Alejandro Rangel, Master student
e: arangel.glz[at]gmail[dot]mx
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Research interests: Ubicomp, HCI, Urban informatics

Recent publications

  • Boyd, L. E., Rangel, A., Tomimbang, H., Conejo-Toledo, A., Patel, K., Tentori, M. and Hayes, G. R.. 2016. SayWAT: Augmenting Face-to-Face Conversations for Adults with Autism. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4872-4883.

  • Escobedo, L., Nguyen, D., Boyd, L., Hirano, S., Rangel, A., García, D., Tentori, M., Hayes, G. R. (2012) MOSOCO: A Mobile Assistive Tool to Support Children with Autism Practicing Social Skills in Real-Life Situations, CHI’12, Austin, Texas, May 5-10, 2012

  • Rangel, C. and Tentori, M., (2011) “Self-configurable Activities in Activity-Aware Computing: The Case of Autism”, UCAMI, Riviera, Maya, Mexico, Diciembre 5-9, 2011 (Note)

Recent projects

Google glasses to support social interactions in autism
glassDuring face-to-face conversations, adults with autism frequently use atypical rhythms and sounds in their speech (prosody), which can result in misunderstandings and miscommunication. Atypical prosody is one of the most noticeable characteristics of autism —making speakers inadvertently sound angry, bored, or tired. It is also one of the most difficult social skills to change over a lifetime, of …
MOSOCO
MOSOCO2
Autism is characterized by social skills impairments. Children with autism exhibit problems when initiating and terminating interactions, learning the interests of others, and joining social groups. Direct instructions for skill acquisition are an effective way to teach them social skills, helping to cope with these social challenges.
 
CleanBook
cleanbook
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Interventions to support individuals with autism to provide step-by-step guidance often involve the use visual supports (i.e., those things we see that enhance the communication process) that sometimes use words, images, or tangible objects to represent activities that will …

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Google glasses to support social interactions in autism
glassDuring face-to-face conversations, adults with autism frequently use atypical rhythms and sounds in their speech (prosody), which can result in misunderstandings and miscommunication. Atypical prosody is one of the most noticeable characteristics of autism —making speakers inadvertently sound angry, bored, or tired. It is also one of the most difficult social skills to change over a lifetime, of …
Autism Technology Showcase
attendeesLast weekend (December 8, 2012) we were invited to participate in the first Autism Technology Showcase hosted by the UC Irvine Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, and For OC Kids Neurodevelopmental Center.

This Showcase aim to bring together researchers, practitioners, students, teache …

Our paper on the deployment study of MOSOCO was accepted to CHI 2012!
Escobedo, L., Nguyen, D., Boyd, L., Hirano, S., Rangel, A., García, D., Tentori, M., Hayes, G. R. (2012) MOSOCO: A Mobile Assistive Tool to Support Children with Autism Practicing Social Skills in Real-Life Situations, CHI’12, Austin, Texas, May 5-10, 2012 …