The Personal Data and Empowerment Lab is a Human-Centered Computing research lab in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. Our research focuses on empowering end users in their everyday lives with useful access to their personal data and other novel computing experiences.
Jason, Josh, Sinthia, John, Jens, Ashlyn, and Tamanna posing for a group picture on the University of Utah campus
End of semester lab froyo!
A photo of the PeDEL lab group in the mountains above Salt Lake City.
Lab photo at CHI 2022 in New Orleans!

Recent Publications

A Workshop on Disability Inclusive Remote Co-Design

Maryam Bandukda, Giulia Barbareschi, Aneesha Singh, Dhruv Jain, Maitraye Das, Tamanna Motahar, Jason Wiese, Lynn Cockburn, Amit Prakash, David Frohlich, Catherine Holloway

ASSETS '22, Proceedings of the 24th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2022

“We’re Not Meant to Deal with Crisis for a Year”: Supporting Frontline Healthcare Providers’ Wellness During a Pandemic

Kazi Sinthia Kabir, Alexandra Flis, Melody Mickens, Stephen K. Trapp, Jason Wiese

Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Springer International Publishing, Virtual, 2022, pp. 147-163

The Challenge for Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions: Incomplete or Missing Data

Kazi Sinthia Kabir, Jason Wiese

CHI ’22 Workshop: Grand Challenges for Personal Informatics and AI, 2022

Ask the Users: A Case Study of Leveraging User-Centered Design for Designing Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAIs)

Kazi Sinthia Kabir, Stacey A. Kenfield, Erin L. Van Blarigan, June M. Chan, Jason Wiese

Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), vol. 6(2), 2022, p. 21

Mi Casa es Su Casa (“MiSu”): A Mobile App for Sharing Smart Home Devices with People Outside The Home

Leena Alghamdi, Mamtaj Akter, Cristobal Sepulveda Cardenas, Diego A. Cruces, Jason Wiese, Jessica Kropczynski, H. Lipford, P. Wisniewski

CSCW Companion, 2022

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Advancing the Path for a More Human-centered Design of Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAIs)

This project focuses on advancing the path for designing more user-centered JITAIs. Specifically, this work will provide guidelines for designing JITAIs that account for the diverse ways users interact with technology for supporting health and well-being.

Supporting Remote and Hybrid Workers in Crafting Work and Family Boundaries

Remote work can offer benefits to workers and employers, but removing the physical boundary between work-life and home-life increases the likelihood of work encroaching on family life and family responsibilities interrupting work.

Improving Personal Informatics Tools for Planning

Motivation and Vision Planning is an important activity for people to accomplish many common goals, such as losing weight, saving money, or increasing productivity. Yet, planning out concrete actions to accomplish these goals can be feel burdensome, t...

Making Smart Hospitals Useful

Smart hospitals are arriving, driven by the vision to enhance the patient experience, reduce operational burden, and improve hospital workflow. We explore how the technology employed in patient rooms better supports patients' needs.

Designing Technology for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury to Facilitate Self-care Adherence

Individuals with spinal cord injuries often have to perform numerous self-care activities. Performing pressure reliefs is one such behavior to prevent pressure ulcers. We investigate technological solutions to increase pressure relief adherence.

Tetra-Sport: Collaborative Sport Experiences for Individuals with Tetraplegia

Adaptive skiing and adaptive sailing experiences for and with individuals with tetraplegia.

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Personal Data and Empowerment Lab

School of Computing

University of Utah

50 Central Campus Drive Rm. 3190
Salt Lake City, UT 84112