Interactions @scale for monitoring air

The next BostonCHI meeting is Interactions @scale for monitoring air on Tue, Sep 13 at 6:45 PM.

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BostonCHI September 2022, featuring Karen Donoghue


What does it mean to monitor air quality at scale? What are some of the human-computer interface design challenges to be solved to enable citizen scientists to monitor their local air quality at scale?  What other impacts does scale have in designing data-intensive air quality monitoring experiences for consumers?

In this talk, Karen will discuss her current work on designing and developing Local Haze, an air quality monitoring product for citizen scientists and air quality enthusiasts that currently monitors over 30,000 sensors across six continents. In addition, Karen will cover some of the challenges she has faced in getting a new product to market while maintaining “ease of use” at the core of a growing product offering. For more information, please visit


Karen Donoghue (HumanLogic) is a seasoned interaction designer with her own global consulting practice. She collaborates with product teams on discovery, conducts ideation for concept development, and performs requirements validation. Clients include Google, VMware, T-Mobile, SecurityScorecard, Beyond Identity, Olympus, Imprivata and many early-stage startups. Karen earned an MS at the MIT Media Laboratory in Cambridge, MA, USA and is the author of two business books about user experience.

Schedule – EDT (UTC-4)

6:45 – 7:00: Networking (via Zoom)

7:00 – 8:00: Presentation

8:00 – 8:30: Q & A