Derek Hansen PhD

Abell Professor of Innovation

Brigham Young University David M Kennedy Center for International Studies

City
Provo, Utah, United States
Discipline
Computer and Information Science
Interests
Social computing, mass collaboration, social network analysis, consumer health informatics, games with a purpose, mobile technologies, alternate reality games, citizen science
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About

Derek L. Hansen is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University's Information Technology program in the School of Technology (http://it.et.byu.edu/). He is also the Graduate Coordinator for the School of Technology. Dr. Hansen was formerly at the University of Maryland’s iSchool where he Directed the Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (http://casci.umd.edu) and was a member of the Human Computer Interaction Lab (http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/).

Dr. Hansen completed his PhD from the University of Michigan’s School of Information where he was an NSF-funded interdisciplinary STIET Fellow (http://stiet.si.umich.edu/) focused on understanding and designing effective online socio-technical systems.

His research falls in the area of user experience design, with an emphasis on social media analytics, mass collaboration, games for change, alternate reality games, citizen science, and consumer health informatics. One line of research is focused on helping analysts make sense of the mass of social data available through social media sites. He is currently working with the Social Media Research Foundation to further develop NodeXL, a network analysis and visualization tool that runs in Microsoft Excel, along with training materials for social media analysts. Another line of research applies those methods to understand best practices for supporting mass collaboration in medical, scientific, and entertainment domains. Finally, Dr. Hansen is involved with designing novel tools and activities that take advantage of the unique properties of information technologies. These include alternate reality games that promote STEM learning, "collection recommender systems," a novel "veiled viral marketing" technique that uses social networking applications (i.e., Facebook) to anonymously disseminate information about stigmatized illnesses through friendship networks, games like "Odd Leaf Out" and "Floracaching" that encourage citizen scientists to help make sense of images of plant species, and methods to predict the political tendencies of Twitter account Followers.
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Publications

  • How to use NodeXL

    Hansen D, Smith M

    Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on Approach (2015)

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  • Using Gamification to inspire new citizen science volunteers

    Bowser A, Hansen D, He Y, Boston C, Reid M, Gunnell L et al.

    Proceedings of the First International Conference on Gameful Design, Research, and Applications (2013)

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  • Design tactics for authentic interactive fiction: insights from alternate reality game designers

    Bonsignore E, Moulder V, Neustaedter C, Hansen D, Kraus K, Druin A

    Proceedings of the ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems (2014)

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  • Motivating Participation in Citizen Science

    Bowser A, He Y, Rotman D, Preece J, Hansen D, Boston C et al.

    Proceedings of the European Conference on Social Media (ECSM) (2014)

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  • Civic action brokering platforms: facilitating local engagement with ACTion Alexandria

    Hansen D, Jes A. Koepfler, Paul T. Jaeger, John C. Bertot, Tracy Viselli

    Proceedings of CSCW 2014 (2014)

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  • Motivations Affecting Initial and Long-Term Participation in Citizen Science Projects in Three Countries

    Rotman D, Hammock J, Preece J, Hansen D, Boston C, Bowser A et al.

    Proceedings of 2014 iConference (2014)

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  • Playing for Real: Designing Alternate Reality Games for Teenagers in Learning Contexts

    Bonsignore E, Hansen D, Kraus K, Visconti A, Ahn J, Druin A

    Proceedings of Interaction Design and Children (2013)

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  • A method for computing political preference among Twitter followers

    Golbeck J, Hansen D

    Social Networks (2014)

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  • Mixed Reality Games

    Bonsignore E, Hansen D, Toups Z, Nacke L, Salter A, Lutters W

    Proceedings of CSCW 2012 - Extended Abstracts (2012)

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  • Stigma's Effect on Social Interaction and Social Media Activity

    Boudewyns V, Himelboim I, Hansen D, Southwell B

    Journal of Health Communiation (2015)

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  • Do You Know the Way to SNA? A Process Model for Analyzing and Visualizing Social Media Network Data

    Hansen D, Rotman D, Bonsignore E, Milić-Frayling N, Rodriques E, Smith M et al.

