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My research investigates how technology designers and engineers address privacy in their professional practices, and how design methods and approaches can be used to proactively surface, explore, discuss, and critique privacy and other social values-related concerns during the design process. I draw upon work and approaches from science & technology studies, human computer interaction, and speculative and critical design.
Jan 2020 - A pre-print of our CHI 2020 paper, Infrastructural Speculations: Tactics for Designing and Interrogating Lifeworlds is now available.
Dec 2019 - Very honored and excited to have multiple papers conditionally accepted to CHI 2020! Including my paper bringing together lenses from infrastructure studies & speculative design with Vera Khovanskaya, Sarah Fox, Nick Merrill, and Phoebe Sengers entitled Infrastructural Speculations: Tactics for Designing and Interrogating Lifeworlds. And a paper co-authored paper with Sandjar Kozubaev, Chris Elsden, Britta Schulte, Marie Louise Juul Sondergaard, Noura Howell, and Nick Merrill, Expanding Modes of Reflection in Design Futuring. Look for pre-prints here soon!
Oct 2019 - Happy to share a pre-print of our upcoming CSCW 2019 paper in which we present an analytic tool to grapple with the value of fairness, This Thing Called Fairness: Disciplinary ConfusionRealizing a Value in Technology, a collaboration with Deirdre Mulligan, Joshua Kroll, and Nitin Kohli.
Sep 2019 - Our workshop, Ubiquitous Privacy: Research and Design for Mobile and IoT Platforms was accepted for CSCW 2019. Consider applying if you are interested in design approaches to privacy!
Download a PDF version of my CV.
Richmond Y. Wong, Vera Khovanskaya, Sarah E. Fox, Nick Merrill and Phoebe Sengers. (2020). Infrastructural Speculations: Tactics for Designing and Interrogating Lifeworlds. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (CHI’20).
Deirdre K. Mulligan, Joshua A. Kroll, Nitin Kohli, and Richmond Y. Wong. (2019). This Thing Called Fairness: Disciplinary Confusion Realizing a Value in Technology. Proceedings of the ACM Human-Computer Interaction 3, CSCW, Article 119 (November 2019).
Sarah Fox, Noura Howell, Richmond Wong and Franchesca Spektor. (2019). Vivewell: Speculating Near-Future Menstrual Tracking through Current Data Practices. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '19)
Honorable Mention Award Richmond Y. Wong and Deirdre K. Mulligan. (2019). Bringing Design to the Privacy Table: Broadening "Design" in "Privacy by Design". In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'19).
James Pierce, Sarah Fox, Nick Merrill, and Richmond Y. Wong. (2018). Differential Vulnerabilities and a Diversity of Tactics: What Toolkits Teach Us about Cybersecurity. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction - CSCW. 2, CSCW, Article 139 (November 2018), 23 pages.
Honorable Mention Award Richmond Y. Wong, Nick Merrill and John Chuang. (June 2018). When BCIs have APIs: Design Fictions of Everyday Brain-Computer Interface Adoption. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '18).
James Pierce, Sarah Fox, Nick Merrill, Richmond Y. Wong and Carl DiSalvo. (2018). An Interface without A User: An Exploratory Design Study of Online Privacy Policies and Digital Legalese. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '18).
Best Paper Award Richmond Y. Wong, Deirdre K. Mulligan, Ellen Van Wyk, James Pierce and John Chuang. (2017). Eliciting Values Reflections by Engaging Privacy Futures Using Design Workbooks. Proceedings of the ACM Human Computer Interaction (CSCW Online First). 1, CSCW, Article 111 (November 2017), 27 pages.
Richmond Y. Wong, Ellen Van Wyk and James Pierce. (2017). Real-Fictional Entanglements: Using Science Fiction and Design Fiction to Interrogate Sensing Technologies. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '17).
Steven Weber and Richmond Y. Wong. (2017). The new world of data: Four provocations on the Internet of Things. First Monday 22(2).
