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I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics at The University of California, Irvine. My research in human-computer interaction and accessible computing aims to create more equitable and inclusive digital experiences for people of all ages and abilities. My prior and ongoing work focuses on designing new technologies for collaborative work among ability-diverse teams of professionals and academics; developing accessible content production tools for artists, writers, and musicians who are blind; and leveraging the arts as a form of expression and resource for designing alongside people with dementia or speech-language impairments. My research and teaching has been recognized with an NSF CAREER Award, Alumnae of Northwestern Award for Curriculum Development, Best Paper Awards and Nominations at ACM CHI, CSCW, DIS, and ASSETS, and a UC-San Diego Interdisciplinary Scholar Award. I received my PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego, MA in Education from Stanford University, and BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Prior to joining UC-Irvine, I was a faculty member in Communication Studies at Northwestern University. My research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Robert and Kaye Hiatt Fund for Research in Media, Technology and Society, and the Delaney Fund.

Select Recent Publications

Saha, A., and Piper, A.M. (2020). Understanding Audio Production Practices of People with Vision Impairments. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2020).

Feuston, J., Taylor, A., and Piper, A.M. (2020). Conformity of Eating Disorders through Content Moderation. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2020).

Das, M., Borgos-Rodriguez, K., and Piper, A.M. (2020). Weaving by Touch: A Case Analysis of Accessible Making. Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020). Best Paper Honorable Mention Award

Harrington, C., Erete, S., and Piper, A.M. (2019). Deconstructing Community-Based Collaborative Design: Towards More Equitable Participatory Design Engagements. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2019). Best Paper Award

Das, M., Gergle, D., and Piper, A.M. (2019). “It doesn’t win you friends”: Understanding Accessibility in Collaborative Writing for People with Vision Impairments. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2019). Best Paper Honorable Mention Award

Borgos-Rodriguez, K., Ringland, K., and Piper, A.M. (2019). MyAutsomeFamilyLife: Analyzing Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities on YouTube. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2019).

Lazar, A., Feuston, J.L, Edasis, C., Piper, A.M. (2018). Making as Expression: Informing Design with People with Complex Communication Needs through Art Therapy. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). Best Paper Award

Diaz, M., Johnson, I., Lazar, A., Piper, A.M., and Gergle, D. (2018). Addressing Age-Related Bias in Sentiment Analysis. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). Best Paper Award

Brewer, R., and Piper, A.M. (2018). xPress: Rethinking Design for Aging and Accessibility through an IVR Blogging System. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2018), Online First.

Lazar, A., Edasis, C., Piper, A.M. (2017). A Critical Lens on Dementia and Design in HCI. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). Best Paper Award

Lazar, A., Edasis, C., Piper, A.M. (2017). Supporting People with Dementia in Digital Social Sharing. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). Best Paper Honorable Mention Award

Lazar, A., Diaz, M., Brewer, R., Kim, C., and Piper, A.M. (2017). Going Gray, Failure to Hire, and the Ick Factor: Analyzing How Older Bloggers Talk about Ageism. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2017). Best Paper Honorable Mention Award

Cingel, D. and Piper, A.M. (2017). How Parents Engage Children in Tablet-Based Reading Experiences: An Exploration of Haptic Feedback. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2017). Best Paper Honorable Mention Award

Lazar, A., Cornejo, R., Edasis, C., and Piper, A.M. (2016). Designing for the Third Hand: Empowering Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments through Creating and Sharing. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2016. Best Paper Award

Piper, A.M., Cornejo, R., Hurwitz, L., and Unumb, C. Technological Caregiving: Supporting Online Activity for Adults with Cognitive Impairments. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016. Best Paper Honorable Mention Award

Brewer, R., and Piper, A.M. "Tell It Like It Really Is": A Case of Online Content Creation and Sharing Among Older Adult Bloggers. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016.

Recent News

I started a new faculty position at UC-Irvine in July 2020!

Two of our papers on content production among people with vision impairments received Best Paper Honorable Mention Awards at CHI 2020 and CSCW 2019.

We received an NSF Medium Award to study and design the future of content production tools for people with vision impairments.

Our papers on age-related bias in sentiment analysis tools and informing co-design with people with complex communication needs each received a CHI 2018 Best Paper Award!

We received a CHI 2017 Best Paper Award for our paper on critical dementia and an Honorable Mention Award for our paper on social sharing for people with dementia!

Check out our CSCW 2017 papers on older adults blogging about ageism and haptic e-books -- both received Honorable Mention Awards.

We completed our NSF-funded project on designing and evaluating surface haptics for young children's science learning. See our project website.

Former Students and Postdocs

Elham Beheshti (now at New York Hall of Science)
Robin Brewer (now faculty at University of Michigan)
Ray Cornejo (now faculty at Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua)
Christina Harrington (now faculty at DePaul Univeristy)
Amanda Lazar (now faculty at University of Maryland)

Contact

ampiper (at) uci (dot) edu

Donald Bren Hall
Department of Informatics
School of Information and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine