Steve Whittaker

Personal Homepage
http://dis.shef.ac.uk/stevewhittaker/
Employer
IBM Almaden Research Center ()
Email
stevejohnwhittaker@gmail.com

Steve Whittaker is a professor in Human-Computer Interaction. He currently works at IBM Research. He was previously a Professor in information retrieval at the Information Studies department at the University of Sheffield. He earned an MA at the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. at the University of St Andrews.

Whittaker has authored or co-authored around 100 technical papers a number of which have won best paper prizes and awards. His work focuses on design and implementation of collaborative systems (CSCW), computer mediated communication (CMC), personal information management (PIM) and interfaces for information retrieval, in particular for speech data. He also has 11 patents[1]. He has an h-index of over 40 and is presently the 59th most prolific author in the field[2]. He was elected to the prestigious CHI Academy in 2008 for his "extensive contributions to the study of HCI" and for his leading role in "the shaping of the field"[3].

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
1991
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
99

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Publications

Whittaker, Steve, Kalnikaité, Vaiva, Petrelli, Daniela, Sellen, Abigail, Villar, Nicolas, Bergman, Ofer, Clough, Paul, Brockmeier, Jens (2012): Socio-Technical Lifelogging: Deriving Design Principles for a Future Proof Digital Past. In Eminds – International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 27 (1) pp. 37-62. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07370024.2012.656071

Hoven, Elise van den, Sas, Corina, Whittaker, Steve (2012): Introduction to this Special Issue on Designing for Personal Memories: Past, Present, and . In Eminds – International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 27 (1) pp. 1-12. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07370024.2012.673451

Whittaker, Steve, Kalnikaité, Vaiva, Ehlen, Patrick (2012): Markup as you talk: establishing effective memory cues while still contributing to a meeti. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 349-358. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145260

Whittaker, Steve, Matthews, Tara, Cerruti, Julian, Badenes, Hernan, Tang, John (2011): Am I wasting my time organizing email?: a study of email refinding. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 3449-3458. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979457

Mahmud, Jalal, Matthews, Tara, Whittaker, Steve, Moran, Tom, Lau, Tessa (2011): Topika: integrating collaborative sharing with email. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 3161-3164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979410

Matthews, Tara, Whittaker, Steve, Moran, Thomas, Yuen, Sandra (2011): Collaboration personas: a new approach to designing workplace collaboration tools. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2247-2256. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979272

Tucker, Simon, Bergman, Ofer, Ramamoorthy, Anand, Whittaker, Steve (2010): Catchup: a useful application of time-travel in meetings. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW10 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2010, . pp. 99-102. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1718918.1718936

Kalnikaité, Vaiva, Sellen, Abigail, Whittaker, Steve, Kirk, David (2010): Now let me see where i was: understanding how lifelogs mediate memory. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 2045-2054. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753638

Petrelli, Daniela, Villar, Nicolas, Kalnikaité, Vaiva, Dib, Lina, Whittaker, Steve (2010): FM radio: family interplay with sonic mementos. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 2371-2380. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753683

Dib, Lina, Petrelli, Daniela, Whittaker, Steve (2010): Sonic souvenirs: exploring the paradoxes of recorded sound for family remembering. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW10 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2010, . pp. 391-400. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1718918.1718985

Kalnikaité, Vaiva, Whittaker, Steve (2010): Beyond being there? Evaluating augmented digital records. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 68 (10) pp. 627-640. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6WGR-508CCX9-1/2/bd17835e31157b4d50f7814cf2ec3a91

Tucker, Simon, Whittaker, Steve (2009): Have a say over what you see: evaluating interactive compression techniques. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2009, . pp. 37-46. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1502650.1502659

Bergman, Ofer, Tucker, Simon, Beyth-Marom, Ruth, Cutrell, Edward, Whittaker, Steve (2009): It\'s not that important: demoting personal information of low subjective importance using. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 269-278. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518745

Petrelli, Daniela, Hoven, Elise van den, Whittaker, Steve (2009): Making history: intentional capture of future memories. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 1723-1732. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518966

Pedro, Jose San, Kalnikaité, Vaiva, Whittaker, Steve (2009): You can play that again: exploring social redundancy to derive highlight regions in videos. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2009, . pp. 469-474. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1502650.1502720