Richmond Y. Wong and Deirdre K. Mulligan. (2016). These Aren’t the Autonomous Drones You’re Looking for: Investigating Privacy Concerns Through Concept Videos. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction 5(3).
Richmond Y. Wong and Deirdre K. Mulligan. (2016). When a Product Is Still Fictional: Anticipating and Speculating Futures through Concept Videos. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '16).
Honorable Mention Award Richmond Y. Wong and Steven J. Jackson. (2015). Wireless Visions: Infrastructure, Imagination, and US Spectrum Policy. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 105-115.
Elaine Sedenberg, Richmond Wong, and John Chuang. (2018). A window into the soul: Biosensing in public. In Surveillence, Privacy and Public Space, Bryce Clayton Newell, Tjerk Timan, Bert-Jaap Koops (eds.)
Richmond Y. Wong and Vera Khovanskaya. (2018). Speculative Design in HCI: From Corporate Imaginations to Critical Orientations. In New Directions in Third Wave Human-Computer Interaction: Volume 2 - Methodologies, Michael Filimowicz and Veronika Tzankova (eds.)
Richmond Wong. (September 2019). Privacy/Values by Design Imaginaries. 4S 2019, New Orleans, LA.
Richmond Wong. (September 2017). Exploring Biosensing Privacy Futures with Design Fiction and Science Fiction. 4S 2017, Boston, MA.
Richmond Wong, Lauren Kilgour. (December 2016). Performing Algorithms: TED Talks and Public Understandings of (Computer) Science. Algorithms in Culture, Berkeley, CA.
Richmond Wong, Deirdre Mulligan. (August 2016). Framing Future Privacy Concerns through Corporate Concept Videos. 4S/EASST 2016, Barcelona, Spain.
Deirdre Mulligan, Leslie Harris, Sebastian Benthall, Richmond Wong. (October 2015) What Really Happened After the Battle Against SOPA and PIPA? Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference, Washington DC.
Richmond Wong. (10 April 2015). Big Data Narratives of Crowd and Cloud. ST Global, Washington DC.
Workshop Organizer Yaxing Yao, Chhaya Chouhan, Richmond Wong, Pardis Emani-Naeini, Nick Merrill, Xinru Page, Yang Wang, Pamela Wisniewski. (November 2019). Ubiquitous Privacy: Research and Design for Mobile and IoT Platforms. ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW ’19 Companion).
Session Organizer Richmond Wong, Nick Merrill. (March 2019). Engaging Speculative Practices to Probe Values & Ethics in Sociotechnical Systems. Session for Interactivity and Engagement. iConference 2019.
Workshop Organizer Nick Merrill, Richmond Wong, Noura Howell, Luke Stark, Lucian Leahu, Dawn Nafus. (June 2017). Interrogating Biosensing in Everyday Life. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '17).
Poster Presentation Richmond Y. Wong, Deirdre K. Mulligan, and John Chuang. (2017). Using science fiction texts to surface user reflections on privacy. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (UbiComp '17). 213-216
Workshop Position Paper Richmond Wong, Deirdre Mulligan. (May 2016). Using Concept Videos and Speculative Design with Privacy by Design. CHI 2016, Bridging the Gap between Privacy by Design and Privacy in Practice Workshop
Guest Blog Richmond Wong. (January 2016). Reviewing Danielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. UC Berkeley Center for Technology, Society & Policy. Available at https://ctsp.berkeley.edu/reviewing-danielle-citrons-hate-crimes-in-cyberspace
Report Nicholas Doty, Ann Drobnis, Deirdre Mulligan, Richmond Wong. (February 2015). Privacy by Design – State of Research and Practice: Workshop 1 Report. Computing Community Consortium. Available at http://cra.org/ccc/events/pbd-state-of-research-and-practice/
Guest Blog Nicholas Doty, Richmond Wong. (February 2015). Privacy by Design Workshop: Concepts and Connections. Computing Community Consortium. Available at http://www.cccblog.org/2015/02/17/privacy-by-design-workshop-concepts-and-connections/
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