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. See my lab website to find out more about ongoing research projects.
Please get in touch if you are interested in assistive technology and are a current or potential student. I advise students in the following PhD programs:
- Technology and Social Behavior PhD Program
- Media, Technology, and Society PhD Program
- Computer Science PhD Program
Currently I am teaching the following classes:
- Contextual Interviewing for Design (COMM_ST 398, Fall 2013)
- Gesture-Based Interface Design (MTS 525, Spring 2014)
A recent version of my CV is located here (PDF).
Dept of Communication Studies
School of Communication