J a m e s  D.  H o l l a n
Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science
Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0515

RESEARCH GROUPS and RESEARCH AFFILATIONS:
Distributed Cognition and Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
Ubiquitous Computing and Social Dynamics Research Group
Division Council of Calit2

My research explores the cognitive consequences of computationally-based media. It is motivated by a belief that we are at the beginning of a paradigm shift in thinking about representational media, one that is starting to appreciate the importance of representations that are not only dynamic and interactive but that also adapt to the structure of tasks, the context of activities, and even our relationships with others. The goal is to better understand the cognitive, computational, and social ecology of dynamic interactive adaptive media.

My interests span across cognitive ethnography, distributed and embodied cognition, human-computer interaction, multiscale information visualization, multimodal interaction, and software tools for visualization and interaction. My current work involves four intertwined activities: developing theory and methods, designing representations, implementing prototypes, and evaluating the effectiveness of systems and understanding the broader design space in which they are situated.

Current research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Chancellor's Interdisciplinary Collaboratories Program. Recently completed research has been funded by California's Digital Media Innovation Program, Darpa, Intel, Microsoft, Nissan, NSF, Sony, and the UC MICRO Program.


current academic year (Course List)
Fall 2013 Cognitive Science 10: Cognitive Consequences of Technology
Tues & Thurs 12:30-1:20 Cognitive Science Building 003
Spring 2014 Cognitive Science 102C: Cognitive Design Studio
Tues & Thurs
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recent research publications
Reifying Social Movement Trajectories
Adam Fouse Nadir Weibel, Chris Johnson, and Jim Hollan. Proceedings of CHI'13, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paris, France, in press, 2013. (PDF)
Audio-Enhanced Paper Photos: Encouraging Social Interaction at Age 105
Anne Marie Piper, Nadir Weibel, and Jim Hollan. Proceedings of CSCW'13, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, San Antonio, TX, USA, in press, 2013. (PDF)
Microanalysis of Active Reading Behaviors to Inform Design of Interactive Desktop Workspaces
Matthew Hong, Anne Marie Piper, Nadir Weibel, Simon Olberding, and James D Hollan. Proceedings of ITS'12, ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Cambridge, MA, USA, 215-224, 2012. (PDF)
TraumaPen: A Paper-Digital Interface for Information Capture and Display in Time-Critical Medical Work
Aleksandra Sarcevic, Nadir Weibel, James D. Hollan and Randall Burd, Proceedings of PervasiveHealth 2012, International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, San Diego, CA, USA, 17-24, 2012. (PDF)
Digital Pen and Paper Practices in Observational Research
Nadir Weibel, Adam Fouse, Colleen Emmenegger, Whitney Friedman, Edwin Hutchins, and James D. Hollan. Proceedings of CHI 2012, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin, TX, USA, 1331-1340, 2012. (PDF)
TAP & PLAY: An End-User Toolkit for Authoring Interactive Pen and Paper Language Activities
Anne Marie Piper, Nadir Weibel, and James D. Hollan Proceedings of CHI 2012, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin, TX, USA, 149-158, 2012. (PDF)
TAP & PLAY: An End-User Toolkit for Authoring Interactive Pen and Paper Language Activities
Anne Marie Piper, Nadir Weibel, and James D. Hollan Extended Abstracts (Interactivity) of CHI 2012, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin, TX, USA, 2012. (PDF)
Using Overlays to Support Collaborative Interaction with Display Walls
Arvind Satyanarayan, Nadir Weibel and James D. Hollan.Proceedings of IUI 2012, International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Lisbon, Portugal, 105-108, 2012. (PDF)
A Pen-Based Toolkit for Authoring Collaborative Language Activities
Anne Marie Piper, Nadir Weibel and James D. Hollan.Extended Abstracts of CSCW 2012, Seattle, USA,, 269-270, 2012. (PDF)
Write-N-Speak: Authoring Multimodal Digital-Paper Materials for Speech-Language Therapy,
Anne Marie Piper, Nadir Weibel, and James D. Hollan. Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), 1-20, 2011. (PDF)
Supporting Medical Communication for Older Patients with a Shared Touch-Screen Computer
Anne Marie Piper and James D. Hollan. International Journal of Medical Informatics, in press, 2011. (PDF)
Ubiquitous Sketching for Social Media
Lisa L. Cowan, Nadir Weibel, Laura Pina, William G. Griswold, and James D. Hollan. Proceedings of MobileHCI, in press, 2011. (PDF)
Supporting an Integrated Paper-Digital Workflow for Observational Research
Nadir Weibel, Adam Fouse, Edwin Hutchins, and James D. Hollan. Adjunct Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 257-266, 2011. (PDF)
Plink It: Paper-Based Links for Cross-Media Information Space
Jurgen Steimle, Nadir Weibel, Simon Olberding, Max Muhlhauser, and James D. Hollan. Adjunct Proceedings of ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 1969-1974, 2011. (PDF)
Projector Phone Use: Practices and Social Implications.
Lisa L. Cowan, Nadir Weibel, Laura Pina, William G. Griswold, and James D. Hollan. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 1-11, 2011. (PDF)
ChronoViz: A System for Supporting Navigation of Time-Coded Data
Adam Fouse, Nadir Weibel, Edwin Hutchins, and James D. Hollan. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 299-304, 2011. (PDF)
Physical and Digital Media Usage Patterns on Interactive Tabletop Surfaces
Jürgen Steimle, Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi, Max Mühlhäuser, and James D. Hollan. Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS 2010), 167-176, 2010. (PDF)
Engaging the Periphery for Visual Communication on Mobile Phones
Lisa L. Cowan, William G. Griswold, Louise Barkhuus, and James D. Hollan. Proceedings of the IEEE Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, 1-10, 2010. (PDF)
Enabling Social Interactions through Real-time Sketch-Based Communication
Nadir Weibel, Lisa G. Cowan, Laura R. Pina, William G. Griswold, and James D. Hollan. Adjunct Proceedings of ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 1405-406, 2010. (PDF)
DataPrism: A Tool for Analyzing Multimodal Data
Adam Fouse and James D. Hollan. Proceedings of Measuring Behavior 2010: 7th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, 1-4, 2010. (PDF)
Exploring Pen and Paper Interaction with High-Resolution Wall Displays
Nadir Weibel, Anne Marie Piper, and James D. Hollan. Adjunct Proceedings of ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 455-456, 2010. (PDF)
recent graduate students and other collaborators
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COMPUTER SCIENCE

