About Sarah E. Vieweg
Sarah Vieweg focuses on various dimensions of the study of social media and microblogging, human-computer interaction (HCI), and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). She has a background in linguistics, and incorporates social and communications theory in her work.
She is currently a Scientist with the Social Computing group at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI). She studies how citizens of Arab Gulf countries use and perceive information communication technology in their everyday lives, with an eye toward defining design principles that consider non-Western audiences. In addition, she looks at how people use and appropriate social networking services in crisis events, and in humanitarian response.
Previously, Sarah worked at Oblong Industries, an innovative company whose technology transforms the way we work, create, and collaborate.
I conduct qualitative research with the aim of understanding technology users’ behavior and preferences. These understandings serve as the foundation for design frameworks and feature specifications that focus on cultural norms and expectations.