New Publication Available on Zody iPad Game

June 11th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

New Publication Available on Zody iPad Game

A new publication by LouAnne Boyd and her coauthors is now available on the ACM digital library. Abstract: This article describes how collaborative assistive technologies, housed on off-the-shelf, low-cost platforms such as the iPad, can be used to facilitate social relationships in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through an empirical study of the use […]


Wearable Cognitive Assistant

June 11th, 2015 by STAR | 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.


STAR Ubicomp 2014 Best Paper Honorable Mentions!

September 15th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

STAR Ubicomp 2014 Best Paper Honorable Mentions!

Two STAR papers were chosen as Honorable Mentions for Best Paper awards at Ubicomp 2014! Ringland, K., Zalapa, R., Neal, M., Escobedo, L., Tentori, M., and Hayes, G.R. et al SensoryPaint: A Multimodal Sensory Intervention for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Proceedings of Ubicomp 2014. Matic, A., Hayes, G.R., Tentori, M., Abdullah, M., and Schuck, S. […]


STAR CSCW 2015 Papers

September 2nd, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

STAR CSCW 2015 Papers

Three papers by STAR group members have been accepted for CSCW 2015! Haimson, O. L., Brubaker, J. R., Dombrowski, L., & Hayes, G. R. (2015). Disclosure, Stress, and Support During Gender Transition on Facebook. In Proceedings of the ACM 2015 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Ringland, K. E., Wolf, C. T., Dombrowski, L., & Hayes, […]


STAR Ubicomp 2014 Papers

May 1st, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

STAR Ubicomp 2014 Papers

STAR group members will be presenting two papers at Ubicomp this year: Ringland, K., Zalapa, R., Neal, M., Escobedo, L., Tentori, M., and Hayes, G.R. et al SensoryPaint: A Multimodal Sensory Intervention for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. To Appear in Proc Ubicomp 2014. Matic, A., Hayes, G.R., Tentori, M., Abdullah, M., and Schuck, S. Collective use of […]


Autism AppJam

May 1st, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Autism AppJam

The 2nd Annual UCI Autism AppJam was a huge success! Over 25 teams created applications to help people with autism and their families. Gillian Hayes and Kate Ringland are quoted in a recent article in the O.C. Register:. UC Irvine graduate student Kate Ringland’s team created a dance therapy application for Kinect. The application challenges […]


Ringland and Haimson to Present Research at AGS Symposium!

February 28th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Ringland and Haimson to Present Research at AGS Symposium!

Congratulations to Kate Ringland and Oliver Haimson, who were both selected to present at the first annual UC Irvine AGS Symposium. The Symposium will be held on April 18, 2014 on the first floor of the UCI Student Center. Kate will be presenting her SensoryPaint research, and Oliver will be presenting his work on analyzing […]


STAR Work-in-Progress and Workshop Papers Accepted to CHI!

February 21st, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

STAR Work-in-Progress and Workshop Papers Accepted to CHI!

Congratulations to Kate Ringland, who has a Work-in-Progress and a workshop paper accepted to CHI 2014! Work-in-Progress SensoryPaint: A Natural User Interface Supporting Sensory Integration in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders Kathryn E Ringland, Rodrigo Zalapa, Megan Neal, Lizbeth Escobedo, Monica Tentori, and Gillian R Hayes Natural User Interfaces (NUI) offer an innovative approach to sensory […]


Ringland Awarded NSF Summer Funding to Study in Japan!

February 3rd, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Ringland Awarded NSF Summer Funding to Study in Japan!

Congratulations to Kate Ringland, who was awarded a fellowship to study in Japan this summer as part of the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute! She will be working with Dr. Norimune Kawai in the Graduate School of Education at Hiroshima University. She will be facilitating participatory design workshops to help design […]


Ringland and Haimson Awarded AGS Travel Grants

January 26th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Ringland and Haimson Awarded AGS Travel Grants

Congratulations to Kate Ringland and Oliver Haimson, who were awarded travel grants from UC Irvine Associated Graduate Students! The funding will support their travel to Berlin, Germany to present their research as part of iConference 2014.