Storytelling in Health Informatics

The next BostonCHI meeting is Storytelling in Health Informatics on Thu, Feb 22 at 7:00 PM.

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BostonCHI presents a hybrid talk by Herman Saksono


We live a storied life — people’s stories at present and in the past guide our future actions. Although this narrative mode of knowing complements the pragmatic mode, personal health informatics systems typically only support the pragmatic mode of knowing. In this talk, I will present my research on personal health informatics that uses storytelling to support health behavior in marginalized communities. These studies examined how storytelling technologies can amplify social connections and knowledge within the family and neighbors, thus supporting health behavior as a collective community effort.

About Herman Saksono

Herman Saksono is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University. Herman’s interdisciplinary research contributions include Personal Health Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, and Digital Health Equity. His research investigates how digital tools can catalyze social interactions that encourage positive health behaviors, thus facilitating collective efforts toward health equity. He conducts the entire human-centered design process by designing, building, and evaluating innovative health technologies in collaboration with local community partners.


This is a hybrid event, to be held at Northeastern University, 440 Huntington Ave, West Village H 110, Boston, MA and online using Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided to registered attendees ahead of the event.