Julie Kientz Research Group

Winter 2017

Directed Research Group on Technology for Inclusive Play

We are looking for two students this Winter Quarter to help with the design and development of an interactive cooperative iPad application for inclusive play (or play among children with and without disabilities). This application will be used in a two-month design intervention in an inclusive kindergarten classroom during Spring Quarter. (To learn more about this application and research project, see the following paper:

Specifically, we are looking for motivated students who have either (1) visual / graphic design skills, and/or (2) programming skills and experience with (or a willingness to quickly learn) Swift / iOS development.

We expect students to register for 3 credits of HCDE 496/596.

This research group will be led by PhD student Kiley Sobel, with guidance from Associate Professor Julie Kientz (HCDE).

If you are interested, please fill out the following survey:

Winter 2017

Designing for Family Health Informatics

We are looking for 4 students for Winter Quarter to help with us with building, testing, deploying, and evaluating technologies for family health. Our work focuses on family health. There is rich work around how to design for personal health but less on how to design in the family context — where the health of every family member depends on one another.  You have the opportunity to help us understand this space.

Activities of this research group will include working with the research team to prototype and build health data tracking tools to enable family members to think about their health together. This DRG will require you to have design skills, technical programming skills, and deploy and interview in family homes. We are looking for students with web development: such as python, javascript and visualization libraries, such as D3, C3, and others. Alternatively, students who have completed HCDE 318/418/518 and/or HCDE 417/517 or have relevant experience will be given priority.

We expect students to register for 3 credits of HCDE 496/596.

This research group will be led by Research Associate Laura Pina, with guidance from Associate Professor Julie Kientz.

Interested? Please complete the following survey by December 12, 2016. After that time, you will be contacted to have a quick meeting depending on the match, and given an add code to register. Students that complete the survey after the deadline will be added to a waitlist.


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