Jared Duval
PhD Researcher, Designer, Therapy Games Creator
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Computational Media Department at University of California Santa Cruz studying under Sri Kurniawan in the ASSIST Lab and Katherine Isbister in the Social Emotional Technology Lab. I employ research through design to develop therapy games and playful applications to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. I am the founder of SpokeIt, a speech therapy game for children born with a cleft, Cirkus—a physical rehabilitation probe for children with Sensory-Based Motor Disorder, and the lead researcher on Spellcasters—a virtual reality game for stroke rehabilitation. I am interested in designing, developing, and researching applications that make novel use of everyday technology that integrates into existing healthcare contexts. My research interests include serious games for health, human-computer interaction, assistive technology, participatory methods, and user testing. 
Selected Publications
Jared Duval. 2020. Approaches for Creating Therapy Games. SIGACCESS Access. Comput., 126, Article 2 (March 2020), 1 pages. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3386280.3386282
Jared Duval, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Siying Chen, Melissa Chu, Divya Subramonian, Austin Wang, Geoffrey Xiang, Sri Kurniawan, and Katherine Isbister. 2021. Chasing Play on TikTok from Populations with Disabilities to Inspire Playful and Inclusive Technology Design. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 15 pages. Https://doi.org/10.1145/3411764.3445303 [acceptence rate 26%]
Jared Duval, Zachary Rubin, Elena Márquez Segura, Natalie Friedman, Milla Zlatanov, Louise Yang, and Sri Kurniawan. 2018. SpokeIt: building a mobile speech therapy experience. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ‘18). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 50, 1–12. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3229434.3229484