Research interestsSocial networks, social practices, personal relationships, privacy & trust, disaster response & recovery, social resilience, HCI, interaction design, big data, location-based social applications, surveillance and politics of access
I am an associate professor in the Technologies in Practice and Interaction Design (IxD) research groups at the IT University of Copenhagen in Denmark. My research is located at the intersection of Information Sciences, Communication Studies and Human Computer Interaction. My studies of social network structures and in-situ relational practices expose how local context can shape technology adoption and use, and how global networked information flows can, in turn, become part of the local context. I examine how people adapt and integrate an increasingly broad array of information and communication technologies into their daily lives and under conditions of strain.
PhD in Human Computer Interaction 2007, Carnegie Mellon University
- Shklovski, I., Mainwaring, S., Skúladóttir, H. & Borgthorsson, H. (2014) Of Leakiness & Creepiness in App Space: User Perceptions of Privacy and Mobile App Use. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (Toronto, Canada, 2014). ACM
- Shklovski, I., Vertesi, J., & Lindtner, S. (2013). Introduction to This Special Issue on Transnational HCI. Human-Computer Interaction, 29(1), 1-21. (PDF)
- Shklovski, I. & de Souza e Silva, A. (2013) "An urban Encounter: Realizing online connectedness through local urban play" Best of IR 13 special issue, Information, Communication & Society V16(3) p. 340-361 (PDF)
- Shklovski, I. & Valtysson, B. (2012) Secretly political: Civic engagement in online publics in Kazakhstan. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media V56(3) p. 417-433 (PDF)
- Shklovski, I. & Struthers, D. (2010) Of States and Borders on the Internet: The Role of Domain Name Extensions in Expressions of Nationalism Online in Kazakhstan. Policy & Internet v2(4), article 5 (PDF)
- Latonero, M. & Shklovski, I. (2011) Emergency management, Twitter and social media evangelism. International Journal of Information Systems in Crisis Response and Management V3(4) p. 1-16 (PDF)
- Shklovski, I., Burke, M., Kraut, R. & Kiesler, S. (2010) Technology adoption and use in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. American Behavioral Scientist, 53(8), 1228-1246 (PDF)
- Shklovski, I., Vertesi, J., Troshynski, E. & Dourish, P. (2009) The commodification of location: Dynamics of power in location-based systems. In proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2009), Orlando, Florida: ACM Press. (PDF)
- Shklovski, I., Palen, L. & Sutton, J. (2008) Finding community through information and communication technology during disaster events, In proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2008), New York: ACM Press. (PDF)
I am a social scientist and my work is located at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction, Information Sciences and Communication Studies. My research primarily focuses on social networks at different levels of analysis as I examine how people adapt and integrate an increasingly broad array of information and communication technologies into their daily lives in a variety of cultural contexts, with a special focus on technology adoption and use under conditions of strain. My studies of network structures and in-situ relational practices expose how local context can shape technology adoption and use, and how global networked information flows can, in turn, become part of the local context. The broad goal of my research is to develop a theoretical framework that conceptualizes information exchange as part of a dynamic relational practice constitutive of social networks. Through this, I want to challenge dominant conceptions of privacy in the realm of big data, offering alternative ways of thinking about personal data management practices in this digital world. My recent collaborations with data scientists in industry and academia explore what we can learn solely from structural analysis of large social network datasets as well as how we can enrich our understanding and ability to exploit these datasets through qualitative methods.
Digital Media & Communication (DDMK) - on DDK Network Society – on DMD Qualitative Research Methods (MKVM) - on Games
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