Speaker: Jes Koepfler
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Jes Koepfler

Research Assistant, HCIL/UMIACS
University of Maryland
2117 Hornbake Bldg, South Wing
College Park MD
20742 USA

Jes Koepfler is a doctoral student in the iSchool at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a research assistant in the human-computer interaction lab (HCIL/UMIACS: http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/) working on the IMLS National Leadership Grant project, T3: Text, Tags, and Trust (http://umiacs.umd.edu/research/t3/). Through this project she is working to better understand the information seeking behaviors of visitors to digital collections and investigate possible correlations between searching and tagging. The practical goal of such work is to improve the information retrieval process for users. When she's not researching, she's consulting as a user experience researcher offering mixed-methods approaches to the design of websites, software, and other tools that begin with the end user in mind.

Jes will present Web-Supported Collaborations: Building, Evaluating, and Sustaining a Museum Partnership Network. [Paper]
Jes will present Rapid Prototyping and Collaboration Using Google Wave. [Mini-Workshop]