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Andrew Miller

  • PhD, Human-Centered Computing
  • NLM Postdoctoral Fellow
  • University of Washington
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in Andrew's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 14Followers


I study ways that social computing technologies can affect everyday health behaviors. I'm particularly interested in understanding the interplay between people's social sense of self and their identities as healthy and active individuals, and I hope to gain insight into the ways computing technologies can mediate and influence behavior change with respect to everyday health and wellness. As an HCI Masters student at Georgia Tech, I learned about usability, prototyping and testing, and sociological user research methodologies. For my masters project, I examined a community of photography enthusiasts centered around, and contrasted their behaviors and stated motivations with a similar number of more traditional home photographers. This research became a full paper entitled "Give and Take: a study of photo sharing theory and practice” which I presented at the 2007 Computer-Human Interaction conference. At Occidental, I majored in Cognitive Science with an emphasis in Philosophy. I also minored in music, playing cello in chamber ensembles and the college symphony, and singing in the Glee Club. I became interested in HCI when writing my Senior Comprehensive "The Beige Black Box: Belief and Desire in Human-Computer Interaction." At Schematic, I designed high-profile projects on a variety of platforms. I worked with clients, visual designers, client-side and server-side developers to create compelling experiences. Sample projects include a Windows Media Center application for Nickelodeon, a web-based content management system for Sesame Workshop, and a mobile social network for Nokia. I created personas, storyboards, wireframes, and functional specs. I also helped scope projects and worked on proposals. I created and tested paper-based prototypes, and worked closely with user researchers to run and evaluate usability tests. At Bellsouth, I conducted usability studies, created prototypes, and performed heuristic evaluations on a variety of telephony projects, including Voice Over IP, home networking and service center support software. I also prepared presentations and analyzed results.

Research interests

Recent publications

  • Stepping Outside the Classroom: Fitness Video Games For K-12 Settings

    • Eiriksdottir E
    • Kestranek D
    • Miller A
    • et al.
  • Temporal Data in a Health Self- Management Application

    • Medynskiy Y
    • Miller A
    • Yoo J
    • et al.

Professional experience

NLM Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Washington

September 2014 - Present

PhD Student

Human-Centered Computing, Georgia Tech

August 2008 - August 2014(6 years)

User Experience Designer


June 2006 - July 2008(2 years)

Human Factors Researcher


January 2005 - May 2006(a year)


PhD student, Human Centered Computing

Georgia Institute of Technology

August 2008 - Present

MS, Human-Computer Interaction

Georgia Institute of Technology

August 2004 - May 2006(2 years)

BA, Cognitive Science

Occidental College

August 2000 - May 2004(4 years)


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