Publications

3. Davis, K. (in press). Technology’s child: Digital media’s role in the ages and stages of growing up. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

2. Aragon, C. &  Davis, K. (2019). Writers in the secret garden: Fanfiction, youth, and new forms of mentoring. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

1. Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (2013). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

29. Subramaniam, M., Hoffman, K.M., Pitt, C., & Davis, K. (2021). Using the design-based implementation research method to designa connected learning toolkit for youth-serving public library staff. Library & Information Science Research, 43(1). [pdf]

28. Kawas, S., Chase, S.K., Yip, J., Lawler, J.J., & Davis, K. (2019). Sparking interest: A design framework for mobile technologies to promote children’s interest in nature. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2019.01.003. [pdf]

27. Pitt, C., Bell, A., Strickman, R., & Davis, K. (2019). Supporting learners’ STEM-oriented learning pathways with digital badges. Information and Learning Sciences. [pdf]

26. Ward, S.J., Price, R.M., Davis, K., & Crowther, G.J. (2018). Songwriting to learn: How high school science fair participants use music to communicate personally relevant scientific concepts. International Journal of Science Education, 8(4), 307-324. [pdf]

25. Davis, K., Sridharan, H., Koepke, L., Singh, S., & Boiko, R. (2018). Learning and engagement in a gamified course: Investigating the effects of student characteristics. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 34 (5), 492-503. [pdf]

24. Subramaniam, M., Scaff, L., Kawas, S., Hoffman, K.M., & Davis, K. (2018). Using technology to support equity and inclusion in youth library programming: Current practices and future opportunities. The Library Quarterly, 88 (4), 1-17. [pdf]

23. Davis, K., Boss, J., & Meas, P. (2018). Playing in the virtual sandbox: Students’ collaborative practices in Minecraft. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 8 (3), 56-76. [pdf]

22. James, C., Davis, K., Charmaraman, L., Konrath, S., Slovak, P., Weinstein, E., & Yarosh, L. (2017). Digital life and youth well-being, social-connectedness, empathy, and narcissism. Pediatrics, 140 (S2), S71-S75. [pdf]

21. Kim, A.S. & Davis, K. (2017). Tweens’ perspectives on their parents’ media-related attitudes and rules: An exploratory study in the US. Journal of Children and Media, 11 (3), 358-366. [pdf]

20. Davis, K., Ambrose, A., & Orand, M. (2017). Identity and agency in school and afterschool settings: Investigating digital media’s supporting role. Digital Culture & Education, 9 (1), 31-47. [pdf]

19. Davis, K. & Koepke, L. (2016). Risk and protective factors associated with cyberbullying: Are relationships or rules more protective? Learning, Media and Technology, 41 (4), 521-545. [pdf]

18. Crowther, G.J., McFadden, T., Fleming, J.S., & Davis, K. (2016). Leveraging the power of music to improve science education. International Journal of Science Education, 38 (1), 73-95. [pdf]

17. Davis, K. & Fullerton, S. (2016). Connected learning in and after school: Exploring technology’s role in the diverse learning experiences of high school students. The Information Society, 32 (2), 98-116. [pdf]

16. Crowther, G.J., Davis, K., Jenkins, L.D., & Breckler, J.L. (2015). Integration of math jingles into physiology courses. Journal of Mathematics Education, 8 (2), 56-73. [pdf]

15. Davis, K. & Singh, S. (2015). Digital badges in afterschool learning: Documenting the perspectives and experiences of students and educators. Computers & Education, 88, 72-83. [pdf]

14. DiBartolomeo, D.J., Clark, Z., & Davis, K. (2015). A new method for analyzing data from visual artworks. Visitor Studies, 18 (1), 103-120. [pdf]

13. Davis, K., Randall, D.P., Ambrose, A., & Orand, M. (2015). “I was bullied too”: Stories of bullying and coping in an online community. Information, Communication, and Society, 18 (4), 357-375. [pdf]

