USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCHER
Hello! I'm a PhD Candidate in my fourth year at Penn State, where I'm a member of the College of Information Sciences and Technology's Collaboration and Innovation Lab. I'm working under the supervision of Dr. John M. Carroll. My general interests include health and well-being, supporting everyday creativity and innovation, and community informatics. The goal of my research is to develop technologies that support people to engage in positive, healthy activities within their communities. I value an inclusive, sustainable, human-centered approach to design. I am teaching a section of IST 402, "Community Informatics", at Penn State during the Spring 2021 semester.
Some of my favorite things
Travelling Visiting the beach My sister's dog, June
Knearem, T., Wang, X., Carroll, J.M. Coproducing Health Together: The Aspects of Heath Coproduction (Full paper, under review)
Knearem, T., Tsai, CH., Carroll, J.M. Brewing Up Creativity: Informal Learning and Development in a Brewing Community (Full manuscript, in preparation)
Knearem, T., Wang, X., Carroll, J.M. Enhancing Festival Engagement: A Mobile Game to Evoke Engagement in Community Events (Full manuscript, in preparation)
Knearem, T., Wang, X., & Carroll, J. M. (2019) How Professionals Support Amateur's Creativity Within the Brewing Community. To appear in Proc. CSCW Extended Abstracts ‘19
Knearem, T., Wang, X., Wan, J., & Carroll, J. M. (2019). Crafting in a Community of Practice: Resource Sharing as Key in Supporting Creativity. In Proc. Creativity and Cognition '19 [Link to paper] [PDF]
Wang, X., Knearem, T., & Carroll, J. M. (2019). Never Stop Creating: A Preliminary Inquiry in Older Adults' Everyday Innovations. In Proc. PervasiveHealth '19 [Link to paper]
Wang, X., Knearem, T., Yoon, H. J., Jo, H., Lee, J., Seo, J., & Carroll, J. M. (2019). Engaging the Community Through Places: An User Study of People’s Festival Stories. In International Conference on Information (pp. 315-326). Springer, Cham. [Link to paper]
Wang, X., Knearem, T., Gui, F., Gupta, S., Zhu, H., Williams, M., & Carroll, J. M. The Safety Net of Aging in Place: Understanding How Older Adults Construct, Develop, and Maintain Their Social Circles. In Proc. PervasiveHealth ‘18 [Link to paper]
Wang, X., Knearem, T., Carroll, J.M. Ordinary Innovations of Older Adults: An Interview Study to Understand Interest Development in Aging. In Proc. CSCW Extended Abstracts ‘18 [Link to paper]
Wang, X., Knearem, T., Carroll, J.M. Learning Flows: Understanding How Older Adults Adopt and Use Mobile Technology. In Proc. PervasiveHealth Extended Abstracts ‘18
Wang, X., Knearem, T., Gui, F., Gupta, S., Zhu, H., Williams, M., & Carroll, J. M. A Safety Net: How Older Adults Build and Maintain Interpersonal Relationships. In Proc. CHI Extended Abstracts’18 [Link to paper]
I have an awesome variety of work experience in user experience research, teaching, project management, technical account management, event marketing and more! Please view my CV for more information!