Juan Pablo Hourcade

Headshot of Juan Pablo Hourcade
University of Iowa
Computer Science

Juan Pablo Hourcade is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and a member of the DeLTA Center. His main area of research is human-computer interaction, with a focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of technologies that support creativity, collaboration, and information access for a variety of users, including children and older adults. He is also on the editorial board of Interacting with Computers and Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction. He is editor of the Universal Interactions forum for Interactions magazine. He co-organized a workshop titled HCI for Peace: Preventing, De-escalating, and Recovering from Conflict at the CHI 2012 conference. He also co-organized a workshop titled Interactive Technologies for Children with Special Needs at the IDC 2012 conference.

Dr. Hourcade has released Open Autism Software, a website that provides access to free, open-source software designed to conduct activities to enhance the social skills of children with autism spectrum disorders. Read an article about this project at the Wall Street Journal.