My thesis project focuses on creating a library of design knowledge related to online deliberation and group decision-making. This knowledge is gathered from published sources and codified so as to be retrievable. I am creating a framework and prototype tool for exploring this knowledge base that allows for the user to match relevant design knowledge with his or her own project. From there, design alternatives that might be useful to consider are outlined. The goal of this is to facilitate the community's access to and analysis of knowledge and experiences that have accumulated within scholarly work.
Have a look at my published paper and coursework during my graduate and undergraduate degrees.
- Hilts, A., & Yu, E. (under review). Intentional modeling of social media design knowledge for government-citizen communication. Invited submission; extended version of MSM`10
- Takhteyev, Y., & Hilts, A. (under review). Investigating the geography of open source software through Github
- Hilts, A., & Yu, E. (2010). Modeling social media support for the elicitation of citizen opinion. In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Modeling Social Media. ACM Press.
- Aligning Business, Organization, Information and Systems: Avery Ventures Inc. Case study. With Xindi Chen and Arlo Murphy.
- Systems Requirements Specification for a Mobile Emergency Notification System
- A Budgetary Perspective on the City of Vancouver's Adoption of Open Document Format Standards
- Design and Critical Analysis of the findfood Yahoo Pipe. Save this to disk: XL PDF. With Christina Lochead, Arlo Murphy and Robert VanderBerg. The pipe is accessible here.
- Towards a national culture of online participatory discourse
- Online discussions and organizational frameworks
- The communicative implications of software design choices in social news websites
- Digg.com: An online public sphere?