My research investigates natural user interfaces to support communication, social interaction, and developmental needs of people throughout the lifespan. Much of my work focuses on technology-based solutions for individuals with disabilities and older adults. I have a line of research on assistive and educational applications of surface computing. Some of my recent work investigates how hybrid paper-digital interfaces support communication and language learning in home, school, and therapy settings.
I advise students in the Technology and Social Behavior PhD Program, Media, Technology, and Society PhD Program, and Computer Science PhD Program. Interested graduate students may apply through one of these programs.
I teach Contextual Interviewing for Design (COMM_ST 398, Fall 2013) and Gesture-Based Interface Design (MTS 525, Winter/Spring 2014). NU Students: CAESAR lists my courses under Anne Hazelrig. Use that name when searching for my courses.
You may download my CV here (PDF).
School of Communication
Piper, A.M., Weibel, N., and Hollan, J. Audio-Enhanced Paper Photos: Encouraging Social Interaction at Age 105. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2013.
Piper, A.M., D'Angelo, S., and Hollan, J. Going Digital: Understanding Paper and Photo Documentation Practices in Early Childhood Education. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2013.
Hong, M., Piper, A.M., Weibel, N., Olberding, S., and Hollan, J. Microanalysis of Active Reading Behavior to Inform Design of Interactive Desktop Workspaces. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2012.