Adam Rule

acrule@ucsd.edu
dlab.ucsd.edu

Research Themes

interruption & multi-tasking, data analysis, distributed cognition, information visualization, health information technology

Education

(exp.) 2018

University of California, San Diego

PhD Cognitive Science

2013

University of Washington

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 Nomination

Workshop

[w2]

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

[w1]

Posters

[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

2014-18

2012

2011

2010

National Library of Medicine Training Grant - 3 years tuition & stipend
Microsoft Design Expo - Best Presentation
University of Illinois Bronze Tablet - Top 3% GPA
IESE Departmental Awards - Outstanding IE Junior

Teaching

Winter 2017

Winter 2016

Winter 2015

Spring 2014

Teaching Assistant - DSGN 1 - Design of Everyday Things
Teaching Assistant - COGS 120 - HCI Design - Outstanding Teaching Award
Teaching Assistant - COGS 102b - Cognitive Ethnography
Teaching Assistant - COGS 102c - Cognitive Design Studio

Mentoring

Undergraduate Thesis Advisor


Research Advisor

Kendall Youngstrom - Now at Usertesting.com
Ram Dixit - Now PhD a student in Biomedical Informatics at UT Houston

Karen Boyd - Now a PhD student at UMD's iSchool

Service

Reviewer

CHI 2016
AMIA 2015

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.