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How Do People Change Their Technology Use In Protest?: Understanding "Protest Users"

Hecht articleNovember 2019
ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

Professor Brent Hecht finds that “protest users” are motivated by concerns about business models that profit from user data and privacy. Common tactics including stopping use and leveraging ad blockers. Read the paper >

How to Self-Assemble Project Teams That Are Optimally Effective

MyDreamTeam (MDT)

Noshir Contractor's team investigates how to self-assemble effective student- and faculty-based teams based on criteria such as learning, cohesiveness, and final performance. Explore the project and app >

How Data Visualizations Can Clarify and Confound Uncertainty

Hurricane mapsOctober 2019
Northwestern Computer Science

Jessica Hullman’s Scientific American article weighs pros and cons of common data visualizations. Read the article >


Artificial Intelligence-Enhanced Journalism Offers a Glimpse of the Future of the Knowledge Economy

textbook coverJune 2019
The Conversation

Professor Nicholas Diakopoulos writes about AI enhanced journalism and the future of the knowledge economy. Read the article >



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