Aqueasha Martin Hammond

Aqueasha Martin Hammond
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis | IUPUI · Department of Human-Centered Computing

Ph.D. Computer Science

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Additional affiliations
August 2016 - September 2016
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2009 - August 2014
Clemson University
Position
  • PhD Student
August 2005 - present
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Position
  • PhD Student

Publications

Publications (38)
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The increased prevalence of voice search presents opportunities to address consumer challenges accessing online health information. However, it is essential to understand how users' perceptions of voice affect their search processes for health information, concerns, and different scenarios for using voice for health information tasks. We conducted...
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A healthy diet and increased physical activity are essential for reducing the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and related deaths, a worldwide public health concern that disproportionately affects Black American communities. Still, Black Americans can face unique challenges meeting dietary and physical activity requirements due to inequities in...
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Technology has the opportunity to assist older adults as they age in place, coordinate caregiving resources, and meet unmet needs through access to resources. Currently, older adults use consumer technologies to support everyday life, however these technologies are not always accessible or as useful as they can be. Indeed, industry has attempted to...
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Intelligent voice assistants (IVAs) such as Amazon Echo and Google Home present a promising opportunity to improve access to consumer health information and resources for older adults. However, researchers know little about older adults’ opinions of using IVAs for these potentially critical tasks, particularly those with already limited access. In...
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Recalling medical instructions provided during a doctor's visit can be difficult due to access barriers, primarily for older adults who visit doctors multiple times per year and rely on their memory to act on doctor's recommendations. There are several interventions that aid patients in recalling information after doctors' visits; however, some hav...
Conference Paper
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading causes of death in the United States and worldwide. While CVD risk factors are well-known and many can be changed with diet and exercise, more research is needed to understand how to design effective interventions that help patients reduce CVD risk. In this paper, we present the results of a content analy...
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Background: Intelligent assistants (IAs), also known as intelligent agents, use artificial intelligence to help users achieve a goal or complete a task. IAs represent a potential solution for providing older adults with individualized assistance at home, for example, to reduce social isolation, serve as memory aids, or help with disease management...
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In the last few years, interest in intelligent voice assistants (IVAs) to aid older adults in living healthier and longer at home has seen a drastic increase. As these devices become more integrated into the lives of older adults to assist with health and wellness tasks, it is rapidly becoming important to understand how to design systems that also...
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Engaging older adults (adults 65+) in technology design can be challenging. At the same time, it is becoming ever more important to ensure inclusion of diverse perspectives in design research. Several strategies currently exist for successfully recruiting and engaging older adults in design. However, there is still much to learn about how to effect...
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Many online services and products require users to point and interact with user interface elements. For individuals who experience variable pointing ability due to physical impairments, environmental issues or age, using an input device (e.g., a computer mouse) to select elements on a website can be difficult. Adaptive user interfaces dynamically c...
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Individuals who experience temporary, intermittent, or gradual changes in pointing ability may encounter frustrating experiences when using computer input devices. Personalized pointing systems that automatically assess changes in performance and provide individualized information and assistance may benefit these users. However, there has been litt...
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International medical graduates (IMGs) are medical professionals who have immigrated to the United States (US) or Canada (Ca) in hopes of integrating into the labor market. IMGs can be a very helpful resource supplying a diverse background and expertise to the medical system in the host country [Chen et al., 2010]. However, immigration and integrat...
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We examine the competencies required of information users navigating new and different information landscapes. Building on a case study of International Medical Graduates who have immigrated to North America, we develop a nuanced definition of information literacy and specifically examine the impact of trans-national information practices on the ex...
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In a non-clinical setting, understanding health information can be a challenge for consumers, but for some, such as older adults, a more complex health history can make this task more difficult. For some tasks such as deciding on appropriate medications, misjudgments about information can place consumers at risk. Research suggests that using techno...
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International medical graduates (IMGs) are medical professionals who have immigrated to the United States (US) or Canada (Ca) in hopes of integrating into the labor market. IMGs can be a very helpful resource supplying a diverse background and expertise to the medical system in the host country [Chen et al., 2010]. However, immigration and integrat...
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Purpose: Older adults are at increased risk of adverse drug events due to medication. Older adults tend to take more medication and are at higher risk of chronic illness. Over-the-counter (OTC) medication does not require healthcare provider oversight and understanding OTC information is heavily dependent on a consumer's ability to understand and...
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The Internet has become an important tool for many aspects of modern life. However, some individuals may experience challenges accessing the Internet if they have difficulty accurately controlling a pointing device. These pointing problems can vary in severity and frequency and may be caused by a motor impairment, limited hand dexterity, or fatigue...
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Background. Foreign-trained health professionals arrive in the United States and Canada to find a professional environment that is often unwelcoming and complex. Objectives. We examine the nature of information in foreign-trained health professionals’ lives as they attempt to integrate into the North American labor market. We focus on the role that...
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This article examines literacy coaches’ (n=7) digital note-taking practices using mobile technology and their influence on reflective practice. The study, which employed a design-based approach, investigated the coaches’ transition from note-taking by paper and pencil to the note-taking application Evernote. Data included interviews with the coache...
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Background. Foreign-trained health professionals arrive in the United States and Canada to find a professional environment that is often unwelcoming and complex. Objectives. We examine the nature of information in foreign-trained health professionals' lives as they attempt to integrate into the North American labor market. We focus on the role that...
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A study was conducted to better appreciate how the positioning and layout of controls and related text and objects influence where voters touch the electronic ballot. The study was conducted in two rounds and included a total of 55 participants, 34 participants in the first round and 21 participants in the second round. The design and layout of the...
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Service delivery organizations oftentimes overlook opportunities to cultivate client relationships due to a lack of awareness of the totality of touchpoints, or interactions, that occur between service delivery personnel and client personnel over time. To enable service delivery organizations to strategically manage their client relationships, we i...
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Front stage interactions, or touch points, take place between service providers and clients and play an important role in shaping the clients' overall service experience. Service delivery teams engage client personnel in a variety of touchpoints for the purposes of delivering services, resolving problems, managing customer relationships, and develo...
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The video for Accessible Voting shows a novel technology that allows private and secure voting to people with disabilities who have previously not had the same access to voting equipment as the common voter. Since the inception of elections and election technologies, all segments of the voting population have never been granted equal access, privac...
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Tragic accidents attributed to texting while driving has flooded the media, leaving in their wake families and friends devastated by the consequences. Fines are the major penalty for most of these countries, but in some countries, such as Britain, texting while driving is also punishable by a jail sentence. Newer generations of phones have adopted...
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The need for delivering quick and accurate information to first responders, such as law enforcement officers, is important for providing them with the resources needed to do their jobs safely and effectively. The common method of information exchange from officers to emergency dispatchers is problematic in that response time and communicative consi...
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Spoken dialog systems, including interactive assistants, have emerged as a viable option for presenting technical communication. Thus has contributed to interests in improving the effectiveness and design of such systems through natural language. Traditional methods of natural language processing include parts-of-speech tagging, syntactic parsing,...
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Manuals were designed to provide support and information about the usage and maintenance of the vehicle. In many cases user's manuals are the driver's only guidance. However, lack of clarity and efficiency of manuals lead to user dissatisfaction. In vehicles this problem is even more crucial given that driving a motor vehicle is, for many people, t...
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Senior citizens represented the fastest growing demographic worldwide. As indicated in the Year 2000 US Census, there were 35 million people 65 or older in the US and by 2030, it was estimated that there were about 70 million older adults in the US alone. With the older population growing rapidly and being increasingly exposed to computers and tech...

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