Staying connected is a primary concern of hospice and palliative care patients and their families, but managing and coordinating interaction to best meet the varying needs and capabilities of patients is challenging. This project explores this space, with the long-term goal of developing new technologies that address both patient and family needs.
This project explores the use of digital paper as a platform for blending the aesthics of handwritten letters with the convenience of e-mail.
This project is exploring ways of fostering online relationships between grandparents and college-aged grandchildren. To address divergent user needs, we are devloping a prototype communication system that supports asymmetrical participation and a balance between short and meaningful interctions.
This project aims to understand the target selection behavior on touch-screen interfaces, including the impact of finger size, angle, pressure, velocity and the three-dimensional motion trajectory. The outcomes of this project will inform the design of new touch-based interaction technqiues and increased accessibility for a wide range of users.
This project seeks to develop novel communication supports and improve access to technology for individuals with communication impairments with aphasia. Recent subprojects include the design of wearable AAC technology to enable more discreet access and the development of tools to support attentional awareness during conversation.
We are a research group within the McGill School of Information Studies studying, designing, and building new technologies that can better accomodate a diversity of needs. Funding sources for our work include NSERC, AGE-WELL, FQRNT, GRAND, and Google.