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PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Social Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Online Psychology Studies

I have lots of experience setting up psychology experiments on Qualtrics, an online study platform, so I feel very comfortable helping students with this type of project. Studies on Qualtrics can take many different forms. For example, an experiment could explore how changing the way something is worded impacts participants' perception of it. Another experiment could try to motivate behavior change by exposing participants to an encouraging vs. control video. I also have experience using more complicated designs (specifically, 2x2 and 2x2 + 1) and incorporating Javascript with Qualtrics. Qualtrics is an extremely flexible tool, so students can use it creatively to tackle interesting questions.

User Interface (UI) Design Projects

During my undergraduate education, I took several courses in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The goal of HCI is to develop a User Interface (UI) that is intuitive and easy to use. To achieve this goal, developers must interview and get feedback from users of their technology. This is a collaborative and iterative process. An example of this type of project is designing a website. In HCI development, you listen to people actually using the website you designed and identify where they have issues. Next, you re-design the website and repeat the process again. This is only one type of HCI project -- there are many routes to explore!

Coding skills

Python, Javascript/HTML/CSS, React Native, R, Java

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