Tara Matthews

Tara Matthews is a User Experience Researcher in Google's Security & Privacy Research & Design Group. Her research is focused on usable privacy and security. Prior to joining Google in June 2014, Tara was a Research Scientist at IBM Research - Almaden for nearly 7 years, studying and improving the design of workplace collaboration and social software. Tara earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Her major was Human-Computer Interaction and her dissertation work informed the design and evaluation of glanceable (low attention) information visualizations.

Google Publications

Previous Publications

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    Comparing collaboration and individual personas for the design and evaluation of collaboration software

    Tejinder Judge, Tara Matthews, Steve Whittaker

    Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1997-2000

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    How do designers and user experience professionals actually perceive and use personas?

    Tara Matthews, Tejinder Judge, Steve Whittaker

    Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1219-1228

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    Productive Interrelationships between Collaborative Groups Ease the Challenges of Dynamic and Multi-Teaming

    Tara Matthews, Steve Whittaker, Thomas P. Moran, Sandra Y. Helsley, Tejinder K. Judge

    Computer Supported Cooperative Work, vol. 21 (2012), pp. 371-396

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    Location disclosure to social relations: why, when, & what people want to share

    Sunny Consolvo, Ian E. Smith, Tara Matthews, Anthony LaMarca, Jason Tabert, Pauline Powledge

    CHI (2005), pp. 81-90