Karyn Moffatt

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Inclusive Social Computing

Karyn Moffatt
Contact Information
Email address: 
karyn.moffatt [at] mcgill.ca
Curriculum vitae: 
  • PhD (Computer Science), University of British Columbia
  • MSc (Computer Science), University of British Columbia
  • BASc (Computer Engineering), University of British Columbia
  • GLIS 626
  • GLIS 627
  • GLIS 691
Professional activities: 
Research areas: 
Accessibility of computer systems
Computer-mediated communication within families & across generations
Human-computer interaction
Interactive technologies for older users & individuals with disabilities
Current research: 

AGE-WELL NCE Inc., Core Research Program: Inclusive Interactive Apps to Reduce Older Adults’ Social Isolation and Digital Marginalization. (Co-Investigator)

2018–2023 NSERC Discovery Grants: Interactive Social Technologies for Diverse Experiences of Later Life. (Principle Investigator)
Selected publications: 

Fontana de Vargas, M. and Moffatt, K. (2021). Automated generation of storytelling vocabulary from photographs for use in AAC. Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, 11 pages.

Dai, J. and Moffatt, K. (2021). Surfacing the voices of people with dementia: Strategies for effective inclusion of proxy stakeholders in qualitative research. Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI ’21, Article 374, 13 pages. doi: 10.1145/3411764.3445756.

Pang, C., Wang, Z. C., McGrenere, J., Leung, R., Dai, J., and Moffatt, K. (2021). Technology adoption and learning preferences for older adults: Evolving perceptions, ongoing challenges, and emerging design opportunities. Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI ’21, Article 490, 13 pages. doi: 10.1145/3411764.3445702.

Cormier, M., Cohen, R., Moffatt, K., and Chan, A. (2020). Improving viewing of webpages for users with assistive needs: Insights into offline testing. Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, WI-IAT’20.

Dai, J. and Moffatt, K. (2020). Making space for social sharing: Insights from a community-based social group for people with dementia. Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI ’20, 1–13. doi: 10.1145/3313831.3376133

Sultana, A. and Moffatt, K. (2019). Effects of aging on small target selection with touch input. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 12(1):Article 3, 35 pages. doi: 10.1145/3300178

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