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Doc student has paper accepted at CHI Conference


Jane Gruning, PhD student in the iSchool has her co-authored paper, "Things We Own Together: Sharing Possessions at Home,” accepted at the annual ACM SIG CHI conference, the most prestigious conference for research in human-computer interaction, with acceptance rates usually running around 25%.

The paper examines sharing as an important facet of human relationships, and reports on a study that investigates shared ownership of physical and digital possessions through interviews with couples and families in 13 households. The work offers a more nuanced definition of shared ownership and show that certain practices, which are central to sharing physical objects, are not supported in the sharing of digital content.

The paper is co-authored with Siân Lindley, a researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, where Jane spent last summer as a Research Fellow.

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