Research publications

First-authored papers

Design Opportunities for Freelancing Platform: Online Freelancers’ Views on a Worker-Centred Design Fiction

Juan Carlos Alvarez de la Vega, Marta E. Cecchinato, John Rooksby

2022 | ๐Ÿ… Honorable Mention Award (Top 1% of submissions) | CHIWork Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction for Work | DOI | PDF | Design Fiction | Video presentation


“Why lose control?” A Study of Freelancers’ Experiences with Gig Economy Platforms

Juan Carlos Alvarez de la Vega, Marta E. Cecchinato, John Rooksby

2021 | ๐Ÿ† Best Paper Award (Top 5% of submissions) | CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems DOI | PDF | Video presentation


Active and Passive Research through Social Media: The Case for Repurposing Reddit, Instagram and WhatsApp Features in HCI Research Practices

Juan Carlos Alvarez de la Vega, Marta E. Cecchinato, Daniel Lambton-Howard, Daniel Harrison

2021 | Position paper: Social Media as a Design and Research Site in HCI (CHI โ€™21) | PDF


The Gig Economy in Times of COVID-19: Designing for Gig Workers’ Needs

Juan Carlos Alvarez de la Vega, Marta E. Cecchinato, John Rooksby

2020 | Microsoft Research โ€“ New Future of Work Virtual Symposium | PDF | Video presentation


Making the Gig Economy Work for Workers: An Exploration of Freelancing Platforms

Juan Carlos Alvarez de la Vega

2020 | BCS HCI Doctoral Consortium |DOI | PDF

Contributing author

TalkFutures: Supporting Qualitative Practices in Distributed Community Engagements

Jay Rainey, Juan Carlos Alvarez de la Vega, Dan Richardson, Daniel Lambton-Howard, Sara Armouch, Tom Bartindale, Shaun Hazeldine, Pamela Briggs, Patrick Olivier, Kyle Montague

2020 | Designing Interactive Systems | DOI | PDF


WhatFutures: Designing Large-Scale Engagements on WhatsApp

Daniel Lambton-Howard, Robert Anderson, Kyle Montague, Andrew Garbett, Shaun Hazeldine, Juan Carlos Alvarez de la Vega, John A. Sweeney, Patrick Olivier, Ahmed Kharrufa

2019 | CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems | DOI | PDF