Emerging interaction styles such as tangible computing, gesture-based interfaces and virtual reality, extend beyond the desktop paradigm and offer a more natural, intuitive and accessible form of interaction. With a broad range of application-domains, including scientific visualization, energy management and education, these interfaces show a potential to significantly enhance the way people interact and leverage digital information.

Through my research I seek to contribute to next generation human-computer interaction by developing frameworks, software tools and specification techniques that aid their design, implementation and evaluation. In addition I am investigating the strengths and limitations of next generation interfaces by building interactive systems that leverage users' spatial, social, and kinesthetic skills.

Check out the Wellesley College HCI Lab to learn about current research projects.

Human-Computer Interaction for Personal Genomics
Supporting Innovation in Bio-design
An In-Depth Look at he Benefits of Immersion Cues on Spatial 3D Problem Solving
Enhancing Scientific Discovery through Reality-Based Interaction
Teaching "Tree-Thinking" through Tabletop Interaction
A Collaborative Environment for Engaging Novices in Scientific Inquiry
Increasing Engagement in Museums through Social-Mobile Applications
Envisioning mundane objects with actuation and transformation