Executive Director, Interaction Design Research
Center for Design Research at Stanford University

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program in Design
California College of the Arts

Founder, Editor-at-Large
Ambidextrous Magazine


[ Curriculum Vitae ]

[ Bio ]

[ Portfolio ]






  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Interfaces for Automated Vehicles
  • Interactive Device Design
  • Interaction Design in the Physical World


Sirkin, D. & Ju, W. Using Embodied Design Improvisation as a Design Research Tool. In Proc. of Intl Conf on Human Behavior in Design. Ascona, Switzerland. 14-17 October, 2014.

Sirkin, D. & Ju, W. Press Play: A Course in Interactive Device Design. In Proc. of 2014 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. June 15-18, 2014.

Koo, J, Kwac, J, Ju, W, Steinert, M, Leifer, L, & Nass, C. Why did my car just do that? Explaining semi-autonomous driving actions to improve driver understanding, trust and performance. In International Journal of Interactive Design and Manufacturing. Springer. April 2014.

Kim, N, Han, J, & Ju, W Is a Robot better than Video for Initiating Remote Social Connections among Children? In Journal of Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems. 20(5):513-419

Neidlinger, K., & Ju, W. . Sound Bending:Talking Bodies Quantum Sound Suits. In Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design for Diverse Interaction Platforms and Environments (pp. 598-605). Springer International Publishing.

Hoffman, G, & Ju, W. Designing Robots with Movement in Mind. In Holmquist, L.E., & Forlizzi, J., (eds) Special Issue on Design in HRI: Past, Present and Future. Journal of Human Robot Interactions, March 2014.

Ju, W, Aquino Shluzas, L. & Leifer, L. (In press) People with a Paradigm: The Center for Design Research's Contributions to Practice. In Chakrabarti, A. & Lindemann, U. (eds.), Impact of Design Research on Practice. (2014) Springer.

Mok, B, Yang, S, Sirkin, D, & Ju, W. Empathy: Interactions with Emotive Robotic Drawers. In Proc. Human-Robot Interaction'14, Late Breaking Reports. March 3-6, 2014 Bielefeld University. 250-1.

Kim, N, Han, J, & Ju, W. Is a Robot Better than Video for Initiating Remote Social Connections among Children?. In Proc. Human-Robot Interaction'14, Late Breaking Reports. March 3-6, 2014 Bielefeld University. 208-9.

Dow, S., Ju, W. & Mackay, W. Projection, Place and Point-of-View in Research through Design. Chapter 22. In Price, S., Jewitt, C., Brown, B. (eds), The Sage Handbook of Digital Technology Research. (2013) Sage.

Lewis, S, & Ju, W. Repurposing everyday technologies for math and science inquiry. 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2013). Madison, WI.

Sirkin, D. & Ju, W. Producing Expressive Movement for Telepresence Robotics. Proc. Ro-man 2012 Workshop on Social Robotic Telepresence. Paris, France.

Linder, J, & Ju, W. Playable Character: Extending Digital Games into the Real World. Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012). Austin, TX.

Lewis, S. & Ju, W. Learning by Designing With Data: Harnessing Low-Cost Handheld Game Controllers to Instrument Students Science Projects. American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual Meeting (AERA 2012). Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Sirkin, D. & Ju, W. Consistency in Physical and On-screen Action Improves Perceptions of Telepresence Robots. Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Human-robot interaction (HRI 2012), Boston MA.

Lewis, S., Acholonu, U., & Ju, W. Using Low Cost Game Controllers to Capture Data for 6th Grade Science Labs. In CSCW 2012, February 11-15, 2012, Seattle WA.

Ju, W. & Takayama, L. Should Robots or People Do These Jobs? A Survey of Robotics Experts and Non-Experts About Which Jobs Robots Should Do. IROS 2011, September 25-30, 2011, San Francisco CA.

Mickelson,J., Canton, M., Ju, W. Pattern poses: embodied geometry with tangibles and computer visualization IDC '11 Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 2011

Berdahl, E, & Ju, W. Satellite CCRMA: A Musical Interaction and Sound Synthesis Platform. Proceedings of New Instruments for Musical Expression (NIME 2011), Oslo, Norway.

Takayama, L, Dooley, D. & Ju, W. Expressing thought: Improving readability of robot actions with animation principles. Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Human-robot interaction (HRI 2011), Lausanne, CH.

Mickelson, J., Ju, W. "Math Propulsion: Engaging Math Learners Through Embodied Performance & Visualization," in Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction 2011.

Raffel, C., Kruge, N., Douglas, D., Berdahl, E., Ju, W. The Lattice Harp: A New Hybrid Instrument and Controller. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, New York City and Stony Brook, NY, June 1-5, 2010, pp. 127-130.

Ju, W., Sirkin, D. "Animate Objects: How Physical Motion Encourages Public Interaction," in Persuasive Technology, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, Volume 6137/2010, 40-51

Martin, A., Ju, W., "Bloom: an interactive, organic visualization of starred emails" in SIGGRAPH 2010 Posters

Sirkin, D., Ju, W. "Physicality Matters," Position paper for Workshop on New Frontiers in Telepresence, CSCW2010, Savannah, GA.

Rojas, I., Ju, W. "Visualization and Empowerment," Poster Abstract, Creativity & Cognition 2009, Berkeley, CA.

