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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

If you have an interest in undergraduate research, please contact Dr. Amber Wagner!

Home made computerYour ideas will be strongly encouraged and supported, but if you need an idea, here is some work Dr. Wagner is currently investigating:

  • Creating a Tactile Input Modality: This work requires the use of Arduinos and Raspberry Pis to enable students with visual impairments to have an alternate input modality when programming with block languages. Click here to see previous work.
  • Creating a Vocal User Interface: There has been substantial work on creating vocal user interfaces to interact with block programming, but there is still a great deal to be done. Check out http://myna.cs.ua.edu.
Evaluating a Vocal User Interface: There are numerous empirical methods for evaluating graphical user interfaces, but there are no existing empirical methods for evaluating vocal user interfaces. This work would be the foundation for establishing these evaluation methods.