Amy Hurst

Assistant Professor at UMBC

Publications

Assistive Technology Research

Do It Yourself (DIY) Assistive Technology

  • P. Carrington, A. Hurst, S. K. Kane. ”Wearables and Chairables: Inclusive Design of Mobile Input and Output Techniques for Power Wheelchair Users.” To appear in ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2014.
  • K. Said, M. Burton, A. Hurst, S. Kane, ”Framing the Conversation: The Role of Facebook Conversations in Shopping for Eyeglasses”. To appear in ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 2014.
  • M. Williams, A. Hurst, and S. Kane.  “Pray Before You Step Out”: Describing Personal and Situational Blind Navigation Behaviors. To appear in Proceedings of the 15th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS ’13).
  • M. Williams, K. Ringland, and A. Hurst. Designing an Accessible Clothing Tag System for People with Vision Impairments. in Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS ’13). (Poster)
  • P. Carrington, A. Hurst, and S. Kane. How Power Wheelchair Users Choose Computing Devices. in Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS ’13). (Poster)
  • A. Hurst and S. Kane, 2013. Making “Making” Accessible. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’13). ACM, New York, NY, 635-638.
  • M. Burton, C. Neylan, and A Hurst. “Vision Required: The Limitations Fashion Presents to Those with Vision Impairments.” Fashion Practice (Berg Publishers), 5:1, 81-106.
  • M A. Burton, E. Brady, R. Brewer, C. Neylan, J. Bigham, and A. Hurst. 2012. Crowdsourcing subjective fashion advice using VizWiz: challenges and opportunities. In Proceedings of the 14th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 135-142. [PDF]
  • C. Brown and A. Hurst. 2012. VizTouch: automatically generated tactile visualizations of coordinate spaces. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’12), Stephen N. Spencer (Ed.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 131-138. [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]
  • A. Hurst and J. Tobias Empowering Individuals with Do-It-Yourself Assistive Technology. In  ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS) ACM, New York, NY, USA, 11-18. [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]

Automatically Adapting Interfaces to User Needs

  • A. Hurst, S. Hudson, J. Mankoff, and S. Trewin. Distinguishing Users By Pointing Performance in Laboratory and Real World Tasks. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. 5, 2, Article 5 (October 2013).
  • J. Jones, S. Hall, M Gentis, C. Reynolds, C. Gadwal, A. Hurst, J. Ronch, and C. Neylan. 2012. Visualizations for self-reflection on mouse pointer performance for older adults. In Proceedings of the 14th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 287-288. [PDF]
  • K. Z. Gajos, A. Hurst, and A. Findlater. 2012. Personalized dynamic accessibility. interactions 19, 2 (March 2012), 69-73. [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]
  • A. Hurst, K. Gajos, L. Findlater, J. Wobbrock, A. Sears, and S. Trewin. 2011. Dynamic accessibility: accommodating differences in ability and situation. In Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA ’11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 41-44. [Workshop Webpage] [ACM Authorizer]
  • A. Hurst, Using Data About Real World Pointing Performance to Improve Computer Access with Automatic Assessment, Doctoral Dissertation, 2010 [PDF].
  • A. Hurst, S. E. Hudson, and J. Mankoff, Automatically Identifying Targets Users Interact With During Real World Tasks. In Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), 2010, 11-20. [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]
  • A. Hurst, J. Mankoff, and S.E. Hudson, Understanding Pointing Problems in Real World Computing Environments. in proc. ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS) (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2008), 43-50. [PDF[ACM Authorizer]
  • A. Hurst, S.E. Hudson, J. Mankoff, and S. Trewin, Automatically Detecting Pointing Performance. in ACM conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI ’08) (Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain, 2008), 11-19. [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]
  • A. Hurst, J. Mankoff, A. K. Dey, and S. E. Hudson Dirty Desktops: Using a Patina of Magnetic Mouse Dust To Make Common Interactor Targets Easier To Select. in Proceedings of the 20th Annual ACM Symposium on User interface Software and Technology UIST ’07 (Newport, Rhode Island, USA, 2007), 183-186. [PDF[ACM Authorizer]
  • A. Hurst, S. E. Hudson, and J. Mankoff, Dynamic Detection of Novice vs. Skilled Use Without a Task Model. in proc. ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), (San Jose, CA, 2007), 271-280. [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]
  • S. Carter, A. Hurst, J. Mankoff, and J. Li, Dynamically Adapting GUISs to Diverse Input Devices. in proc. ACM SIGACCESS Conf. on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS), (Portland, OR, 2006), 63-70. [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]

