Our Projects

The TAGteam consists of talented individuals with backgrounds in computer science, engineering, human-computer interaction, human factors, graphic and interface design, psychology and sociology.

Collaborative Memory Aids

In our earliest work we developed electronic memory aids that could be used to support memory, much as crutches can be prostheses for broken legs or sprained ankles. Recently, in recognition of the fact that individuals with cognitive impairments such as amnesia rely significantly upon the support of family, friends, and caregivers, we have explored the concept of memory aids as collaboration technology. Our goals have been more dependable performance, less frustration, and reduced family stress associated with appointments and errands.


Collaborating to Remember

Title: Collaborating to Remember: A Distributed Cognition Account of Families Coping with Memory Impairments
Authors: Wu, M., Birnholtz, J., Baecker, R.M., Richards, B., and Massimi, M.
Date: 2008
Event: ACM SIGCHI 2008, 825-834

Participatory Design of an Orientation Aid for Amnesics

Title: Participatory Design of an Orientation Aid for Amnesics
Authors: Wu, M., Baecker, R.M., and Richards, B.
Date: 2005
Event: ACM SIGCHI 2005, April 2-7, 2005, Portland, OR. (Best Paper Nomination)

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Participatory Design with Individuals Who Have Amnesia

Title: Participatory Design with Individuals Who Have Amnesia
Authors: Wu, M., Richards, B., and Baecker, R.M.
Date: 2004
Event: PDC 2004, 2014-223

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The Team

Other Projects

PhotoFlow: A Mobile Digital Tabletop Picture-Mediated Sharing of Older Adults’ Family Memories


CrossRoads: Fostering Culture Exchange between Grandparents and Grandchildren in Immigrant Families


Designing Acceptable Virtual Doctors