I study how novice innovators leverage social computing technologies and online communities to learn skills and perform their work. 

I develop theory and design systems informed by research in human-centered design, human-computer interaction, crowdsourcing, social network analysis, and learning sciences. See my research page to learn more about my current projects. I have been supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, NSF Cyberlearning Grant, and Northwestern’s Segal Design Cluster Fellowship. I previously interned at Microsoft FUSE Labs and am currently a UX Research intern at Facebook this Fall.

I am a PhD candidate in the Delta Lab at Northwestern’s Segal Design Institute where I am advised by Dr. Liz Gerber. Prior to Northwestern, I received my B.S. in Physics with a Minor in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2011.

I am currently on the job market and plan to graduate in June 2017.

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Selected Publications

Hui, J., Gerber, E. Makerspaces as Sites of Entrepreneurship . ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2017 (forthcoming).

Hui, J., Farnham, S. Designing for Inclusion: Supporting Gender Diversity in Independent Innovation Teams. ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork (GROUP) 2016 (forthcoming).

Hui, J., Glenn, A., Jue, R., Gerber, E., Dow, S. Using Anonymity and Communal Efforts to Improve Quality of Crowdsourced FeedbackAAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) 2015.

Hui, J., Gerber, E. Crowdfunding Science: Sharing Research With an Extended AudienceACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2015.

Harburg, E., Hui, J., Greenberg, M., Gerber, E. The Effects of Crowdfunding on Entrepreneurial Self-EfficacyACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2015.

Hui, J., Gerber, E., Dow, S. Crowd-Based Design Activities: Helping Students Connect with Users Online. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2014.

Hui, J., Gerber, E., Gergle, D. Understanding and Leveraging Social Networks for Crowdfunding: Opportunities and ChallengesACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS)  2014.

Hui, J., Greenberg, M., Gerber, E. Understanding the Role of Community in Crowdfunding Work. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW)  2014, 62-74. (Best Paper Honorable Mention)

Gerber, E., Hui, J. Crowdfunding: Motivations and Deterrents for Participation. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interactions (TOCHI) 2013.