Adam Rule

Research Themes

computational narrative, interruption & multi-tasking, distributed cognition, information visualization, health information technology

Education

2018 (exp.)

University of California, San Diego
PhD Cognitive Science

2013

University of Washingon
MS Human Centered Design & Engineering

2011

University of Illinois
BS Industrial Engineering - Highest Honors

Publications

Journal

[j1]

Using Visual Histories to Reconstruct the Mental Context of Suspended Activities
Adam Rule, Aurelien Tabard, Jim Hollan
Human-Computer Interaction 2017

Conference

[c3]

Validating free-text order entry for a note-centric EHR.
Adam Rule, Steven Rick, Michael Chiu, Phillip Rios, Shazia Ashfaq, Alan Calvitti, Wesley Chan, Nadir Weibel, Zia Agha
AMIA 2015

[c2]

Restoring the Context of Interrupted Work with Desktop Thumbnails.
Adam Rule, Aurelien Tabard, Karen Boyd and Jim Hollan
Cog Sci 2015

[c1]
Best Paper Nommination

Workshop

[w2]

Traces: A Flexible, Open-Source Activity Tracker for Workplace Studies
Adam Rule, Aurelien Tabard, Jim Hollan
CSCW 2016

[w1]

Poster

[p3]

Design Thinking in Radiation Oncology
Adam Rule, Erin Gillespie, Nadir Weibel, Todd Pawlicki
HFES Healthcare 2016

[p2]

Thinking in 4D: Preserving and Sharing Mental Context Across Time
Adam Rule, Aurelien Tabard, Jim Hollan
CSCW 2016

[p1]

Human Values in Tracking and Sharing Computer-Mediated Activity at Work
Karen Boyd, Adam Rule, Aurelien Tabard, Jim Hollan
CSCW 2016

Recognition

2014-17

National Library of Medicine Training Grant - 3 years tuition & stipend

2012

Microsoft Design Expo - Best Presentation

2011

University of Illinois Bronze Tablet - Top 3% GPA

2010

IESE Departmental Awards - Outstanding IE Junior

Teaching

Winter 2017

Teaching Assistant - DSGN 1 - Design of Everyday Things

Winter 2016

Teaching Assistant - COGS 120 - HCI Design - Outstanding Teaching Award

Winter 2015

Teaching Assistant - COGS 102b - Cognitive Ethnography

Spring 2014

Teaching Assistant - COGS 102c - Cognitive Design Studio

Mentoring

Undergraduate Students

Kendall Youngstrom - Now at Google
Ram Dixit - Now PhD a student in Biomedical Informatics at UT Houston
Karen Boyd - Now a PhD student at UMD's iSchool
Nathan Hassanzadeh
Regina Cheng

Service

Reviewer

CHI 2016
AMIA 2015 - 2016

Experience

Summer 2012

Amazon
Design Intern - Tested usability of shopping interfaces with customers. Tested information architecture with remote online study.

Summer 2012

PATH
Technology Solutions Intern - Evaluated usability of inventory software for medical equipment in resource-constrained environments. Created interactive data visualizations for the same tool.

Summer 2011

Carnegie Mellon University
User Research Intern - Conducted contextual inquiries with robot team controllers. Crafted design guidelines for interfaces that control robot teams.

Summer 2010

Intel Research
User Research Intern - Conducted ethnographic study of a young man's experience with quadriplegia. Designed interactions with assistive robot.