Assistant Professor, School of Information.
Ph.D., Technology & Social Behavior, Northwestern University
In my work, I understand, design, and evaluate systems exploring issues of online engagement, motivation to participate in online communities, and accessibility. My prior work focuses on the design of voice-based systems to support older adults with vision impairments and I continue doing work to support the needs of older adults and people with vision impairments. With older adults, I use contextual inquiry techniques to understand consumption of online content and also investigate what motivates them to contribute to online communities. With people with vision impairments, I continue to research how to design accessible voice-based systems.
Select Aging Publications
Brewer, Robin, and Anne Marie Piper. 2017. "xPress: Rethinking Design for Aging and Accessibility Through an IVR Blogging System." Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact., 1(CSCW): 26:1-26:17.
Piper, Anne Marie, Robin Brewer, and Raymundo Cornejo. 2017. "Technology learning and use among older adults with late-life vision impairments." Universal Access in the Information Society, 16(3): 699-711.
Piper, Anne Marie, Raymundo Cornejo Garcia, and Robin Brewer. 2016. "Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities of Smart Mobile Devices among the Oldest Old." International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI), 8(2): 83-98.
Brewer, Robin, Raymundo Cornejo Garcia, Tedmond Schwaba, Darren Gergle, and Anne Marie Piper. 2016. "Exploring Traditional Phones As an E-Mail Interface for Older Adults." ACM Trans. Access. Comput., 8(2): 6:1-6:20.