12. Davis, K., Reich, J., & James, C. (2014). The changing landscape of peer aggression: A literature review on cyberbullying and interventions. Journal of Youth Development, 9 (1), 130-142. [pdf]

11. Weinstein, E.C., Clark, Z., DiBartolomeo, D., & Davis, K. (2014). A decline in creativity? It depends on the domain. Creativity Research Journal, 26 (2), 174-184. [pdf]

10. Davis, K. (2013). Young people’s digital lives: The impact of interpersonal relationships and digital media use on adolescents’ sense of identity. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2281-2293. [pdf]

9. Crowther, G.J. & Davis, K. (2013). “Amino Acid Jazz”: Amplifying biochemistry concepts with content-rich music. Journal of Chemical Education, 90(11), 1479-1483. [pdf]

8. Davis, K. & James, C. (2013). Tweens’ conceptions of privacy online: Implications for educators. Learning, Media and Technology, 38 (1), 4-25. [pdf]

7. Davis, K. (2012). Friendship 2.0: Adolescents’ experiences of belonging and self-disclosure online. Journal of Adolescence, 35 (6), 1527-1536. [pdf]

6. Davis, K. (2012). Tensions of identity in a networked era: Young people’s perspectives on the risks and rewards of online self-expression. New Media & Society, 14 (4), 634-651. [pdf]

5. Davis, K. & Gardner, H. (2012). Five minds our children deserve: Why they’re needed, how to nurture them. Journal of Educational Controversy, 6 (1), Article 10, 1-9. [pdf]

4. Davis, K. (2011). A life in bits and bytes: A portrait of a college student and her life with digital media. Teachers College Record, 113 (9), 1960-1982. [pdf]

3. Davis, K. (2010). Coming of age online: The developmental underpinnings of girls’ blogs. Journal of Adolescent Research, 25 (1), 145-171. [pdf]

2. Davis, K., Katz, S.L., Santo, R., & James, C. (2010). Fostering cross-generational dialogues about the ethics of online life. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2 (2), 124-150. [pdf]

1. Davis, K. (2009). Adolescent friendships on LiveJournal. Rocky Mountain Communication Review, 6 (1), 47-50.

22. Dauden Roquet, C., Theofanopoulou, N., Freeman, J.L., Schleider, J.L., Gross, J.J., Davis, K., Townsend, E., & Slovak, P. (2022). Exploring situated and embodied support for youth’s mental health: Design opportunities for interactive tangible devices. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’22). New York: ACM Press. [26.1% acceptance rate] [pdf] [best paper honorable mention]

21. Kawas, S., Kuhn, N.S., Sorstokke, K., Bascom, E.E., Hiniker, A., & Davis, K. (2021). When screen time isn’t screen time: Tensions and needs between tweens and their parents during nature-based exploration. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21). New York: ACM Press. [26.3% acceptance rate] [pdf]

20. Pitt, C., Bell, A., Boyd, B.S., Demmel, N., & Davis, K. (2021). Connected learning, collapsed contexts: Examining teens’ sociotechnical ecosystems through the lens of digital badges. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21). New York: ACM Press. [26.3% acceptance rate] [pdf]

19. Pitt, C., Hock, A., Zelnick, L., & Davis, K. (2021). The kids are / not / sort of all right: Technology’s complex role in teen wellbeing during COVID-19. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21). New York: ACM Press. [26.3% acceptance rate] [pdf]

18. Kawas S., Kuhn, N.S., Tari, M., Hiniker, A., & Davis, K. (2020). “Otter this world”: Can a mobile application promote children’s connectedness to nature? Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’20). New York: ACM Press. [31% acceptance rate] [pdf]

17. Kawas, S., Sherry-Wagner, J., Kuhn, N.S., Chase, S.K., Bentley, B., Lawler, J.J., & Davis, K. (2020). NatureCollections: Can a mobile application trigger children’s interest in nature? Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU ’20). [pdf] [best paper nomination]

16. Evans, A.C., Davis, K. & Wobbrock, J.O. (2019). Adaptive support for collaboration on tabletop computers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL ’19), vol. 1, pp. 176-183. Lyon, France (June 17-21, 2019): International Society of the Learning Sciences. [pdf]

