In the HawCHI Lab, we focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of technologies that support quality of life for people from a variety of age groups and abilities. Specifically, we focus on health, wellness, creativity, collaboration and information access using mainstream technologies.

People

Flannery Currin

Flannery Currin

Flannery Currin is a computer science PhD student co-advised by Kyle Rector and Juan Pablo Hourcade. She conducts research on technologies to enhance children's executive functions.

Juan Pablo Hourcade

Juan Pablo Hourcade

Juan Pablo Hourcade is an Associate Professor at The University of Iowa's Department of Computer Science and Director of Graduate Studies for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics. His main area of research is Human-Computer Interaction, with a focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of technologies that support creativity, collaboration, well-being, healthy development, and information access for a variety of users, including children and older adults.

Jeehan Malik

Jeehan Malik

Jeehan Malik is a computer science PhD student advised by Prof. Kyle Rector. She conducts research on street-crossing simulations and designs technology to make street-crossing safer for older adults and uses deep learning and computer vision to make aerobics exercises accessible for people with visual impairments.

Kerry Peterman

Kerry Peterman

Research Staff

Kerry Peterman uses her research, informatics, and design skills to contribute to research on technologies for children's healthy development, learning, and wellbeing.

Kyle Rector

Kyle Rector

Assistant Professor

Kyle Rector is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Iowa. She conducts research at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility. She is especially interested in developing technologies that enhance quality of life for people with disabilities, across the age spectrum.