SOCIOLOGY
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COLLABORATORS
additional recent research publications
HIPerPaper: Introducing Pen and Paper Interfaces for Ultra-Scale Wall Displays
Nadir Weibel, Anne Marie Piper, and James D. Hollan. Adjunct Proceedings of ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 203-210, 2010. (PDF)
Introducing Multimodal Paper-Digital Interfaces for Speech-Language Therapy
Anne Marie Piper, Nadir Weibel, and James D. Hollan. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ACM ASSETS 2010), 203-210. (PDF)
Applications of Projector Phones for Social Applications
Lisa Cowen, William G. Griswold, and James D. Hollan. Proceedings of Ubiprojection Workshop, Pervasive, 2010. (PDF)
Exploring the Accessibility and Appeal of Surface Computing for Older Adult Health Care Support
Anne Marie Pipoer, Ross Campbell, and James Hollan. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI2010), 907-916, 2010. (PDF)
Augmenting Interactive Tabletops with Translucent Tangible Controls
Malte Weiss, James D. Hollan, and Jan Borchers. Tabletops - Horizontal Interactive Displays (Christian Müller-Tomfelde, Editor), 149-170, 2010. (PDF)
Opportunities and Challenges for Augmented Environments: A Distributed Cognition Perspective
James D. Hollan and Edwin L. Hutchins. User Friendly Environments: From Meeting Rooms to Digital Collaborative Spaces ( S. Lahlou, Editor), 237-259, 2010 (PDF)
Scaffolding Embodied Practices in Professional Education
Amaya Becvar Weddle and James D. Hollan. Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal, 17, 2010, 119-148. (PDF)
Analyzing Multimodal Communication around a Shared Tabletop Display
Ann Marie Piper and James D. Hollan. Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW), September 9-11, 2009, Vienna, Austria, 283-302. (PDF)
Tabletop Displays for Small Group Study: Affordances of Paper versus Digital Materials
Ann Marie Piper and James D. Hollan. Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI2009), 2009, 1227-1236. (PDF)
SLAP Widgets: Bridging the Gap Between Virtual and Physical Controls on Tabletops
Malte Weiss, Julie Wagner, Yvonne Jansen, Roger Jennings, Ramsin Khoshabeh, Jim Hollan, Jan Borchers. Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI2009), 2009, 481-490. (PDF)
Capturing and Restoring the Context of Everyday Work: A Case Study at a Law Office
Gaston R. Cangiano and James D. HollanLecture Notes in Computer Science, HCII 2009, 2009, 945-954. (PDF)
Papiercraft: A Gesture-Based Command System for Interactive Paper
Chunyuan Liao, François Guimbretière, Ken Hinckley, and James D. Hollan. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 14, 4 (Jan. 2008), 1-27 (PDF)
A Diary Study of Mobile Information Needs
Timothy Sohn, Kevin A. Li, William G. Griswold, and James D. Hollan. CHI 2008: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2008, 433-442 (PDF)
Representational Gestures as Cognitive Artifacts for Developing Theories in a Scientific Laboratory
Amaya Becvar, James Hollan, and Edwin Hutchins. In Resources, Co-Evolution, and Artifacts: Theory in CSCW, Ackerman, M.S., Halverson, C.A., Erickson, T., and Kellogg, W.A. (Eds.), 2008, 117-143. (PDF)
SLAP: Silicone Illuminated Active Peripherals
Malte Weiss, Roger Jennings, Julie Wagner, Ramsin Khoshabeh, Jan Borchers, and James D. Hollan. IEEE Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces, October 1-3, 2008, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (PDF)
Tapping and Rubbing: Exploring New Dimensions of Tactile Feedback with Voice Coil Motors
Kevin A. Li, Patrick Baudisch, William G. Griswold, and James D. Hollan. UIST 2008: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (PDF)
Supporting Medical Conversations Between Deaf and Hearing Individuals with Tabletop Displays
Anne Marie Piper and James D. Hollan. CSCW 2008: ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work (PDF)