Julia Woodward, BS in Digital Arts and Sciences, 2017

Julia Woodward is the Lab Manager and an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the INIT Lab. She is responsible for creating and maintaining the INIT Lab website, and is also working on the MTAGIC Project user studies. Julia also created the lab logos and is mainly interested in Human-Computer interaction and UX research.

Contact Information

Email = woodward@cise.ufl.edu
Position at INIT Lab = Undergraduate Research Assistant / Lab Manager
Personal Webpage = http://juliawoodward.wordpress.com/
Projects = MTAGIC


Woodward, J., Shaw, A., Luc, A., Craig, B., Das, J., Hall Jr, P., Holla, A., Irwin, G., Sikich, D., Brown, Q., Anthony, L. 2016. Characterizing How Interface Complexity Affects Children’s Touchscreen Interactions. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI’2016), San Jose, CA, 7 May 2016, p.1921-1933. [Pdf]

Jain, E., Anthony, L., Aloba, A., Castonguay, A., Cuba, I., Shaw, A., and Woodward, J. 2016. Is the motion of a child perceivably different from the motion of an adult? ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, Volume 13, Issue 4, Article 22, July 2016. [Pdf]


MTAGIC Project: Co-Designing intelligent interfaces

In our previous post on this project, we discussed getting design input from children for designing intelligent interfaces such as speech, gesture, and touch. We are collaborating with Jason Yip from University of Washington on this project. Jason is the director of KidsTeam UW, where he is co-designing new technologies […]


MTAGIC Project: Tabletop collaboration

We are currently extending our previous research [1,2,3] on children’s touch and gesture interaction patterns to interactive tabletop computers as well as looking at the collaboration between children on the multi-touch tabletop. We are looking at how to scaffold positive collaboration on the tabletop with children ages 5 to 10. […]


MTAGIC Project: Co-Designing intelligent interfaces with children

As seen in our previous research [1, 2, 3], recognition of children’s gesture input is not as accurate as it is for adults, and children have more difficulty with touch interactions. These findings show that intelligent user interfaces such as touch, gesture, and speech can pose challenges for children because […]

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MTAGIC Project: CHI Presentation

In the last post, we mentioned that our paper on the MTAGIC study – “Characterizing How Interface Complexity Affects Children’s Touchscreen Interactions” – was accepted to CHI 2016, a top conference for Human Computer Interaction! The paper focused on whether interface complexity had an effect on touch and gesture interactions […]

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MTAGIC Project: CHI 2016 paper accepted!

In the last post, we had submitted our paper on the MTAGIC study findings and were waiting to find out if it was accepted. Our paper, “Characterizing How Interface Complexity Affects Children’s Touchscreen Interactions”, was accepted to CHI 2016, a top conference for Human Computer Interaction! The paper focused on […]

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MTAGIC Project: Target analysis

In our last update about MTAGIC we were validating the data and starting to do analysis and looking for patterns. Since then we have finished our analysis and have submitted a paper to a conference on human computer interaction. Some aspects that we looked at during our target analysis was […]


MTAGIC Project: Searching for patterns

In our last update we had just finished running the study and we were just about to start analyzing the data. Since then we have been focusing on validating all of the data and working on the analysis. We have been looking at all of the touch data and made […]


MTAGIC Project: Effect of context

On the MTAGIC project we have been working on developing better touchscreen interfaces for children, starting with understanding how kids actually use touchscreens and whether this differs from how adults do. We’ve seen evidence in our earlier studies that kids’ touch input and gesture input patterns do differ from adults’ […]


Welcome to the INIT Website!

Introducing the INIT Lab Website! Check out the About page for information about the INIT Lab and the Research Page to see our projects and what we are researching! Curious about who is involved with the INIT Lab? Check out the People page! If you have any questions please go […]