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Javier Velasco-Martin, Ph.D.

UX Designer & Researcher

jvelasco at unc dot edu
School of Information and Library Science,
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Advisor: Gary Marchionini
Graduated on: May 2013


I'm interested in Online Social Networks, in how these tools can enable new forms of Human Communication. More particularly, I'm studying the dynamics of non-directed self-disclosure that some (computer-mediated) communication systems support, and what is leading people to this new type of behavior.

Full CV as PDF


Blog and old site

on Twitter

on Flickr

on Linkedin

on Academia.edu

Projects at SILS Interaction Design Lab

Teaching at SILS


Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Fall 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008


  1. Book chapters
  2. Journal Articles
    • Velasco-Martin, J. (2010) Information Architecture in Virtual Worlds. Feature Article. ASIS&T Bulletin, 37, 2.

    • Velasco-Martin, J. (2009) Compartiendo Fotografías en la Web: Al estilo Flickr [online]. "Hipertext.net", núm. 7, 2009. [Consulta: 13/05/109]. ISSN 1695-5498 / English version as: Velasco-Martin, J. (2009) Sharing Photos on the Web: Flickr style [on line]. "Hipertext.net", num. 7, 2009.

    • Velasco, J. El Usuario Ante Todo: Herramientas de Arquitectura de Información para el diseño de bibliotecas digitales universitarias. Revista Nueva Época, Vol. 8, Número 1. UNAM, México, Enero-Junio 2005.

    • Baeza-Yates, R. Rivera, C. Velasco, J. Arquitectura de la Información y Usabilidad en la Web. Revista El Profesional de la Información, Vol. 13 N 3. Barcelona, 2004.

  3. Refereed Conference Papers
    • Velasco, J. (2012) Exploring Online Self-Disclosure. European Information Architecture Summit. September 2012. Rome, Italy.

    • Velasco-Martin, J. (2011). Self-Disclosure in Social Media. In Proceedings of the 29th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA.

    • Capra, R., Velasco-Martin, J., Sams, B. (2010) Levels of “Working Together” in Collaborative Information Seeking and Sharing. CIS Workshop at Group conference. ACM

    • Capra, R., Marchionini, G., Velasco-Martin, J., Muller K. (2010) Tools-at-Hand and Learning in Multi-Session, Collaborative Search - Proceedings of 28th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM.
    • Fox, E. et al., (2009). Curatorial Work and Learning in Virtual Environments: A Virtual World Project to Support the NDIIPP Community. First International Workshop on Innovation in Digital Preservation: Austin, TX, USA.

    • Lee, S.J., et al., (2009). Virtual DL Poster Sessions in Second Life, in Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on digital libraries. 2009, ACM: Austin, TX, USA.

  4. Invited Talks

Teaching Experience


2009 Information Architecture Institute Progress Grant
$1000 - For conducting research on Intimacy and Disclosure on Social Media.

Service at UNC

Full-time Representative, Doctoral Student Association, SILS, UNC.
Spring & Fall 2009

Updated January 16th, 2011.