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Simon Hooper

My research

hooper_sml.jpgI am interested in how educational software design can support teaching and learning. My recent projects focus on designing and developing electronic assessment systems. For the past six years I have been developing Internet-based software to support assessment for undergraduate students learning American Sign Language (i.e. ASL) and progress monitoring tools to support literacy development in K-12 schools.

I am very interested in the emerging field of Interaction Design (IxD) and how IxD changes the design process. I am also interested in how technology can help in the aggregation and display of data and how Data Based Decision Making tools can support teachers, students and parents. Closely related to this is the field of Information Visualization-- I'm fascinated in how new forms of data representations can influence and support perception and decision making.



My teaching

I teach the Design Studio: Course website