Petrelli, Daniela, Whittaker, Steve, Brockmeier, Jens (2008): AutoTypography: what can physical mementos tell us about digital memories?. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 53-62. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357065

Kalnikaité, Vaiva, Whittaker, Steve (2008): Social summarization: does social feedback improve access to speech data?. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW08 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2008, . pp. 9-12. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1460563.1460567

Bergman, Ofer, Beyth-Marom, Ruth, Nachmias, Rafi, Gradovitch, Noa, Whittaker, Steve (2008): Improved search engines and navigation preference in personal information management. In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 26 (4) pp. 20. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1402256.1402259

Kalnikaité, Vaiva, Whittaker, Steve (2008): Cueing Digital Memory: How and Why do Digital Notes Help Us Remember?. In: Proceedings of the HCI08 Conference on People and Computers XXII , 2008, . pp. 153-161. http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.21366

Whittaker, Steve, Tucker, Simon, Swampillai, Kumutha, Laban, Rachel (2008): Design and evaluation of systems to support interaction capture and retrieval. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 12 (3) pp. 197-221. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00779-007-0146-3

Axtell, Carolyn, Hislop, Donald, Whittaker, Steve (2008): Mobile technologies in mobile spaces: Findings from the context of train travel. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 20 (12) pp. 902-915. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6WGR-4SWWT8T-1/2/7c0bf71d33956b72aa8c7ebc45837260

Jones, Quentin, Grandhi, Sukeshini, Karam, Samer, Whittaker, Steve, Zhou, Changqing, Terveen, Loren (2008): Geographic \'Place\' and \'Community Information\' Preferences. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 17 (2) pp. 137-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10606-007-9038-3

Jones, Quentin, Grandhi, Sukeshini, Karam, Samer, Whittaker, Steve, Zhou, Changqing, Terveen, Loren (2008): Geographic 'Place' and 'Community Information' Preferences. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 17 (2) pp. 137-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10606-007-9038-3

Kalnikaité, Vaiva, Whittaker, Steve (2007): Software or wetware?: discovering when and why people use digital prosthetic memory. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2007 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2007, . pp. 71-80. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1240624.1240635

Tang, John C., Lin, James, Pierce, Jeffrey, Whittaker, Steve, Drews, Clemens (2007): Recent shortcuts: using recent interactions to support shared activities. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2007 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2007, . pp. 1263-1272. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1240624.1240816

Whittaker, Steve, Bellotti, Victoria, Gwizdka, Jacek (2006): Email in personal information management. In Communications of the ACM, 49 (1) pp. 68-73. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1107458.1107494

Tucker, Simon, Whittaker, Steve (2006): Time is of the essence: an evaluation of temporal compression algorithms. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 329-338. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124822

Wellner, Pierre, Flynn, Mike, Tucker, Simon, Whittaker, Steve (2005): A meeting browser evaluation test. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 2021-2024. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1057082

Whittaker, Steve (2005): Supporting Collaborative Task Management in E-mail. In Human-Computer Interaction, 20 (1) pp. 49-88. http://www.leaonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327051hci2001%262_3

Whittaker, Steve, Bellotti, Victoria, Moody, Paul (2005): Introduction to This Special Issue on Revisiting and Reinventing E-Mail. In Human-Computer Interaction, 20 (1) pp. 1-9. http://www.leaonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327051hci2001%262_1

Jones, Quentin, Grandhi, Sukeshini A., Terveen, Loren, Whittaker, Steve (2004): People-to-People-to-Geographical-Places: The P3 Framework for Location-Based Community Sys. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 13 (3) pp. 249-282. http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10606-004-2803-7

Walker, Marilyn A., Whittaker, Steve, Stent, Amanda, Maloor, Preetam, Moore, Johanna D., Johnston, Michael, Vasireddy, Gunaranjan (2004): Generation and evaluation of user tailored responses in multimodal dialogue. In Cognitive Science, 28 (5) pp. 811-840. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsci.2004.06.002

Whittaker, Steve, Amento, Brian (2004): Semantic speech editing. In: Dykstra-Erickson, Elizabeth, Tscheligi, Manfred (eds.) Proceedings of ACM CHI 2004 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 24-29, 2004, Vienna, Austria. pp. 527-534. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/985692.985759

