Design for Social Accessibility: Shifting Design Perspectives for Accessible Computing
Kristen Shinohara is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Information School at the University of Washington, advised by Jacob O. Wobbrock and Wanda Pratt. She is a member of the DUB Group and the Mobile & Accessible Design (MAD) Lab. Her research focuses on the design of technologies usable by people with disabilities, specifically on how accessible design should include social aspects of technology use. Her case study about how a blind student used technology was featured as the cover story in Communications of the ACM and has been the subject of a chapter on case study methodology in “Research Methods in HCI” (Lazar et al., Wiley & Sons 2010). She won an ACM CHI Best Paper for her interview study investigating social aspects of assistive technology use. She has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Puget Sound, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington, Tacoma, and has professional experience as a software engineer. She is a 2016-2017 Harlan Hahn Award Recipient, and in 2012, she received a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation.