Dr. Leanne Bowler and Eleanor Mattern win Lee Dirks Best Paper Award at iConference 2014
The School of Information Sciences (the iSchool) congratulates Dr. Leanne Bowler and Eleanor Mattern on receiving the Lee Dirks Best Paper Award at iConference 2014. The paper, “Developing Design Interventions for Cyberbullying: A Narrative-Based Participatory Approach,” co-authored with Dr. Cory Knobel (UC Irvine), presented a user-generated framework for designing affordances that would counter acts of cyberbullying on social media sites.
Using narrative inquiry as a research methodology, the authors invited two focus groups – one composed of teens and the other of undergraduate students – to map out a cyberbullying story and overlay it with a set of design recommendations that, in the participant’s view, might alleviate mean and cruel behavior online. From these focus groups, seven recommended design themes for social media emerged: design for reflection, design for consequence, design for empathy, design for personal empowerment, design for fear, design for attention, and design for control and suppression.
The Lee Dirks Best Paper Award is sponsored by Microsoft Research and presented to the authors of the iConference’s most outstanding paper. The Papers and Program Chairs select the winners who receive $5000 for their contribution to iConference. This award honors the memory of Lee Dirks, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference.
Bowler, an Assistant Professor at the iSchool, frequently has been recognized for her work, receiving awards from OCLC/ALISE, The Sprout Fund, and a national award from ALISE for her course “Technology in the Lives of Children and Youth.” Learn more about Dr. Bowler on her bio page and home page.
Mattern, a doctoral candidate at the iSchool, is a 2014 HASTAC Scholar whose research probes the distinguishing line between public and private property through a study of government archives and their recovery of public records in private hands.
Congratulations to Dr. Leanne Bowler and Eleanor Mattern!
Bowler, L., Mattern, E. & Knobel, C. (2014). Developing Design Interventions for Cyberbullying: A Narrative-Based Participatory Approach. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 153-162). Doi: 10.9776/14059.