Research and Teaching Interests
My research involves understanding how older adults and their caregivers engage with technology, and developing systems and tools to support a partnership model for the older adult’s digital life. I also conduct research in innovative curriculum and pedagogy for Computer Science, and I am particularly interested in how to support underserved populations learning computer science. A third area of interest is in developing and evaluating novel interaction techniques, creativity support tools and measurement, and the study of how people use complex software, whether mobile, web-based or traditional desktop systems. I have previously conducted research on technology to support the arts and I am a strong advocate for interdisciplinary research and funding that goes beyond STEM.