Designing Accessible Interfaces for Learning Differences

  • Lisa Anthony, Sapna Prasad, Amy Hurst, and Ravi Kuber. 2012. A participatory design workshop on accessible apps and games with students with learning differences. In Proceedings of the 14th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 253-254. [PDF]
  • Patrick Carrington, Ravi Kuber, Lisa Anthony, Amy Hurst, and Sapna Prasad. 2012. Developing an interface to support procedural memory training using a participatory-based approach. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual BCS Interaction Specialist Group Conference on People and Computers (BCS-HCI ’12). British Computer Society, Swinton, UK, UK, 333-338. [PDF]

Design Research

  • A. Hurst, J. Zimmerman, and M. Peeters, Fabric-circle-slider: Prototype Exploring the Interaction Aesthetic of Contextual Integration. in Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces (DPPI) (Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2005). [PDF]
  • A. Hurst and J. Zimmerman, Evaluating a Fabric Device Controller. in Workshop W14: Innovative Approaches to Evaluating Affective Interfaces. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), (Portland, OR, 2005), [PDF]
  • A. Hurst, J. Zimmerman, C. Atkeson, and J. Forlizzi, Late breaking results: posters: The Sense Lounger: Establishing a Ubicomp Beachhead in Elders’ Homes. in Extended Abstracts, ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human factors in Computing Systems (CHI), (Portland, OR, 2005). [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]
  • N. Jafarinaimi, J. Forlizzi, A. Hurst, and J. Zimmerman, Late breaking results:07. ACM Press, New York, NY. short papers: Breakaway: an ambient display designed to change human behavior. in Extended Abstracts, ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), (Portland, OR, 2005), 1945-1948. [ACM Authorizer]
  • J. Forlizzi, C. DiSalvo, J. Zimmerman, B. Mutlu, and A. Hurst, The SenseChair: The Lounge Chair as an Intelligent Assistive Device for Elders. in Designing for User eXperience (DUX), (San Francisco, CA, 2005). Volume 135,31. [PDF]
  • D. Holstius, J. Kembel, A. Hurst, P. Wan, and J. Forlizzi, Infotropism: living and robotic plants as interactive displays. in Proceedings of the 2004 conference on Designing interactive systems: processes, practices, methods, and techniques (DIS), (Cambridge, MA,2004). 215-221. [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]

Computer Vision Applications

  • T. Starner, B. Leibe, D. Minnen, T. Westeyn, A. Hurst, and J. Weeks, Computer Vision-Based Gesture Tracking, Object Tracking, and 3D Reconstruction for Augmented Desks. in Machine Vision and Applications, 2003. [PDF]

Mobile Devices in Museums 

  • R.E. Grinter, P.M. Aoki, A. Hurst, M.H. Szymanski, J.D. Thornton, and A.Woodruff, Revisiting the Visit: Understanding How Technology Can Shape the Museum Visit. in Proc. ACM Conf. on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2002), (New Orleans, LA, 2002), 146-155. [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]
  • P.M. Aoki, R.E. Grinter, A. Hurst, M.H. Szymanski, J.D. Thornton, and A. Woodruff, Sotto Voce: Exploring the Interplay of Conversation and Mobile Audio Spaces. in Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), (Minneapolis, MN, 2002), 431-438. [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]
  • A. Woodruff, P.M. Aoki, R.E. Grinter, A. Hurst, M.H. Szymanski, and J.D. Thornton, Eavesdropping on Electronic Guidebooks: Observing Learning Resources in Shared Listening Environments. in Proc. 6th Int’l Conf. on Museums and the Web (MW), (Boston, MA, 2002), 21-30. [PDF]
  • A. Woodruff, M.H. Szymanski, P.M. Aoki, and A. Hurst, The Conversational Role of Electronic Guidebooks. in Proc. 3rd Int’l Conf. on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp), (Atlanta, GA, 2001), 187-208. [PDF]
  • A. Woodruff, P.M. Aoki, A. Hurst, and M.H. Szymanski, Electronic Guidebooks and Visitor Attention. in Proc. 6th Int’l Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ICHIM), (Milan, Italy, 2001), 437-454. [PDF]
  • P.M. Aoki, A. Hurst, and A. Woodruff, Tap Tips: Lightweight Discovery of Touchscreen Targets, in Extended Abstracts, ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), (Seattle, WA, 2001), 237-238 [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]
  • A. Woodruff, P.M. Aoki, A. Hurst, and M.H. Szymanski, The Guidebook, the Friend, and the Room: Visitor Experience in a Historic House. in Extended Abstracts, ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), (Seattle, WA, 2001), 273-274. [PDF] [ACM Authorizer]
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