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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

2021

 

Feb 12 A book chapter about how to bridge theories in health promotion, cognitive work analysis into persuasive design for patient self-management has been published.
Chin, J. & Burns, C. (2021). Health Promotion: Patient Self-Management, Cognitive Work Analysis and Persuasive Design. In R. J. Holden, & R. S. Valdez (Eds.), The Patient Factors: Applications of Patient Ergonomics (Volume 2)(pp.187-203). CRC Press/Taylor & Frances Group.

Jan 28 The Action Lab has a new publication in the top journal in Primary Health Care, the Journal of General Internal Medicine. See more information in the news story.

 

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

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. (Aug 5, 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., Wang, H., Awwad, A. W., Graumlich, J. F., Wolf, M. S., & Morrow, D. G. (2021). Health literacy, processing capacity, illness knowledge and actionable memory for medication taking in type 2 diabetes: cross-sectional analysis. Journal of General Internal Medicine. DOI: 1007/s11606-020-06472-z

Chin, J. & Burns, C. (2021). 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.

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. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting64(1), 33–37. DOI: 10.1177/1071181320641010

Desai, S., & Chin, J. (2020). An Explorative Analysis of the Feasibility of Implementing Metacognitive Strategies in Self-Regulated Learning with the Conversational Agents. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting64(1), 495–499. DOI: 10.1177/1071181320641112

 

Last updated on Feb 9, 2021