Technology is changing our lives to good effect and, sometimes, to not so good effect. I apply behavioral and social science techniques and theory, especially social psychology, to understanding people and technology. In my early studies with Lee Sproull and our colleagues and students, we learned how computer networking changed group dynamics and social interaction. Our book, Connections, described the indirect, secondary effects of using email in organizations.
I later worked with Bob Kraut on the HomeNet project, a study of the personal and social effects of household technology and the Internet on individuals and families.
My current projects include studies in the social and cognitive dimensions of human-robot interaction and a couple of large projects on collaboration and distributed work teams.
- Hinds, P., & Kiesler, S. (Eds.). (2002). Distributed work. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Kiesler, S. (Ed.). (1997). Culture of the Internet. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Kraut, R., Brynin, M., & Kiesler, S. (2006). Computers, phones, and the Internet: Domesticating information technology. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Sproull, L., & Kiesler, S. (1991). Connections: New ways of working in the networked organization. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Bessière, K., Pressman, S., Kiesler, S., & Kraut, R. (2010). Effects of Internet use on health and depression: A longitudinal study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12, e6.
- Boh, W-F, Ren, Y., Kiesler, S., Bussjaeger, R. (2007). Expertise and collaboration in the geographically dispersed organization. Organization Science, 18, 595-612.
- Cummings, J. N., & Kiesler, S. (2007). Coordination costs and project outcomes in multi-university collaborations. Research Policy, 36, 1620-1634.
- Cummings, J. N., & Kiesler, S. (2006). Collaborative research across disciplinary and organizational boundaries. Social Studies of Science, 35, 703-722. [Reprinted in Olson, G., Zimmerman, A., Finholt, T. (eds.) (2008) Scientific Collaboration on the Internet, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.]
- Kiesler, S., Lee, S-L., & Kramer, A. (2007). Relationship effects in psychological explanations of nonhuman behavior. Anthrozoos, 19, 335-352.
- Kiesler, S., Powers, A., Fussell, S. R., & Torrey, C. (2008). Anthropomorphic interactions with a robot and robot-like agent. Social Cognition, 26(2), 168-180.
- Ren, Y., Kiesler, S., & Fussell, S. (2008). Multiple group coordination in complex and dynamic task environments: Interruptions, coping mechanisms, and technology recommendations. Journal of Management Information Systems, 25, 107-133.
- Shklovski, I., Burke, M., Kiesler, S., & Kraut, R. (2010). Technology adoption and use in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. American Behavioral Science, XX(X), 1-19.
- Balakrishnan, A. D., Fussell, S., & Kiesler, S., Kittur, A. (2010). Pitfalls of information access with visualizations in remote collaborative analysis. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work CSCW10. New York: ACM Press.
- Lee, M. K., Kiesler, S., & Forlizzi, J. (2010). Receptionist or information kiosk: How do people talk with a robot? Proceedings of the Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW ’10), New York: ACM Press.
- Lee, M. K., Kiesler, S., Forlizzi, J., Srinivasa, S., & Rybski, P. (2010). Gracefully mitigating breakdowns in robotic services. Proceedings of the Conference on Human-Robot Interaction '10.
- Scupelli, P., Xiao, Y., Fussell, S. R., Kiesler, S., & Gross, M. (2010). Supporting coordination in surgical suites: Physical aspects of common information spaces. Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI10, New York: ACM Press.
- Applied Research Methods
- Human Factors
- Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
- Project in Human Computer Interaction
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3891
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