Autism and Technology Showcase at the Beckman Center

December 9th, 2012 by STAR | No Comments

Autism and Technology Showcase at the Beckman Center

Many members of the STAR group (and our alumni and friends) demonstrated some awesome technologies at the Beckman Center on Saturday to nearly 150 members of the community, including parents, clinicians, teachers, therapists, other researchers, and more. The event was a great success with nearly every attendee demanding more in the future! We are looking […]


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

June 26th, 2010 by STAR | 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 […]


IEEE Pervasive Article on Acceptable Use Policies in Schools Accepted

March 21st, 2010 by STAR | No Comments

IEEE Pervasive Article on Acceptable Use Policies in Schools Accepted

An excerpt from the article…. Although mobile technologies are nearly ubiquitous in the lives of teenagers in modern industrialized nations, they are rarely used in schools—places where these youth spend a significant percentage of their time. Today’s teenagers, 75% of whom own cell phones, are considered by many to be responsible for the rampant uptake […]


Girls Inc. Project Blogged at NCWIT Site

February 10th, 2010 by STAR | No Comments

Girls Inc. Project Blogged at NCWIT Site

Gillian posted a new blog entry on our summer camp from last year targeting teaching girls about computing and engineering through the use of PicoCrickets and the chance to “play engineer” through hands-on arts and crafts style computing activities. http://ncwit.org/news.blog.php?action=display&editorial_id=524 It’s also a good time to let everyone know that the women from WICS (Women […]


Panel Accepted to First Digital Media and Learning Conference

December 18th, 2009 by STAR | No Comments

Panel Accepted to First Digital Media and Learning Conference

Reaching Diverse Student Populations in Embedded Ubiquitous Educational Environments Organized by Meg Cramer, Moderated by Gillian Hayes Panelists: Tom Moher, UI Chicago; Walt Scacchi, UC Irvine; Roy Pea, Stanford; a representative from High Tech High School The physical built environment in educational settings has profound implications for learning. Yet, many technologies for learning are simply re-appropriated computers built […]


New Girls Inc. Video

November 13th, 2009 by STAR | No Comments

New Girls Inc. Video

The Eureka! Summer Program with Girls Inc. is an intensive enrichment program for 7th, 8th or 9th grade girls.


Technology helps teach kids with autism

October 22nd, 2009 by STAR | No Comments

Technology helps teach kids with autism

Informatics assistant professor designs computer devices to aid instruction, record-keeping


HCIC paper accepted

November 14th, 2007 by STAR | No Comments

HCIC paper accepted

“Reconsidering Education and Learning in HCI: A Social Cultural View of Special Education and Technology” by Gillian R. Hayes will be presented at HCI in February 2008.