15. Davis, K., Dinhopl, A., & Hiniker, A. (2019). “Everything’s the phone”: Understanding the phone’s supercharged role in parent-teen relationships. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’19). New York: ACM Press. [23.8% acceptance rate] [pdf]

14. Tran, J., Yang, K., Davis, K. & Hiniker, A. (2019). Modeling the engagement-disengagement cycle of compulsive phone use. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’19). New York: ACM Press. [23.8% acceptance rate] [pdf]

13. Pitt, C., Bell, A., Onofre, E., & Davis, K. (2019). A badge, not a barrier: Designing for—and throughout—digital badge implementation. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’19). New York: ACM Press. [23.8% acceptance rate] [pdf]

12. Davis, K., Pitt, C., Bell, A., & Kim, A. (2018). Using digital badges to promote student agency and identity in science learning. Proceedings of the Connected Learning Summit (CLS ’18), 36-46. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon ETC Press. [pdf]

11. Davis, K., Subramaniam, M., Hoffman, K.M., & Romeijn-Stout, E.L. (2018). Technology use in rural and urban public libraries: Implications for connected learning in youth programming. Proceedings of the Connected Learning Summit (CLS ’18), 47-56. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon ETC Press. [pdf]

10. Ko, A.J., Hwa, L., Davis, K., & Yip, J. (2018). Informal mentoring of adolescents about computing: Relationships, roles, qualities, and impact. Proceedings of the ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). New York: ACM Press. [pdf]

9. Ko, A. & Davis, K. (2017). Computing mentorship in a software boomtown: Relationships to adolescent interest and beliefs. Proceedings of the ACM International Computing Education Research Conference (ICER ’17).  New York: ACM Press. [~10% acceptance rate] [pdf]

8. Pitt, C. & Davis, K. (2017). Designing together?: Group dynamics in participatory digital badge design with teens. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’17). New York: ACM Press. [21% acceptance rate] [pdf]

7. Evans, A.C., Davis, K., Fogarty, J. & Wobbrock, J.O. (2017). Group Touch: Distinguishing tabletop users in group settings via statistical modeling of touch pairs. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17), 35-47. New York: ACM Press. [25% acceptance rate] [pdf]

6. Yin, K., Aragon, C., Evans, S. & Davis, K. (2017). Where no one has gone before: A meta-dataset of the world’s largest fanfiction repository. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17), 6106-6110. New York: ACM Press. [25% acceptance rate] [pdf]

5. Evans, S.A., Davis, K., Evans, A.C, Campbell, J., Randall, D.P., Yin, K., & Aragon, C. (2017). More than peer production: Fanfiction communities as sites of distributed mentoring. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’17), 259-272. New York: ACM Press. [34% acceptance rate] [pdf]

4. Bell, A., & Davis, K. (2016). Learning through participatory design: Designing digital badges for and with teens. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’16). New York: ACM Press. [47% acceptance rate] [pdf]

3. Campbell, J., Aragon, C., Davis, K., Evans, S.A., Evans, A.C, & Randall, D.P. (2016). Thousands of positive reviews: Distributed mentoring in online fan communities. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’16), 691-704. New York: ACM Press. [25% acceptance rate] [pdf]

2. Evans, A.C., Wobbrock, J.O., & Davis, K. (2016). Understanding collaboration patterns on an interactive tabletop in a classroom setting. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’16), 860-871. New York: ACM Press. [25% acceptance rate] [pdf]

1. Davis, K. & Klein, E. (2015). Investigating high school students’ perceptions of digital badges in afterschool learning. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘15), 4043-4046. New York: ACM Press. [23% acceptance rate] [pdf]

12. Davis, K. & Weinstein, E. (2017). Identity development in the digital age: An Eriksonian perspective. In M.F. Wright (Ed.), Identity, sexuality, and relationships among emerging adults in the digital age (pp. 1-17). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [pdf] [peer-reviewed]

11. Klein, E. & Davis, K. (2016). Designing digital badges for an informal STEM learning environment. In L.Y. Muilenburg & Z.L. Berge (Eds.), Digital badges in education: Trends, issues, and cases (pp. 145-155). New York: Routledge.

