The white-collar workplace was transformed by computing. Now, through the growing accessibility and utility of ubiquitous computing, sensing technologies, and automation, the blue-collar workplace is undergoing a similar transformation. This research is focused on understanding the particular needs of the blue-collar workforce so that we can design and deploy computing technologies that support worker autonomy and advance the priorities of skilled labor through an on-going technological transformation.
A. Sheehan & C. A. Le Dantec. 2023. Making Meaning from the Digitalization of Blue-Collar Work. Proc. ACM Hum. Comput. Interact, 7, CSCW2, Article 345 (October 2023)
(CSCW ’23: Best Paper)
A. Rumsey, & C.A. Le Dantec (2022). Escaping the Holodeck: Designing Virtual Environments for Real Organizations. In C. Röcker, S. Büttner (Eds.), Human-Technology Interaction: Shaping the Future of Industrial User Interfaces. Springer VS, 2022.
A. Rumsey, & C. A. Le Dantec. Manufacturing Change: The Impact of Virtual Environments on Real Organizations. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). ACM.
A. Rumsey and C. A. Le Dantec. Clearing the Smoke: The Changing Identities of Firefighters. Proceedings of the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’19). ACM (2019).
(Best Paper Honorable Mention)