My Interface Ecology Lab develops human-centered systems that amalgamate design, algorithms, semantics, software, and hardware. In conjunction with computing, we synthesize methods from art, design, psychology, and sociology.

I create provocative dynamics of thought, emotion, and participation in and around information environments, tools, installations, and performances. This opens the range of expressive, creative, and social processes embodied by computational artifacts, developing interactivity in terms beyond efficiency: ideation, play, participation, and delight.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles11
  • Pipek, V., Liu, S. B., & Kerne, A. (2014). Crisis Informatics and Collaboration: A Brief Introduction. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). 23(4-6), 339-345.
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  • Kerne, A., Webb, A. M., Smith, S. M., Linder, R., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Moeller, J., & Damaraju, S. (2014). Using Metrics of Curation to Evaluate Information-Based Ideation. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 21(3), 1-48.
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  • Toups, Z. O., Kerne, A., & Hamilton, W. A. (2011). The Team Coordination Game. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 18(4), 1-37.
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  • Kerne, A., Koh, E., Smith, S. M., Webb, A., & Dworaczyk, B. (2008). combinFormation. ACM Transactions on Information Systems. 27(1), 1-45.
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  • Kerne, A., Smith, S. M., Koh, E., Choi, H., & Graeber, R. (2008). An Experimental Method for Measuring the Emergence of New Ideas in Information Discovery. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. 24(5), 460-477.
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  • Webb, A. M., Kerne, A., Linder, R., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Keith, K., Carrasco, M., & Chen, Y. (2016). A Free-Form Medium for Curating the Digital. Curating the Digital. 73-87. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Smith, S. M., Linsey, J. S., & Kerne, A. (2011). Using Evolved Analogies to Overcome Creative Design Fixation. Taura, T., & Nagai, Y. (Eds.), Design Creativity 2010. 35-39. Springer London.
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  • Smith, S. M., Kerne, A., Koh, E., & Shah, J. (2009). The Development and Evaluation of Tools for Creativity. Markman, A. B., & Wood, K. L. (Eds.), Tools for Innovation. 128-152. Oxford University Press.
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Conference Papers79
  • Dow, S., Maher, M. L., Kerne, A., & Latulipe, C. (2019). Welcome to ACM creativity & cognition 2019. C and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition. III-IV.
  • Webb, A. M., Fowler, H., Kerne, A., Newman, G., Kim, J., & Mackay, W. E. (2019). Interstices. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '19: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 1-12.
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  • Lupfer, N., Kerne, A., Linder, R., Fowler, H., Rajanna, V., Carrasco, M., & Valdez, A. (2019). Multiscale Design Curation. Proceedings of the 2019 on Creativity and Cognition, C&C '19: Creativity and Cognition. 233-245.
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  • Hamilton, W. A., Lupfer, N., & Kerne, A. (2018). LiveDissent. Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork, GROUP '18: 2018 ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork. 257-266.
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  • Kerne, A., Lupfer, N., Linder, R., Qu, Y., Valdez, A., Jain, A., ... Billingsley, A. (2017). Strategies of Free-Form Web Curation. Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C&C '17: Creativity and Cognition. 380-392.
chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Computer Science & Engineering; 3112 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3112