Jacob O. Wobbrock received funding from the Google Award for Inclusion Research program in the amount of $60K for The Ability-Based Design Mobile Toolkit: Enabling Accessible Mobile Interactions through Advanced Sensing and Modeling.
Karen Fisher and Yacine Ghamri-Doudane (University of La Rochelle) received funding from the Google Award for Inclusion Research program in the amount of $60K for Empowering Syrian Girls through Culturally Sensitive Mobile Technology and Media Literacy.
Jin Ha Lee and Elin A. Bjorling (UW HCDE), in partnership with Seattle Public Library, received funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries program for the Caring About Teen Mental Health project. The current pandemic offers an opportunity for innovation and teen engagement with new formats that improve access to mental health resources. The Seattle Public Library will integrate co-design and the immersive technology of virtual reality (VR) to improve access to mental health resources for vulnerable youth. Co-design will empower library staff and teens to envision how VR experiences can help support long-term spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental well-being. [This work is related to the Connected Camps Esports coaching project, led by Jason Yip and Jin Ha Lee]. The total award amount is $247,307, of which $11,889 will come to the iSchool.
Michelle H. Martin was interviewed for an article in Outside Magazine titled, “The Best Books Featuring Black Children in the Outdoors.”
Chirag Shah, along with Rishabh Mehrotra (Spotify-UK) and Benjamin Carterette (Spotify-US), presented a paper this week at the ACM Recommender Systems virtual conference (RecSys 2020) titled, “Investigating Listeners’ Responses to Divergent Recommendations.”