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March 2016: Lindsey Arnold has presented our work on co-designing with children- An approach to social robot design at ACM Human-Robot Interaction in New Zealand.

February 2016: Carmen Gonzales and I have won a Google Faculty Research Award for our proposal: “Youth Searching and Brokering Online Information for Latino Families with Limited English Proficiency”

February 2016: I have a first authored ICLS 2016 full paper accepted: “The Learning Experiences of Youth Online Information Brokers

December 2015: I have a first authored CHI 2016 full paper accepted: “The Evolution of Engagements and Social Bonds During Child-Parent Co-design

November 2015: I had a structured poster session and roundtable paper accepted to AERA 2016.

October 2015: I gave a presentation on my work in online searching and brokering to researchers at Google.

September 2015: I am an Associate Chair paper reviewer at CHI 2016.

January 2015: I started my position here at the Information School. Read more about me here.


About Me

I am an assistant professor of   Digital Youthat the Information School at the University of Washington.

I am a senior research fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.

I earned my Ph.D. at the  University of Maryland - College Park in the College of Education (Teaching and Learning & Policy and Leadership). I am affiliated with the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL).

I obtained my Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on science education (chemistry). I have an interdisciplinary background focused on learning sciences, human-computer interaction, and science education.

My research examines how to support participatory cultures in youth and their families through the use and design of digital media and technologies.

My first project (Science Everywhere) focuses on the role of social media and public tangible display support neighborhood science learning with children and families.

My second project (KidsTeam UW) examines the role of participatory design with children in developing new technologies and learning activities around technologies for children and families.

Finally, I examine the role of digital tools in supporting youth search and brokering of information for limited English proficient families.

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