• 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.

  • Slow Refresh Tactile Displays Nov 7, 2015 | No Comments

    Large format refreshable tactile displays, to the extent that they exist, are traditionally far too costly for the individuals that need them most. In this project we are exploring the use of 3D printing and low cost electronics to build modular refreshable displays that communicate digital information tactilely for people with visual impairment. Establishing new […]

  • Technologies for Autism: Mobile Video Modeling Jun 8, 2012 | No Comments

    Technologies for Autism: Mobile Video Modeling

    Video modeling has been demonstrated to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in learning a variety of skills.This involves watching recorded videos of others (peer modeling) or oneself (self modeling) modeling positive behavior or successfully completing a task. The ubiquitous nature of mobile technologies provides an opportunity to make video modeling more connected to the activities people are trying to accomplish.

  • 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.

  • Technologies for Autism: SensoryPaint Nov 1, 2013 | No Comments

    Technologies for Autism: SensoryPaint

    SensoryPaint is an interactive surface with the capability of superimposing the user’s reflection on a projected surface and “painting” this surface with balls of different textures and colors, which was designed to augment traditional therapies. This software uses a Kinect to detect the movements of the user and the balls. The user’s image is reflected on the screen, as well as their shadow superimposed on their reflection.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]


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BrainTrack
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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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STAR students given best paper nods
Oct 2, 2016 | No Comments
We are excited to announce that Kate Ringland et. al. and Oliver Haimson et. al. have both acknowledgement on their recent publications...

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STAR students given best paper nods
Oct 2, 2016 | No Comments
We are excited to announce that Kate Ringland et. al. and Oliver Haimson et. al. have both acknowledgement on their recent publications...

Kate Ringland wins ARCS Fellow Scholar Award
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STAR lab gives congratulations to Kate Ringland who was awarded and ARCS Fellow Scholar award for 2016-2018! The National ARCS...

Research makes news
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Understanding Social Media Disclosures of Sexual Abuse Through the Lenses of Support Seeking and Anonymity has been receiving...


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STAR students given best paper nods
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STAR students given best paper nods
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STAR students given best paper nods
We are excited to announce that Kate Ringland et. al. and Oliver Haimson et. al. have both acknowledgement on their recent publications...
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STAR students given best paper nods
We are excited to announce that Kate Ringland et. al. and Oliver Haimson et. al. have both acknowledgement on their recent publications...
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