Wearable Technology for Children's Educational Purposes
2013 - Present: Building on my Master's Thesis work on BodyVis, in my dissertation research I aim to tackle challenges around designing wearable technologies to help elementary-aged children understand abstract information in learning environments.
Participatory Design (Cooperative Inquiry)
2012 - Present: Since 2012, I have been a design partner with the University of Maryland's Kidsteam. This co-design group of children and adults work collaboratively as equal stakeholders to brainstorm, design, and prototype children's technologies.
Muslim Bloggers and Online Harassment
2017 - Present: Investigating negative feedback and online harassment against visibly female Muslim lifestyle bloggers. Interested in the various types of harassment these women receive as a result of their blogging, how they handle that harassment, and their views on being Muslim bloggers.
Adult and Child Search Habits
2015 - 2017: Investigating adult and child Internet search roles. Lead researcher in running sessions with children to determine search roles in classroom settings. Co-researcher in in-home interviews with adults and analysis of data.
On my own time, I enjoy building small tech for very specific needs.
Types of Studies
- Concept Testing
- Field Studies
- Interviews (in-home, on-site, remote)
- Focus Groups
- Task Analysis
- Paired Interviews
- A/B Testing
- Participatory Design
- Cooperative Inquiry / Co-design
- Iterative Design (using Design Thinking)
- Wearables (software, hardware, and fabrication)