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Building Canada-U.S. Collaborations through Research with Homeless Young I am a PhD Candidate in Information Science at the Information School here
 

Summary: Building Canada-U.S. Collaborations through Research with Homeless Young
People
I am a PhD Candidate in Information Science at the Information School here
at the University of Washington. My field is human-computer interaction,
also know as HCI. I investigate the socio-technical aspects of information
systems, for example the experiences that people have with mobile phones or
with applications like Facebook.
Prior research with homeless young people
Homelessness among young people, up to age 30 is a pressing problem with lasting
social and economic consequences in the United States and Canada. Although counting
homeless people is fraught with difficulty, experts estimate that up to 3 million young
people are homeless each year in the U.S. and 50,000
60,000 young people experience homelessness
annually in Canada. In order to better understand how
technology might help improve the welfare of
homeless young people, since 2007 I have engaged in
research, service and design projects with homeless
young people in Seattle along with my PhD
supervisor David G. Hendry. In one of these projects,
I helped co-create a community technology center for

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences