Sensemaking Workshop Papers
 

This is the set of papers that will be presented at the CHI 2008 Sensemaking workshop.  

 First author                                    Title                                                                                                           Authors email

Ann Abraham
Information Seeking: Sensemaking and interactions

A.M.Abraham@open.ac.uk
Open University
Simon Attfield 
Investigations within investigations a recursive framework for scalable sensemaking support 
s.attfield@cs.ucl.ac.uk,
a.blandford@cs.ucl.ac.uk,
s.debagrielle@ucl.ac.uk

UCL 
Joan DiMicco
People Sensemaking and Relationship Building
joan.dimicco@us.ibm.com, david_r_millen@us.ibm.com
IBM
Tobias Dryks
An Empirical Study of Firefighting Sensemaking Practices
tobias.dryks@fit.fraunhofer.dec,
sebastian.denef@fit.fraunhofer.de,
leonardo.ramirez@fit.fraunhofer.de

Franhofer

George Furnas
Representational Change in Sensemaking
furnas@umich.edu
U. Michigan
Cris Garcia
Does ontology help make sense of a complex world or does it create a biased interpretation?

cristina.bicharra@gmail.com, avivacqua@gmail.com
UFF, Brazil

Rob Hutton
Designing For Sensemaking: A Macrocognitive Approach
rhutton@ara.com,
swiggins@ara.com,
gklein@ara.com

Klein Associates Division / Applied Research Associates



David Kirsh
Making sense of instructions
kirsh@ucsd.edu
UC San Diego
Charlotte Lee
Group sensemaking
cplee@ics.uci.edu
UC Irvine
Merrie Morris
Shared Sensemaking: Enhancing the Value of Collaborative Web Search Tools
merrie@microsoft.com
Microsoft Research
Michael Muller
Metrics for Sensemaking in Enterprise Tag Management
michael_muller@us.ibm.com
IBM
Charles Naumer
Sense-Making: A Methodological Perspective
naumer@u.washington.edu, fisher@u.washington.edu, dervin.1@osu.edu
U. Washington
Sharoda Paul 
Collaborative Sensemaking: A Field Study in an Emergency Department
spaul@ist.psu.edu,
mreddy@ist.psu.edu,
cdeflitch@psu.edu

Penn State U.
Peter Pirolli
Social Information Foraging and Sensemaking
pirolli@parc.com
PARC
Yan Qu
Building shared understanding in collab SM
yanqu@umd.edu,
dlhansen@umd.edu
U. Maryland
Shy Ravid
Facilitating sensemaking in distributed project teams
shyravid@tx.technion.ac.il
Technion
Daniel Russell
Sensemaking for the rest of us

drussell@google.com,
jeffries@google.com,
lilly.irani@gmail.com

Google 
Jean Scholtz
Progress and challenges in evaluating tools for sensemaking

Jean.scholtz@pnl.gov
PNL
Al Selvin
Narrative, sensemaking and improv
sbs@acm.org,
alselvin@gmail.com
Open University
John Stasko
Sensemaking across text documents: Jigsaw
stasko@cc.gatech.edu,
goerg@cc.gatech.edu,
zcliu@cc.gatech.edu

Georgia Tech
Mark Stefik
We digital sensemakers
stefik@parc.com
PARC
Leila Takayama
Tracing the microstructure of sensemaking

takayama@parc.com,
card@parc.com

PARC, Stanford
Gina Venolia
Backstory: A Search Tool for Software Developers
gina.venolia@microsoft.com
MSR