Apr 26, 2010

Interactive Multi-Touch for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research and Apps by Juan Pablo Hourcade, Thomas Hanson, and Natasha Bullock-Rest, University of Iowa

Dr. Juan Pablo Hourcade heads a team of researchers at the University of Iowa who are creating multi-touch applications and other technologies to support communication, collaboration, creativity, and self-expression for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The picture below is a screen shot of the team's web page that includes a few videos of the team's important work: (Videos can be found on the Technologies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders webpage.)


pymt demo reel from Thomas Hansen on Vimeo.

Multi Touch @ University of Iowa from Thomas Hansen on Vimeo.

Hourcade, J.P., & Hansen, T.E. (2010). Multitouch Displays to Support Preschool Children's Learning in Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Social Skills and the Arts (pdf)

Dr. Hourcade is organizing the Digital Technologies and Marginalized Youth workshop on Satuirday, June 12, 2010 at the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC), which will be held this year in Barcelona, Spain.

Other workshops that will be held at IDC 2010:
Interactive Storytelling for Children
Extended Abstract: Interactive Storytelling for Children (pdf)
Designing Tangibles for Children
Play and Technology:  How does technology initiate and facilitate physical play?

Dr. Hourcade's publications

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