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Title:Developing HCI technology to aid in communication research for individuals with impairments: a language and linguistic perspective
Author(s):Hailpern, Joshua
Director of Research:Karahalios, Karrie G.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Karahalios, Karrie G.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Dell, Gary S.; Fu, Wai-Tat; Han, Jiawei; Abowd, Gregory
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Computer Science
Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
Autism
Visualization
Language
Aphasia
Emulation
Abstract:This dissertation focuses on understanding the relationship between the design of computer interfaces and individuals with an impairment. We seek to explore how knowledge of an impairment can inform the design of systems for those with the impairment and those around them. As the design space of "individuals with impairments" is quite broad, we refine our focus to individuals with communication impairments (children with autism and adults with aphasia). Specifically, this work will examine how HCI and CS techniques can impact language development , empathy and the role communication impairment has on linguistic patterns and conversation quality. Each of these broad themes (language development, linguistic patterns, and empathy/understanding) are equally important aspects of communication. Within each of these themes, technology has a powerful role to play.
Issue Date:2012-05-22
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/31104
Rights Information:Copyright 2012 Joshua Hailpern
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-05-22
Date Deposited:2012-05


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