Rayoung Yang

Rayoung Yang
Research Associate
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Room: B.01
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

Brief biography

I'm a research associate working on two EPSRC funded research projects: Future Everyday Interaction with the Autonomous Internet of Things and Creating the Energy for Change. I received my Ph.D. in Information and a MS in Information at the University of Michigan.

My research interests are in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Ubiquitous Computing, with a focus on Improving end-user understanding and control of everyday smart devices. Using user-centered, field-based research methods, I investigate user interaction and experience with emerging technology, develop prototypes and design strategies, and evaluate them in real-world contexts.

Research Publications

Authors
Title
Year
Publication
R Gulotta, J Forlizzi, Rayoung Yang, MW Newman Fostering Engagement with Personal Informatics Systems 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Conference paper (text)
Rayoung Yang, D Pisharoty, S Montazeri, K Whitehouse, MW Newman How Does Eco-coaching Help to Save Energy? Assessing a Recommendation System for Energy-efficient Thermostat Scheduling 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)
S Mennicken, A Hwang, Rayoung Yang, J Hoey, A Mihailidis, EM Huang Smart for Life: Designing Smart Home Technologies That Evolve with Users 2015 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
C-CJ Huang, Rayoung Yang, MW Newman The Potential and Challenges of Inferring Thermal Comfort at Home Using Commodity Sensors 2015 Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)
D Pisharoty, Rayoung Yang, MW Newman, K Whitehouse ThermoCoach: Reducing Home Energy Consumption with Personalized Thermostat Recommendations 2015 Proceedings of the 2Nd ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments, Conference paper (text)
Rayoung Yang, E Shin, MW Newman, MS Ackerman When Fitness Trackers Don’T ’Fit’: End-user Difficulties in the Assessment of Personal Tracking Device Accuracy 2015 Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)
Rayoung Yang, MW Newman, J Forlizzi Making Sustainability Sustainable: Challenges in the Design of Eco-interaction Technologies 2014 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
Rayoung Yang, MW Newman Learning from a Learning Thermostat: Lessons for Intelligent Systems for the Home 2013 Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)
Rayoung Yang, MW Newman Living with an Intelligent Thermostat: Advanced Control for Heating and Cooling Systems 2012 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)
Rayoung Yang, S Park, SR Mishra, Z Hong, C Newsom, H Joo, E Hofer, MW Newman Supporting Spatial Awareness and Independent Wayfinding for Pedestrians with Visual Impairments 2011 The Proceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Conference paper (text)
P-A Quinones, T Greene, Rayoung Yang, M Newman Supporting Visually Impaired Navigation: A Needs-finding Study 2011 CHI ’11 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)