J. K. (2004): The TAC paradigm: specifying tangible user interfaces. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 8 (5) pp. 359-369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00779-004-0298-3

Calvillo-Gamez, Eduardo H., Leland, Nancy, Shaer, Orit, Jacob, Robert J. K. (2003): The TAC paradigm: unified conceptual framework to represent Tangible User Interfaces. In: Proceedings of the 2003 Latin American conference on Human-computer interaction , 2003, . pp. 9-15. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=944519.944521