    2012 ASE International Conference on Social Informatics (2012)

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  • Visually Exploring Social Participation in Encyclopedia of Life

    Ahn J, Hammock J, Parr C, Preece J, Shneiderman B, Schulz K et al.

    2012 ASE International Conference on Social Informatics (2012)

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  • Social Network Analysis in HCI

    Hansen D, Smith M

    Ways of Knowing in HCI (2014)

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  • Quality Control Mechanisms for Crowdsourcing: Peer Review, Arbitration, & Expertise at FamilySearch Indexing

    Hansen D, Schone P, Corey D, Reid M, Gehring J

    Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) (2013)

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  • Prototyping in PLACE: A scalable approach to developing location-based apps and games

    Bowser A, Hansen D, Reid M, Raphael J, Gamett R, He Y et al.

    Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems, CHI '13 (2013)

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  • Designing Reusable Alternate Reality Games

    Hansen D, Bonsignore E, Ruppel M, Visconti A, Kraus K

    Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (2013)

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  • Playing in the same Twitter network: Political information seeking in the 2010 US Gubernatorial Elections

    Himelboim I, Hansen D, Bowser A

    Information, Communication and Society (2013)

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  • Action Brokering for Civic Engagement: A Case Study of ACTion Alexandria

    Koepfler J, Hansen D, Jaeger P, Bertot J

    Governance in the Information Era: Theory and Practice of Policy Informatics (2015)

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  • Alternate Reality Games: Platforms for Collaborative Learning

    Bonsignore E, Hansen D, Kraus K, Ahn J, Visconti A, Fraistat A et al.

    International Conference of the Learning Sciences (2012)

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  • We are visible: technology-mediated social participation in a Twitter network for the homeless (2-page Poster Abstract)

    Koepfler J, Hansen D

    Proceedings of the 2012 iConference (2012)

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  • E-mail

    Hansen D, Smith M, Heer J

    Encyclopedia of Social Networks (2011)

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  • Alternate Reality Games as Platforms for Practicing 21st Century Literacies

    Bonsignore E, Hansen D, Kraus K, Ruppel M

    International Journal of Learning and Media (2012)

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  • Game Design for Promoting Counterfactual Thinking

    Bonsignore E, Kraus K, Visconti A, Hansen D, Fraistat A, Druin A

    Proceedings of ACM-CHI 2012 (2012)

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  • Older Adults' Online Health Information Seeking Behavior

    Huang M, Hansen D, Xie B

    Proceedings of the iConference 2012 (2012)

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  • Group-In-a-Box Layout for Multi-faceted Analysis of Communities

    Rodrigues E, Milic-Frayling N, Smith M, Shneiderman B, Hansen D

    Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (2011)

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  • Dynamic changes in motivation in collaborative citizen science projects

    Rotman D, Preece J, Hammock J, Procita K, Hansen D, Parr C et al.

    Proceedings of CSCW 2012 (2012)

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  • Supporting Content Curation Communities: The Case of the Encyclopedia of Life

    Rotman D, Procita K, Hansen D, Parr C, Preece J

    Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (2012)

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  • Odd Leaf Out: Improving visual recognition with games

    Hansen D, Jacobs D, Lewis D, Biswas A, Preece J, Rotman D et al.

    Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Computing (2011)

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  • Veiled Viral Marketing: Disseminating Information on Stigmatized Illnesses via Social Networking Sites

    Hansen D, Johnson C

    Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (2012)

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  • Government Policies on the Use of Social Media: Legislating for Change

    Hansen D, Bertot J, Jaeger P

    Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.0 2011) (2011)

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  • The Impact of Policies on Government Social Media Usage: Issues, Challenges, and Recommendations

    Bertot J, Jaeger P, Hansen D

    Government Information Quarterly (2012)

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  • Computing Political Preference among Twitter Followers

    Golbeck J, Hansen D

    Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11) (2011)

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  • Social Participation in Health 2.0

    Hesse B, Derek Hansen, Thomas Finholt, Sean Munson, Wendy Kellogg, John C. Thomas

    Computer (2010)

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  • Exploring social media relationships

    Hansen D

    On the Horizon (2011)

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  • The Power of Social Networking for Professional Development

    Bonsignore E, Hansen D, Galyardt A, Aleahmad T, Hargadon S

    Breakthrough Teaching and Learning: How Educational Assistive Technologies are Driving Innovation

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  • Design Lessons for Smart Governance Infrastructure

    Johnston E, Hansen D

    Transforming American Governance: Rebooting the Public Square (2011)

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  • EventGraphs: Charting Collections of Conference Connections

    Hansen D, Smith M, Shneiderman B

    Forty-Forth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (2011)

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  • Visualizing threaded conversation networks: mining message boards and email lists for actionable insights

    Hansen D, Shneiderman B, Smith M

    Proc. Active Media Technology 2010, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6335 (2010)

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  • Analyzing Enterprise Social Media Networks

    Smith M, Hansen D, Gleave E

    Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (2009)

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  • First Steps to Netviz Nirvana: Evaluating Social Network Analysis with NodeXL

    Bonsignore E, Dunne C, Rotman D, Smith M, Capone T, Hansen D et al.

    Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (2009)

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  • Virtual Community Maintenance with a Repository

    Hansen D, Ackerman M, Resnick P, Munson S

    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (2007)

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  • Virtual provider pessimism: analysing instant messaging reference encounters with the pair perception comparison method

    Derek Hansen, Margeaux Johnson, Elizabeth Norton, Anne McDonough

    Information Research (2009)

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  • Impact of popularity indications on readers' selective exposure to online news.

    Knobloch-Westerwick S, Sharma N, Hansen D, Alter S

    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (2005)

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  • Does pornography-blocking software block access to health information on the Internet?

    Richardson C, Resnick P, Hansen D, Derry H, Rideout V

    JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association (2002)

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  • Sexual Information, Internet

    Laramie D. Taylor, Derek L. Hansen

    Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media (2007)

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  • Expert locators and recommender systems

    Derek L. Hansen, Tapan Khopkar, Jun Zhang

    Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (2009)

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  • Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World

    Derek L. Hansen, Ben Shneiderman, Marc A. Smith

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  • Adolescents Searching for Health Information on the Internet: An Observational Study

    Derek L Hansen, Holly A Derry, Paul J Resnick, Caroline R Richardson

    Journal of Medical Internet Research (2003)

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  • Beyond threaded conversation

    Resnick P, Hansen D, Riedl J, Terveen L, Ackerman M

    Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2005)

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  • Knowledge Sharing, Maintenance and Use in Online Support Communities

    Hansen D

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  • Mixing it up: recommending collections of items

    Hansen D, Golbeck J

    Proceedings of the 27th international Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2009)

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  • Calculating error rates for filtering software

    Resnick P, Hansen D, Richardson C

    Communications of the ACM (2004)

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  • Overhearing the crowd: an empirical examination of conversation reuse in a technical support community

    Hansen D

    Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Communities and technologies (2009)

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Professional experience

Abell Professor of Innovation

Brigham Young University

September 2014 - Present

Associate Professor

Brigham Young University

September 2014 - Present

Brigham Young University David M Kennedy Center for International Studies

Present

Assistant Professor

Brigham Young University

August 2011 - August 2014 (3 years)

Director

Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information

August 2008 - July 2011 (2 years 11 months)

Assistant Professor

iSchool/University of Maryland

August 2007 - July 2011 (3 years 11 months)

Education history

School of Information, University of Michigan

PhD

August 2001 - August 2007 (6 years)

Brigham Young University

Honors in Economics

September 1993 - August 1998 (4 years 11 months)