• Interactive Visual Support Technologies for Autism: vSked, Mocotos, and SenseCam Jun 26, 2010 | No Comments

    Interactive Visual Support Technologies for Autism: vSked, Mocotos, and SenseCam

    Project: Visual schedules and choice boards are tools used in current best practices for helping children with autism and other special needs. These non-verbal kids need help communicating their choices, understanding time and activities, and so on. We are working with Windows SmartPhone, Linux small displays, and large touchscreen-enabled platforms to develop solutions that ease […]

  • Technologies for Autism: Mosoco, An Interactive Social Compass Jan 4, 2011 | No Comments

    Technologies for Autism: Mosoco, An Interactive Social Compass

    Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often demonstrate impairments in social skills. Social skills training is an effective way to develop age and functioning-level social skills to be used in a variety of situations. One successful curriculum that is currently in use in schools for teaching social skills to students with ASD is the Social Compass.

  • Designing for Food Justice with Hunger-Focused Nonprofits. Nov 4, 2013 | No Comments

    Designing for Food Justice with Hunger-Focused Nonprofits.

    Research Team: Lynn Dombrowski, Gillian R. Hayes, Melissa Mazmanian Food inequality is large social problem faced by many lower-socioeconomic individuals. As food assistance demands rise, hunger-based nonprofits struggle to help their communities fulfill local food needs. This work examines how technology can support the goals of hunger-focused nonprofits. Novel technological systems can address large social […]

  • Estrellita: Helping Caregivers and Clinicians of Preterm Infants Nov 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

    Estrellita: Helping Caregivers and Clinicians of Preterm Infants

    We are designing, developing, and deploying an innovative and feasible mobile solution for collecting infant and caregiver observations of daily living (ODLs), sharing these data with their clinical providers, and visualizing and summarizing these data for both the parents and clinicians caring for these children. This system, called Estrellita, has been shown to be helpful in preliminary pilot studies, and now we are expanding its capabilities and evaluating Estrellita in a longitudinal field deployment.

  • Wearable Cognitive Assistant Jun 11, 2015 | No Comments

    Wearable Cognitive Assistant

    Evaluation of the pairs of children with autism’s social relationships behaviors observed during Zody iPad game and Lego play sets.

  • Informal Learning at Hackathons Mar 6, 2015 | No Comments

    Informal Learning at Hackathons

    The hackathon phenomenon has taken the world by storm, but corporate priorities of recruitment and production conflict with participants’ intention to learn from the hackathon experience. What factors in hackathons promote learning? How does that learning transfer to school and work? How well do computer science learning outcomes map to learning that happens in hackathons?

  • DeskOwl: A New Model for Increasing Information Access and Literacy in the Global South Mar 6, 2015 | No Comments

    DeskOwl: A New Model for Increasing Information Access and Literacy in the Global South

    A model for knowledge sharing that is open, interactive, draws on diverse expertise and experience, and builds a searchable information repository that can be used by multiple communities and organizations.

  • Death and the Social Network Jul 2, 2010 | No Comments

    Death and the Social Network

    The death of a user does not result in the elimination of his or her account nor the profile’s place inside a network of digital peers. Friends use profiles postmortem to say last goodbyes, share memories, and coordinate funereal arrangements. These practices highlight three important themes for social networks and the representation of identity for their users: embodiment, representation, and temporality.

  • Gender Transition on Social Networking Sites Oct 1, 2014 | No Comments

    Gender Transition on Social Networking Sites

    Social networking sites often privilege people who fit within expected, static categories. Thus, designing technology and SNS flexible enough to allow for representation of complex identities that emerge as people embark on major life transitions, such as changing gender, is a particular challenge for HCI.

  • Software Developer Accessibility Awareness Nov 7, 2015 | No Comments

    Standards for governing accessibility in software systems were established over two decades ago, yet poor compliance continues to pose challenges for the individuals dependent on these systems. This project seeks to understand the relationship between compliance, awareness and attitudes of accessibility within the software development community.By understanding why software systems are not accessible, we can […]


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Children suffering from a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) are currently unlikely to follow recovery protocols and little is...
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Digital Footprints Wins Honorable Mention at CHI
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Congratulations to Oliver Haimson, Jed Brubaker, Lynn Dombrowski, and Gillian Hayes on their 2016 CHI paper, Digital Footprints...

Proximity Detection for Autism Research wins Dean's Choice award
Proximity Detection for Autism Research wins Dean’s Choice award
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Congratulations to Baldwin Chang, Anthony Foley, and Meghan Matibag, whose Senior design project has won a Dean’s Choice...


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