Wong Awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Program Grant!

June 18th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Wong Awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Program Grant!

Congratulations to STAR undergraduate Tiffany Wong, who was awarded a UC Irvine Summer Undergraduate Research Program Grant/Fellowship in support of the research project “vSked: Visual Schedules for Autism”! Tiffany will be working with Gillian Hayes and Sen Hirano this summer.


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 […]


vSked Demo accepted at IDC 2010

May 27th, 2010 by STAR | No Comments

vSked Demo accepted at IDC 2010

vSked: An Interactive Visual Schedule System for use in Classrooms for Children with Autism Michael T. Yeganyan, Meg Cramer, Lou Anne Boyd and Gillian R. Hayes Children with autism often experience substantial challenges in understanding, structuring, and predicting the activities in their daily lives. The use of symbols to represent a series of activities, also […]


PUC Paper on Visual Supports for Autism Accepted

March 14th, 2010 by STAR | No Comments

PUC Paper on Visual Supports for Autism Accepted

Interactive Visual Supports for Children with Autism Gillian R. Hayes, Sen Hirano, Gabriela Marcu, Mohamad Monibi, David H. Nguyen, and Michael Yeganyan Interventions to support children with autism often include the use of visual supports, which are cognitive tools to enable learning and the production of language. Although visual supports are effective in helping to […]


vSked paper accepted for CHI 2010!

December 13th, 2009 by STAR | No Comments

vSked paper accepted for CHI 2010!

vSked: Evaluation of a System to Support Classroom Activities for Children with Autism by Sen Hirano, Michael Yeganyan, Gabriela Marcu, David Nguyen, and Gillian Hayes accepted for CHI 2010.


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


IMFAR acceptances

February 1st, 2009 by STAR | No Comments

IMFAR acceptances

Congratulations to Gabriela Marcu, David Nguyen, and Gillian Hayes for the acceptance of “Use of a Wearable Recording Device in Therapeutic Interventions for Children with Autism” and congratulations to Michael Yeganyan, Sen Hirano, David Nguyen, and Gillian Hayes for the acceptance of “Interactive and Collaborative Classroom Visual Schedules”


Funding from AutismSpeaks

January 4th, 2008 by STAR | No Comments

Funding from AutismSpeaks

Professor of informatics Gillian Hayes has received an $83,563 award from Autism Speaks for her proposal, “Technology Support for Interactive and Collaborative Visual Schedules”.