Date: Tuesday, May 31
Time: 9:35 – 10:10 a.m.
Location: Mitchell Hall Theater

In this session, Amy Hurst will discuss her research working with educators, therapists, and end-users to understand the opportunities to integrate Doing it Yourself (DIY) and Maker Culture into their daily practice. She will present common obstacles that she and her students have identified through working closely with these populations who are learning this technology. She will draw from these experiences to provide concrete recommendations for those interested in incorporating Making and 3D printing into their work.


Amy Hurst

Amy Hurst    
Assistant Professor, Human-Centered Computing, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Amy Hurst is an Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Computing in the Information Systems department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She is a member of the Interactive Systems Research Center and runs the Prototyping and Design Lab. She received her BS in Computer Science at Georgia Tech, and her MS and PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon. Her research interests are centered aroundempowerment, and most of her projects explore engaging people with disabilities in the DIY / Maker movement and building software that automatically adapts to user needs. Find out more at

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