I am a PhD trained human-computer interaction researcher and industry trained user experience researcher specializing in the design of data-driven software.
I currently study how clinicans use electronic health records to read and write clinical notes. My PhD focused on how people use computational notebooks and electronic health records to document and communicate work involving large amounts of data.
University of California, San Diego
PhD Cognitive Science
Thesis: Design and Use of Computational Notebooks
University of Washingon
MS Human Centered Design & Engineering
University of Illinois
BS Industrial Engineering - Highest Honors
Ten Simple Rules for Writing and Sharing Computational Analyses in Jupyter Notebooks
Adam Rule, Amanda Birmingham, Cristal Zuniga, Ilkay Altintas, Shih-Cheng Huang, Rob Knight, Niema Moshiri, Mai H. Nguyen, Sara Brin Rosenthal, Fernando Pérez, Peter W. Rose
Aiding Collaborative Reuse of Computational Notebooks with Annotated Cell Folding.
Adam Rule, Ian Drosos, Aurélien Tabard, Jim Hollan
PACM HCI (CSCW) 2018
Using Visual Histories to Reconstruct the Mental Context of Suspended Activities
Adam Rule, Aurelien Tabard, Jim Hollan
Human-Computer Interaction 2017
Exploration and Explanation in Computational Notebooks.
Adam Rule, Aurélien Tabard, Jim Hollan
CHI 2018 - Honorable Mention (top 5% of submissions)
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
Restoring the Context of Interrupted Work with Desktop Thumbnails.
Adam Rule, Aurelien Tabard, Karen Boyd and Jim Hollan
Cog Sci 2015
Designing interfaces for multi-user, multi-robot systems.
Adam Rule, Jodi Forlizzi
HRI 2012 - Honorable Mention (top 5% of submissions)
Traces: A Flexible, Open-Source Activity Tracker for Workplace Studies Adam Rule, Aurelien Tabard, Jim Hollan CSCW 2016
Visualizing Computer Activity to Support the Resumption of Long-term Creative Work
Adam Rule Creativity + Cognition 2015
Design Thinking in Radiation OncologyAdam Rule, Erin Gillespie, Nadir Weibel, Todd PawlickiHFES Healthcare 2016
Thinking in 4D: Preserving and Sharing Mental Context Across TimeAdam Rule, Aurelien Tabard, Jim HollanCSCW 2016
Human Values in Tracking and Sharing Computer-Mediated Activity at WorkKaren Boyd, Adam Rule, Aurelien Tabard, Jim HollanCSCW 2016
Oregon Health & Science University
Postdoctoral Scholar - Studying how clinicians use electronic medical records to document and communicate about patient care.
2013 - 2018
UC San Diego
Graduate Student Researcher - Employed a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to study the design and use of data-driven software. The three projects included in my dissertation were:
Design Intern - Conducted a half-dozen usability studies with customers of shopping interfaces for clothing and home goods. These included remote, field, and in-person studies of mobile and web interfaces.
Technology Solutions Intern - Evaluated usability of inventory software for medical equipment in resource-constrained environments. Created interactive data visualizations for the same tool.
Carnegie Mellon University
User Research Intern - Conducted contextual inquiries with robot team controllers. Crafted design guidelines for interfaces that control robot teams.
User Research Intern - Conducted ethnographic study of a young man's experience with quadriplegia. Designed interactions with assistive robot.
Honorable Metnion, CHI 2018 - top 5% of all submissions
National Library of Medicine Training Grant - 3 years tuition & stipend
Honorable Mention, HRI 2012 - top 5% of all submissions
Microsoft Design Expo - Best Presentation
University of Illinois Bronze Tablet - Top 3% GPA
IESE Departmental Awards - Outstanding IE Junior
Teaching Assistant - COGS 10 - Cognitive Consequences of Technology
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
Kendall Youngstrom - Now at Google
Ram Dixit - Now MS a student in Biomedical Informatics at UT Houston
Karen Boyd - Now a PhD student at UMD's iSchool
Regina Cheng - Now a PhD student in HCDE at UW
CHI 2016, 2019
AMIA 2015, 2016, 2019
Dec 7, 2018
Nov 8, 2018
Dec 7, 2017
Exploration and Explanation in Computational Notebooks
Iteractive Data Lab @ Univeristy of Washington
Oregon Health & Science University [video]
Berkeley Institute of Data Science