We organised a parallel paper session at the Human-Computer Interaction International conference in Vancouver, Canada, 9-14 July 2017 (http://2017.hci.international/).

Presenters shared their research on how interactive systems, products, environments and experiences can be designed effectively for users on the autism spectrum, how these systems can work towards autistic strengths, and how autistic people can actively participate in the design process. This session was part of the conference’s thematic area Design, User Experience and Usability (DUXU)

Read the full call for papers (now closed)

Conference paper submissions closed in December 2016 and the double-blind peer review process is now completed. We are pleased to announce the session papers:

  1. TEA Band: An Interactive System to Aid Students with Autism Improve their Social Interactions
    Fernanda Bonnin and Victor M. Gonzalez
    ITAM, Computer Engineering Department, Mexico City, Mexico
  2. Let’s Play (While Far Away)! Using Technology to Mediate Remote Playdates for Children with Autism
    Annuska Zolyomi, Ankitha Bharadwaj, Jaime Snyder
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  3. Technology as an Extension of the Self: Socialising through Technology for Young People with Autism
    Lye Ee Ng
    Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  4. Connecting through Kinect: Designing and Evaluating a Collaborative Game with and for Autistic Individuals
    Kristen Gillespie, Gabriel Goldstein, David Shane Smith, Ariana Riccio, Michael Kholodovsky, Cali Merendino, Stanislav Leskov, Rayan Arab, Hassan Elsherbini, Pavel Asanov, Deborah Sturm
    College of Staten Island, The City University of New York, NY, USA
  5. User Participatory Methods for Inclusive Design and Research in Autism: A Case Study in Teaching UX Design
    Debra Satterfield, California State University Long Beach, Los Angeles, USA
    Marc Fabri, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK

All accepted papers were published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Delegates have access to the full proceedings online for a limited period after the conference.

Marc Fabri, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Debra Satterfield, California State University, Long Beach, USA