10. Weinstein, E. & Davis, K. (2015). Connecting ‘round the clock: Mobile phones and adolescents’ experiences of intimacy. In Z. Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (Volumes 1, 2, and 3) (pp. 937-946). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

9. Davis, K. (2014). Youth identities in a digital age: The anchoring role of friends in youth’s approaches to online identity expression. In A. Bennett and B. Robards (Eds.), Mediated youth cultures: The internet, belonging, and new cultural configurations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

8. Davis, K. (2012). Adolescent learners’ characteristics. In N.M. Seel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 134-136). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

7. Davis, K. (2012). Adult learners’ characteristics. In N.M. Seel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 136-138). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

6. Davis, K., Ryan, J., James, C., Rundle, M. & Gardner, H. (2012). I’ll pay attention when I’m older: Generational differences in trust. In Kramer (Ed.), Restoring trust (pp. 47-67). New York: Oxford University Press.

5. Rundle, M., James, C., Davis, K., Ryan, J., Francis, J. M. & Gardner, H. (2012). My trust needs to be earned, or I don’t give it: Youth’s mental models of trust. In R. Kramer (Ed.), Restoring trust (pp. 25-45). New York: Oxford University Press.

4. Davis, K., Christodoulou, J., Seider, S., & Gardner, H. (2011). The theory of multiple intelligences. In R.J. Sternberg & S.B. Kaufman (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence (pp. 485-503). Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press.

3. Davis, K. & Gardner, H. (2010). Trust: Its conceptualization by scholars, its status with young persons. In R.A. Couto (Ed.), Political and civic leadership: A reference handbook, volume 2 (pp. 602-610). Washington, D.C.: Sage Publications. [pdf]

2. Davis, K. (2010). The pedagogy of GoodWork: Strategies of engagement. In H. Gardner (Ed.), GoodWork: Theory and practice (pp. 257-269). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.

1. Seider, S., Davis, K., & Gardner, H. (2009). Morality, ethics and good work: Young people’s respectful and ethical minds. In D. Ambrose & T. Cross (Eds.), Morality, ethics and gifted minds (pp. 209-222). New York: Springer. [pdf]

27. Davis, K. & Subramaniam, M. (in press). Beyond digital youth: Understanding, supporting, and designing for young people’s digital experiences. Information & Learning Sciences.

26. Davis, K. (May 26, 2021). Should lecturers be trained to deal with shortening attention spans? THE Campus, Times Higher Education [Opinion]. Available at: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/should-lecturers-be-trained-deal-shortening-attention-spans

25. Davis, K. & Gardner, H. (November 9, 2020). The ‘App Generation’ meets the pandemic. The Seattle Times [Opinion]. Available at: https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/the-app-generation-meets-the-pandemic/

24. Davis, K., Charmaraman, L., & Weinstein, E. (2020). Introduction to Special Issue: Adolescent and Emerging Adult Development in an Age of Social Media. Journal of Adolescent Research35(1), 3-15.

23. Elsayed, Y. & Davis, K. (May 1, 2019). Participatory politics in an age of crisis — part 1 and part 2. Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins. 

22. Davis, K. (April 2, 2019). How disparities in wealth affect Gen Z’s experiences with technology. Understanding Gen Z Special Projects Report, Pacific Standard. Available at: https://psmag.com/author/katie-davis

21. Davis, K. (April 1, 2019). Announcing the ConnectedLib Toolkit for youth-serving library professionals and professionals-in-training. Connected Learning Alliance Blog. Available at: https://clalliance.org/blog/announcing-the-connectedlib-toolkit-for-youth-serving-library-professionals-and-professionals-in-training/

20. Fellows, M., Davis, K., and Russell-Sauve, C. (2018). Learning and leading: An evaluation of the digital skills for digital librarians project. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School. Available at:  https://tascha.uw.edu/publications/learning-and-leading-an-evaluation-of-the-digital-skills-for-digital-librarians-project/

