Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices

Creating new avenues for youth learning, communication, play, and self-expression.

Research Projects

Maryland Sports Data Analytics Camps for Youth
Principal Investigator(s): Tamara Clegg
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
Advancing knowledge of informal learning experiences that build adolescents' motivation for participation in STEM courses and careers, with a specific focus on introducing middle school African American and Latinx youth to the world of sports data analytics through events and summer camps.

Recent News

The Maryland State House in Annapolis

The Maryland State House in Annapolis

New Law Ensures Equivalent Access to Digital Tools for All of Maryland’s K-12 Students

Trace Center Director and iSchool professor Jonathan Lazar contributed to and testified in support of the bill to bring an accessibility requirem …
The HCIL logo, which is a white circle with black trim and the text HCIL written inside next to an illustrated drawing of a silhouetted side profile. The HCIL logo is next to the CHI logo that reads "CHI 2022" in front of a purple silhouette of the New Orleans skyline.

HCIL Faculty and Students to Participate in CHI 2022

23 members of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab will present their research at prestigious HCI conference.

PhD Alumni Spotlight: Empowering Kids and Adults to Design Better Together – Greg Walsh, ‘12

Alumni’s PhD experience inspired the launch of two research groups to develop new technology for youth and other in-need communities.