I'm Debra Lauterbach, a masters student in Human-Computer Interaction and Social Computing at the University of Michigan, graduating in December 2009. My focus is on user research, including both quantitative and qualitative methods. I also have interests in online communities, information visualization, and data analysis.
I've been interested in user experience ever since I was an undergraduate in computer science. Now, my technical background is an asset as I work to evaluate and improve interfaces to be useful, enjoyable, and easy to use. I believe in clean, simple design, iterative improvements, innovative research techniques, and using principles from cognitive psychology and human behavior to guide my work.
Author of 2 resources
- Chun-Yuen Teng, Debra Lauterbach, Lada Adamic, "I rate you. You rate me. Should we do so publicly?", InProceedings, Proc. of the 3rd Workshop on Online Social Networks (WOSN 2010), June 22, 2010, 238 downloads.
- Debra Lauterbach, Hung Truong, Tanuj Shah, Lada Adamic, "Surfing a web of trust: reputation and reciprocity on CouchSurfing.com", InProceedings, International Symposium on Social Intelligence and Networking, August 29, 2009.