Jared Duval
PhD Researcher, Designer, Therapy Games Creator
I am a PhD 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 SET Lab. My research is centered around using games and play to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. I am the creator of SpokeIt, a speech therapy game for children born with orofacial cleft. I am interested in creating serious games for health that make novel use of everyday low-cost technology that integrate 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
Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Elena Márquez Segura, Jared Duval, and Katherine Isbister. 2019. Chasing Play Potentials: Towards an Increasingly Situated and Emergent Approach to Everyday Play Design. In Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ‘19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1265–1277. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3322276.3322325 
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