Ju, W., Takayama, L. "Approachability: How People Interpret Automatic Door Movement as Gesture," in International Journal of Design Special Issue on Design & Emotion, Vol. 3(2) August 2009.

Ju, W., Lee, B. & Klemmer, S. "Range: Exploring Implicit Interaction through Electronic Whiteboard Design." in Proc. CSCW 2008, November 8-12, 2008, 17-26.

Ju, W., Takayama, L. & Leifer, L. "Approachability: How People Interpret Automatic Door Movement as Gesture." In Proceedings of Design & Emotion 2008, October 6-9, 2008.

Ju, W, & Leifer, L. "The Design of Implicit Interactions: Making Interactive Systems Less Obnoxious." Design Issues: Special Issue on Design Research in Interaction Design, 24(3) Summer 2008.

Ju, W. "The Design of Implicit Interactions." PhD dissertation, Stanford University, June 2008.Minor formatting revision, Nov 2013

Takayama, L., Ju, W. & Nass, C. "Beyond Dirty, Dangerous and Dull: What Everyday People Think Robots Should Do." In HRI '08 Proceedings of Conference on Human Robot Interactions.

Ju, W., "The Mouse, the Demo & the Big Idea," HCI Remixed. Erickson, T. & McDonald D., eds. 2008, MIT Press. p. 29-33.

Ju, W., Lee, B., Klemmer, S. "Range: Exploring Proxemics through Collaborative Whiteboard Interaction," CHI 2007 Work-in-Progress. CHI 2007 People's Choice Award winner.

Ju, W., Neeley, L., & Leifer, L. "Design, Design & Design; An overview of Stanford's Center for Design Research," Position paper for Workshop on Exploring Design as a Research Activity, CHI 2007, San Jose, CA.

Ju, W., "Drawn Together," Position paper for Workshop on Sketching Nurturing Creativity, CHI 2006, Montreal, Canada.

Ju, W., Neeley, WL, Winograd, T, Leifer, L, "Thinking with Erasable Ink: Ad-hoc Whiteboard Use in Collaborative Design." CDR Technical Report #20060928

Klemmer, S., Ju, W., Verplank, W. "Teaching Embodied Interaction Design Practice" DUX 2005, November 4-7, San Francisco CA

Ju, W., Nickell, S., Eng, K., Nass, C. "Influence of Colearning Agent Behavior on Learner Performance and Attitudes," CHI 2005, April 2-7, 2005, Portland OR

Ju, W., Ionescu, A., Neeley, L., Winograd, T. "Where the Wild Things Work: Capturing Physical Design Workspaces." In Proc. of Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. November 2004. Chicago, IL, 533-541.

Ju, W., Oelhberg, L, Leifer, L. "Project-based Learning for Experimental Design Research" In Proc. of Interational Education and Product Design Education Conf. September 2004. Delft, The Netherlands.

Ju, W., Oehlberg, L. "The iX experience: Project-based Learning in HCI Design." Position paper for Workshop on Exploring the Relationship between Design and HCI, CHI 2004, Vienna, Austria.

Ju, W., Brereton, M., Haller, M., Parkes, A., Klemmer, S. Lee, B., Rosenfeld, D. "Trading design spaces: exchanging ideas on physical design environments" In Proc of Conference on Computer-Human Interactions, April 2004, Vienna, Austria. 1582-3.

Ju, W., Culpepper, J. "Self-organizing Documentation Capture and Retrieval for Robotic Teleoperations Support," In Proc. of Habitation 2004, January 4-7, 2004, Orlando FL. p. 173-4

Ju, W., Madsen, S., Fiene, J., Bolas, M., McDowall, I., Faste, R. "Interaction Devices for Hands-on Desktop Design" in Proc of SPIE/IS&T Vol 5006. Conference on The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality. May 2003. Santa Clara, CA, 585-595.

Leifer, L., Culpepper, J., Ju, W., Cannon, D., Eris, O., Liang, A. T., Bell, D., Bier, E. A., Pier, K. "Measuring the performance of online distributed team innovation (learning) services." Proceedings of e-Technologies in Engineering Education (Switzerland, September 2002).

Ju, W., Bonanni, L., Fletcher, R., Hurwitz, R., Judd, T., Post, R., Reynolds, M., Yoon, J. "Origami Desk: Integrating Technological Innovation and Human-centric Design." Proc. of Designing Interactive Systems 2002. August 2002. London, England. p. 399-405.

Ju, W. "The Design of Active Workspaces." Master’s thesis, MIT, Cambridge, MA. September 2001

Ju, W., Bonanni, L., Fletcher, R., Hurwitz, R., Judd, T., Post, R., Reynolds, M., Yoon, J. "Origami Desk." Extended Abstracts for SIGGRAPH 2001. August 2001. Los Angeles, CA. p. 130

Ju, W., R. Hurwitz, T. Judd, B. Lee. CounterActive: An Interactive Cookbook for the Kitchen Counter. Proceedings of SIGCHI 2001, Short Papers and Abstracts, Seattle WA, April 2001. p. 269

Dobson, K., d. boyd, W. Ju, J. Donath, H. Ishii. Creating Visceral Personal and Social Interactions in Mediated Spaces. Proceedings of SIGCHI 2001, Short Papers and Abstracts, Seattle WA, April 2001. p. 151