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Welcome to the Adaptive Cognition and Interaction Design (ACTION) lab. The ACTION lab is led by Dr. Jessie Chin, at the School of Information Sciences of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, there are four main research themes in the ACTION Lab:

  • Adaptation to Information Proliferation
  • Coupling Cognitive Systems
  • Reliable, Useful and Accurate Health Knowledge for All
  • Innovative and Accessible Health Care for All

As an interdisciplinary team, our research aims at translating theories in cognitive sciences, human-computer interaction, human factors and health informatics to understand and build sociotechnical solutions for promoting complex cognitive activities (such as learning and decision-making) and health behavior/communication among diverse populations across the lifespan. [Learn More]

Keywords from Current Research Projects: Applied Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Information Foraging, Self-Regulated Learning, Decision-Making, Exploration-Exploitation, Cognitive Aging, Health Communication, Health Literacy, Health Misinformation, Digital Health, Aging-in-Place, Sedentary Behavior, Cancer Prevention and Control, Conversational Agents, Human-Machine Interactive Learning


NEWS FROM THE ACTION LAB

[August 5] The National Cancer Institute (NCI) BRP (Behavioral Research Program) has released a tweet about our NCI project on HPV-vaccine misinformation: https://twitter.com/NCIBehaviors/status/1290625793928953856.

[Oct 5-9] The Action Lab has two proceeding papers to be appeared at the 64th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in 2020!

Congratulations to our PhD student in Information Sciences, Smit Desai, on his first-author paper, “An explorative analysis of the feasibility of implementing metacognitive strategies in self-regulated learning with the conversational agents”!

[Oct 6-27] The Action Lab has one presentation to be appeared at the 42nd Annual North American Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making in 2020.  

 

Awards and Grants:

2020

Dr. Chin and her collaborators received an NCI grant on “Identifying False HPV-Vaccine Information and Modeling Its Impact on Risk Perceptions”. 

Dr. Chin and her collaborators received an award from the Mather Institute on a project, “ActivityAssist: Conversational Agents for Older Adults”.

Media:

2020

A news story about the NIH grant  (April 23, 2020)

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI) (Feb 19, 2020)
Researcher Spotlight in Health Equity 

Talks:

2020

April 14. Guest Lecture in EPSY546 Human Factors in Health Care Engineering Systems

Sep 29. 12:30pm to 2pm CSTL (Cognitive Sciences in Teaching and Learning) Brownbag at the Department of Educational Psychology @ Edu 201A
Talk Title: What Makes a (False) Message Powerful: Empirical Analysis of the Health Misinformation Ecosystem

Oct 6 Annual Meetings in the Society of Human Factors and Ergonomics
Session: Physical Factors in Systems Design for Older Persons

Oct 8 Annual Meetings in the Society of Human Factors and Ergonomics
Session: Advances in Learning, Engineering, and Data Analytics

Nov 6 KCH (Kinesiology and Community Health) Research Colloquium 

Dec 2 IS400 Colloquium

Publications & Presentations:

Chin, J. & Burns, C. (in press). Health Promotion: Patient Self-Management, Cognitive Work Analysis and Persuasive Design. In R. J. Holden, & R. S. Valdez (Eds.), The Patient Factors: A Handbook on Patient Ergonomics (Volume 2). CRC Press/Taylor & Frances Group.

Desai, S. & Chin, J. (2020). An explorative analysis of the feasibility of implementing metacognitive strategies in self-regulated learning with the conversational agents. In Proceedings of the 64th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Chin, J., Quinn, K., Muramatsu, N. & Marquez, D. (2020). A user study on the feasibility and acceptance of delivering physical activity programs to older adults through conversational agents. In Proceedings of the 64th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

 

About PhD Application in Information Sciences:

We are recruiting highly-motivated PhD students in Fall 2021. Students who are interested in cognitive sciences, human factors and human-computer interaction are preferred. Students with other backgrounds will be considered.

Last updated on Sep 20, 2020