- Week 1:
Gathered CHI 2020, UIST 2019, and CSCW 2019 proceedings and found 5-10 articles on science writing.
Documented their goals/research questions, systems built, methods, and results.
- Week 2:
Read each article in depth and took notes; discussed interesting aspects with Katy. Started presentation of literature review for Professor Chilton.
- Week 3:
Continued working through presentation with Katy's feedback.
Observed ShutDownStem on Wednesday.
Began attending lab meetings with HCI group at Columbia.
- Week 4:
Presented presentation to Lydia, went over revisions with Katy. Began to look for science communication articles and started weekly search for tweetorials.
- Week 5:
Added more CSCW papers and began writing a related works section. Papers included: MepsBot, Heteroglossia, Lily, Adaptive Learning, r/science, and others. Reviewed topics for hooks to be used in preliminary study. Continue reading more literature and synthesize points made in science communication resources/write them into paper.
- Week 6:
Switched to writing background section. Continued revising paper sections and write more hooks.
- Week 7:
Began interviewing participants with the hook tutorial. Revised drafts to a working point.
- Week 8:
Wrote a small amount of code to visualize results of study. Ran study with more participants on Thursday and Friday. Continued coding over weekend.
- Week 9:
Worked on presentation and paper.
Thanks to my mentors Professor Lydia Chilton for their guidance, to the Craig Newmark Philanthropies for its funding, and to DIMACS for providing this opportunity.