Talk Title: Aphasia Profiles and Implications for Technology Use Speaker: Kristin Slawson, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Maryland Hearing and Speech Clinic, and Michael Settles Location: HBK 2105 Abstract: Conservative estimates suggest that 2.5 million people in the US have aphasia, yet few people have ever heard of the condition. Aphasia is a poorly understood, “invisible disability” that…

Speaker: Foad Hamidi, Assistant Professor in Information Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Location: HBK 2105 and Zoom Watch Here! Abstract: Community-based participatory design (PD) offers inclusive and exciting principles and methods for enabling mutual learning among diverse interested parties. As PD moves from the workplace to other domains, such as Do-it-Yourself (DIY) design…

Speaker: Dr. Susan Winter, Associate Dean for Research, College of Information Studies, the University of Maryland Location: HBK 2105 and Zoom Watch Here! Abstract: Technology is no longer just about technology – now it is about living. So, how do we have ethical technology that creates a better life and a better society? Technology must…

Speaker: Dr. Herman Saksono, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences & CS, Northeastern University Location: HBK 2105 and Zoom Watch Here! Abstract: We live in a storied life. Stories from people at present and in the past are guiding our actions in the future. Although this narrative mode of knowing complements the pragmatic mode, the pragmatic mode…

Speaker: Dr. Jane Chung, Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing Location: HBK 2105 and Zoom Watch Here! Abstract: Older adult residents of low-income housing are at a high risk of unmanaged health conditions, loneliness, and limited healthcare access. Smart speakers have the potential to improve social connections and well-being among older adult residents….