Stacy Branham

Assistant Professor
Affiliation: UC Irvine

Research Focus/Background:

I investigate how technologies operate in social settings where one or more people has a disability, yielding actionable design guidance and proof of concept prototypes. My recent and ongoing studies explore how technology can isolate, offend, and harm people with disabilities, as much as it has the potential to integrate and empower them when designed properly. Current foci include: AI and bias, the potential of voice assistants to universalize access, and co-design that involves people with disabilities throughout the design process.

Problem/goals to address as part of CERES:

Co-designing and prototyping collaborative reading technologies for parents and children with disabilities.

Location of Research Projects:

United States

When Not Working:

Not-sleeping with my 4-month old daughter 🙂