Whittaker, Steve, Jones, Quentin, Nardi, Bonnie A., Creech, Mike, Terveen, Loren, Isaacs, Ellen, Hainsworth, John (2004): ContactMap: Organizing communication in a social desktop. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 11 (4) pp. 445-471. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1035575.1035580

Jones, Quentin, Grandhi, Sukeshini A., Whittaker, Steve, Chivakula, Keerti, Terveen, Loren (2004): Putting systems into place: a qualitative study of design requirements for location-aware . In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW04 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2004, . pp. 202-211. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1031607.1031640

Whittaker, Steve, Amento, Brian (2003): Seeing what your are hearing: Co-ordinating responses to trouble reports in network troubl. In: Proceedings of the Eighth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2003, . pp. 219-238.

Whittaker, Steve, Hirschberg, Julia (2003): Look or Listen: Discovering Effective Techniques for Accessing Speech Data. In: Proceedings of the HCI03 Conference on People and Computers XVII , 2003, . pp. 207-222.

Whittaker, Steve (2003): Things to Talk About When Talking About Things. In Human-Computer Interaction, 18 (1) pp. 149-170.

Nardi, Bonnie A., Whittaker, Steve, Schwarz, Heinrich (2002): NetWORKers and their Activity in Intensional Networks. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 11 (1) pp. 205-242.

Nardi, Bonnie A., Whittaker, Steve, Isaacs, Ellen, Creech, Mike, Johnson, Jeff A., Hainsworth, John (2002): Integrating communication and information through ContactMap. In Communications of the ACM, 45 (4) pp. 89-95. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/505248.505251

Isaacs, Ellen, Walendowski, Alan, Whittaker, Steve, Schiano, Diane J., Kamm, Candace (2002): The character, functions, and styles of instant messaging in the workplace. In: Churchill, Elizabeth F., McCarthy, Joe, Neuwirth, Christine, Rodden, Tom (eds.) Proceedings of the 2002 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 16 - 20, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. pp. 11-20. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/587078.587081

Whittaker, Steve, Jones, Quentin, Terveen, Loren (2002): Managing Long Term Communications: Conversation and Contact Management. In: HICSS 2002 , 2002, . pp. 115. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/hicss/2002/1435/04/14350115babs.htm

Whittaker, Steve, Jones, Quentin, Terveen, Loren (2002): Contact management: identifying contacts to support long-term communication. In: Churchill, Elizabeth F., McCarthy, Joe, Neuwirth, Christine, Rodden, Tom (eds.) Proceedings of the 2002 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 16 - 20, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. pp. 216-225. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/587078.587109

Whittaker, Steve, Hirschberg, Julia, Amento, Brian, Stark, Litza, Bacchiani, Michiel, Isenhour, Philip, Stead, Larry, Zamchick, Gary, Rosenberg, Aaron (2002): SCANMail: a voicemail interface that makes speech browsable, readable and searchable. 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. 275-282.

Whittaker, Steve, Hirschberg, Julia (2001): Research alerts: the character, value, and management of personal paper archives. In Interactions, 8 (4) pp. 11-16. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/379537.379541 Citation

Whittaker, Steve, Hirschberg, Julia (2001): The character, value, and management of personal paper archives. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 8 (2) pp. 150-170. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/376929.376932

Whittaker, Steve, Terveen, Loren, Nardi, Bonnie A. (2000): Let's Stop Pushing the Envelope and Start Addressing It: A Reference Task Agenda for HCI. In Human-Computer Interaction, 15 (2) pp. 75-106.

Whittaker, Steve, Davis, Richard, Hirschberg, Julia, Muller, Urs (2000): Jotmail: A Voicemail Interface that Enables You to See what was Said. In: Turner, Thea, Szwillus, Gerd, Czerwinski, Mary, Peterno, Fabio, Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2000 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 1-6, 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands. pp. 89-96. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/332040/p89-whittaker/p89-whittaker.pdf

Nardi, Bonnie A., Whittaker, Steve, Bradner, Erin (2000): Interaction and Outeraction: Instant Messaging in Action. In: Kellogg, Wendy A., Whittaker, Steve (eds.) Proceedings of the 2000 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work , 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. pp. 79-88. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/358916/p79-nardi/p79-nardi.pdf

Nardi, Bonnie A., Whittaker, Steve, Schwarz, Heinrich (2000): It\'s Not What You Know, It\'s Who You Know: Work in the Information Age. In First Monday, 5 (5) pp. . http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_5/nardi/index.html

Whittaker, Steve, Schwarz, Heinrich (1999): Meetings of the Board: The Impact of Scheduling Medium on Long Term Group Coordination in . In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 8 (3) pp. 175-205.

Whittaker, Steve, Hirschberg, Julia, Choi, John, Hindle, Don, Pereira, Fernando, Singhal, Amit (1999): SCAN: Designing and Evaluating User Interfaces to Support Retrieval from Speech Archives. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 1999, . pp. 26-33. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/ir/312624/p26-whittaker/p26-whittaker.pdf

Whittaker, Steve, Terveen, Loren, Hill, Will, Cherny, Lynn (1998): The Dynamics of Mass Interaction. 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. 257-264. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/289444/p257-whittaker/p257-whittaker.pdf

Whittaker, Steve, Swanson, Jerry, Kucan, Jakov, Sidner, Candy (1997): TeleNotes: Managing Lightweight Interactions in the Desktop. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 4 (2) pp. 137-168. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/tochi/1997-4-2/p137-whittaker/p137-whittaker.pdf

Whittaker, Steve, Isaacs, Ellen, O\'Day, Vicki (1997): Widening the Net: Workshop Report on the Theory and Practice of Physical and Network Commu. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 29 (3) pp. 27-30. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1997.3/whittaker.html

Whittaker, Steve (1996): Talking to Strangers: An Evaluation of the Factors Affecting Electronic Collaboration. 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. 409-418. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/240080/p409-whittaker/p409-whittaker.pdf

Whittaker, Steve, Sidner, Candace (1996): Email Overload: Exploring Personal Information Management of Email. In: Tauber, Michael J., Bellotti, Victoria, Jeffries, Robin, Mackinlay, Jock D., Nielsen, Jakob (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 96 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 14-18, 1996, Vancouver, Canada. pp. 276-283. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi96/proceedings/papers/Whittaker/sw_txt.htm

Whittaker, Steve (1995): Rethinking Video as a Technology for Interpersonal Communications: Theory and Design Impli. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 42 (5) pp. 501-529.

Nardi, Bonnie A., Kuchinsky, Allan, Whittaker, Steve, Leichner, Robert, Schwarz, Heinrich (1995): Video-as-data: Technical and social aspects of a collaborative multimedia application. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 4 (1) pp. 73-100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00823364

Whittaker, Steve, Schwarz, Heinrich (1995): Back to the Future: Pen and Paper Technology Supports Complex Group Coordination. 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. 495-502. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi95/proceedings/papers/sjw_bdy.htm

Nardi, Bonnie A., Bly, Sara A., Isaacs, Ellen, Wei, Sha Xin, Whittaker, Steve (1994): Collaborative Multimedia: Getting Beyond the Obvious (Panel). In: ACM Multimedia 1994 , 1994, . pp. 119-120.

Whittaker, Steve, Hyland, Patrick, Wiley, Myrtle (1994): Filochat: Handwritten Notes Provide Access to Recorded Conversations. In: 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. pp. 271-277. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/191666/p271-whittaker/p271-whittaker.pdf

O'Conaill, Brid, Whittaker, Steve, Wilbur, Sylvia (1993): Conversations Over Video Conferences: An Evaluation of the Spoken Aspects of Video-Mediate. In Human-Computer Interaction, 8 (4) pp. 389-428.

Nardi, Bonnie A., Schwarz, Heinrich, Kuchinsky, Allan, Leichner, Robert, Whittaker, Steve, Sclabassi, Robert (1993): Turning Away from Talking Heads: The Use of Video-as-Data in Neurosurgery. 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. 327-334. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/169059/p327-nardi/p327-nardi.pdf

Whittaker, Steve, Geelhoed, Erik, Robinson, Elizabeth (1993): Shared Workspaces: How Do They Work and When Are They Useful?. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 39 (5) pp. 813-842.

Whittaker, Steve, Brennan, Susan, Clark, Herbert H. (1991): Co-Ordinating Activity: An Analysis of Interaction in Computer-Supported Co-Operative Work. In: 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. pp. 361-367. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/108844/p361-whittaker/p361-whittaker.pdf

Kellogg, Wendy A., Whittaker, Steve (eds.) Proceedings of the 2000 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work , 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.