Interactive technologies for autism

Daniel R. Gillette, Gillian R. Hayes, Gregory D. Abowd, Justine Cassell, Rana El Kaliouby, Dorothy Strickland, Patrice Weiss

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In meeting health, education, and lifestyle goals, technology can both assist individuals with autism, and support those who live and work with them, such as family, caregivers, coworkers, and friends. The uniqueness of each individual with autism and the context of their lives provide interesting design challenges for the successful creation and adoption of technologies for this domain. This Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to bring together those who study the use of technology by and for individuals with autism, those who design and de-velop new technologies, and those who are curious about getting involved. Areas that this SIG will consider include assistive technologies; tools for data collection and analysis; educational software; virtual reality rehabilitation environments; identifying users; need finding; user-centered collaborative design processes that include individuals who cannot speak or write; and product assessment. This SIG will provide opportunities for participants to join together and share their own pro-jects, design challenges, and lessons learned while fo-cusing on directions for future development. Those with experience and newcomers to the field are both equally encouraged to attend.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007, CHI 2007 Extended Abstracts
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1595936424, 9781595936424
StatePublished - 2007
Event25th SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007, CHI 2007 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 28 Apr 20073 May 2007

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference25th SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007, CHI 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Assistive technology
  • Autism
  • Children
  • Design methodology
  • Education
  • Health
  • Ubiquitous computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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