Hihi, this is Junchao! People also call me David!
Currently, I am a User Experience Research Intern at Duolingo, leading research for the China Team and the Duolingo English Test. I am also working with Dr. Laura Dabbish at Carnegie Mellon University Human-Computer Interaction Institute’s CoEx Lab as a visiting researcher (previously as a full-time researcher). I am leading a deep-dive research on account sharing behaviors in romantic couples. I am using mixed research methods including interviews, diary study, participatory design, research through design, and quantitative data analysis to explore ways to support couples’ information sharing.
I enjoy doing research at the intersection of social computing and design research. I am interested in using participatory design and research to leverage individuals and communities as units for positive changes to happen in the socio-technical system.
In my spare time, you can find me 🚴🏼, 🥾, 🎾, 🏸, ⛹🏼♂️, 🏊🏼♂️, 99.9 % chance outdoors!
I also enjoy making art such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese Shuimo painting, and taking photos.
Two papers Understanding and Designing for Disaster Preparation on Social Media and Designing a Self-efficacy Game for Health Literacy in Marginalized Communities got accepted to CHI 2021 as late breaking work.
Started my intern at Duolingo as a User Experience Researcher, working with China Team and Duolingo English Test (DET) Team.
Our work “It’s Our Mutual Responsibility to Share”: The Evolution of Account Sharing in Romantic Couples. got accepted to CSCW 2021 as a full paper.
I attended my first CSCW and presented my poster abstract about romantic couples’ account sharing behaviors.
Our work “Did You Just Purchase a Butt Head on Amazon?”: A Diary Study of Couples’ Everyday Account Sharing got accepted to CSCW 2020 as a poster.
Started my full-time research associate position with CoEx Lab, directed by Dr.Laura Dabbish.