Yao Du, M.A., CCC-SLP
PhD student in Informatics
Email: yaod7 [at] uci [dot] edu
Research Interests: mobile application, game design, speech therapy, children with disabilities
Research Methodologies: surveys, interviews, prototyping, user testing, experimental design
I am doctoral student in Informatics (Fall 2016-Present) at the University of California, Irvine. My advisor is Katie Salen Tekinbas. The focus of my Ph.D. research lies at the intersections of interaction design for children with communication impairments, service design for clinical professionals, and game design for therapy activities through touch-based and voice-based interfaces. Prior to attending UCI, I worked as a bilingual Mandarin-English speech language pathologist across multiple educational and medical settings (e.g., private school, hospital, outpatient clinic) with children and adults with developmental and/or acquired communication disorders. I completed my M.A. in Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Texas, Austin in 2014, where I worked with Dr. Li Sheng for a master thesis on developing a language screener for bilingual Mandarin-English speaking preschoolers. I received my B.A. in Communication Disorders and Sciences at San Jose State University in 2011.