Ph.D. in Informatics, Dept. of Informatics, University of California, Irvine (Mentor: Prof. Gillian Hayes)
M.A. in Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, Towson University
B.A. in Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, Washington University in Saint Louis
Dr. Boyd’s research interests center around the design, development, and evaluation of novel technologies to support neurodiverse populations. Current projects are investigating the efficacy of a new interaction design framework drawn from neuroscience theories to accommodation sensory impairments. Specific projects under investigation include the development of technologies to increase the accessibility of information for people with autism, ADHD, anxiety, and/or dyslexia.
Human-Computer Interaction, interaction design, computer-supported collaborative work, assistive technology, accessibility, inclusion, diversity, sensory accommodation, ubiquitous computing, wearables, augmented and virtual reality