eDAPT is a research group led by Dr. Joanna McGrenere in the Department of Computer Science at The University of British Columbia. We focus on designing interactive technologies that can be personalized to the needs of individual users. We design for a range of individual differences, for example, younger to older users; those experiencing situational impairments to more permanent impairments; novice software learners to experts. Our projects often center on technologies that support groups of individuals in Computer Supported Cooperative Work.
We take a human-centered approach, working closely with our end-users to understand their needs, ideate on design solutions, then prototype and evaluate our designs. We employ a range of methodologies from rich qualitative fieldwork to tightly controlled quantitative experiments.