HCI International 2009

The 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction will be held 19-24 July 09, Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA. This conference is an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of HCI.

Laura Daley will present her paper “Asperger Syndrome and Mobile Phone Behaviour” on Thursday 23 July.

Abstract – This paper introduces the idea of using modern technology to work as an assistive tool for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and Higher-Functioning Autism (HFA) The study investigated the use of mobile phones by a neurotypical control group. Participants reported their pattern of phone use given specific social scenarios. Results showed that participants were more likely to use the text messaging facility on their phone to contact someone rather than call them. It also showed that their choice of communication mode did not differ given different social scenarios and neither did it when the information was given from the recipients’ perspective. Further investigation is described where this information will be compared to a group of AS individuals.

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