19. Davis, K., Weinstein, E., & Gardner, H. (2017). In defense of complexity: Beware of simplistic narratives about teens and technology. Medium. Available at: https://medium.com/@kedavis/in-defense-of-complexity-beware-of-simplistic-narratives-about-teens-and-technology-f9a7cb59176

18. Hoffman, K. M., Subramaniam, M., Kawas, S., Scaff, L., & Davis, K. (2016). Connected libraries: Surveying the current landscape and charting a path to the future. College Park, MD; Seattle, WA: The ConnectedLib Project. Available for download at: http://connectedlib.ischool.uw.edu/connected-learning-in-libraries

17. Fisher, K.E., Davis, K., Yip, J., Dahya, N., Mills, J.E., & Eisenberg, M.B. (May 2016). Digital Youth Seattle Think Tank: White paper. Seattle, WA: The Information School, University of Washington. Available for download at: http://dystt.ischool.uw.edu

16. Evans, S., Randall, D., Campbell, J., Davis, K., Aragon, C., & Evans, A. (2016). How fan fiction mentors can change lives. School Library Journal. Available at: http://www.slj.com/2016/05/industry-news/how-fan-fiction-mentors-can-change-lives/

15. Moreno, M.A., Davis, K., & Mills, J.E. (2014). Youth perspectives on social media and technology. In V.C. Strasburger and M.A. Moreno (Eds.), Social networking and new technologies. Adolescent Medicine: State of Affairs, 25 (3), xvii-xxi. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

14. Davis, K. (November 2014). The value of getting lost in an app-suffused world. School Administrator (November 2014), pg.21-22.

13. Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (September 2014). Preface to the paperback edition of The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

12. Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (February 2014). The App Generation: How technology is changing us. Op-Ed contribution, Cognoscenti. Available at: http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2014/02/12/apps-howard-gardner-katie-davis

11. Davis, K., & Gardner, H. (January 2014). Are apps becoming a human crutch? Op-Ed contribution, The Seattle Times. Available at: http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/guest-are-apps-becoming-a-human-crutch/

10. DiBartolomeo, D.J., Clark, Z., & Davis, K. (June 2013). Technique and content in the works of young artists: A methodological contribution. (Good Work Project Report Series No. 85). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.

9. Santo, R., James, C., Davis, K., Katz, S.L., Burch, L., & Joseph, B. (October 2009). Meeting of minds: Cross-generational dialogue on the ethics of digital life. Available from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation website: http://www.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7Bb0386ce3-8b29-4162-8098-e466fb856794%7D/DML-FOCUS-DIALOGUE-REPORT-0910.PDF

8. James, C., Davis, K., Flores, A., Francis, J., Pettingill, L., Rundle, M., & Gardner, H. (October 2009). Young people, ethics, and the new digital media: A synthesis from the GoodPlay Project. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [pdf]

7. Davis, K. (September 2009). Rethinking girls’ development in a digital era. FIfF-Kommunikation, 26 (3), 48-51.

6. Davis, K., Weigel, M., James, C., & Gardner, H. (February 2009). Social development in the era of new digital media. (Good Work Project Report Series No. 60). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.

5. Weigel, M., Davis, K., James, C., & Gardner, H. (February 2009). New digital media, social institutions and the changing roles of youth. (Good Work Project Report Series No. 61). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.

4. Davis, K., Seider, S., & Gardner, H. (2008). When false representations ring true (and when they don’t). Social Research, 75 (4), 1085-1108.

3. Davis, K. (January 2008). Trust in the lives of young people: A conceptual framework to explore how youth make trust judgments. (Good Work Project Report Series No. 52). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.

2. Seider, S., Davis, K., & Gardner, H. (2007). Good work in psychology. The Psychologist, 20 (11), 672-676.

1. Davis, K. (March 2006). Is trust on the wane? It may depend on where you live. (Good Work Project Report Series No. 46). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.

 

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