Hi! My name is Kevin. I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, working with Dr. Stacy M. Branham in the INsite Lab. I am an engineer-turned-social-scientist, conducting research in the domains of Human-Computer Interaction, Accessible Computing, and Design. I use design-based, qualitative, and humanistic research methods to explore large, ambiguous problem spaces and build and evaluate interactive systems based on what I find.
My dissertation research focuses on designing technologies which make everyday parenting experiences more accessible for people with visual impairments and their children. Through building and deploying these systems, I explore the socio-technical considerations involved in designing accessible technologies for homes and families, facilitating collaboration in ability-diverse teams, and supporting disabled people in caregiving roles.