Project EMAR – Designing a social robot to address teen stress
Teens face more stress than any other age group. I’m working on a team to develop a social robot to help better understand and address teen stress. Follow our work here: http://blogs.uw.edu/emar.
The rhetorical nature of user experience design
The practice of user experience occurs in a rhetorically complex space where there are competing priorities and power structures. Since design practitioners tend to be the newcomers, both as a field and also within their organizations, they have had to develop rhetorically savvy ways to convince others to accept the methods and results of their work.
Broadening participation in human-centered design
Building better technologies means we diverse perspectives and viewpoints at the design table. I work to bring community-based, participatory approaches to design research and also engage young people in design by introducing them to design practices.