Cheryl Cohen

Online Community Director, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Interactive Autism Network

Cheryl is a healthcare communicator, content strategist, interaction designer, and information architect. She spent the last decade working with the autism community to understand their priorities and needs in order to provide them with latest information about autism research on the Interactive Autism Network popular website www.IANcommunity.org. Previously she was Director of Usability Engineering at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She holds an MS in Interaction Design and Information Architecture from University of Baltimore and has taught user-centered design.

My Sessions

Designing for teens and adults with autism: Busting myths and taking down barriers

Columbia 11 & 12

Much of the research in technology use and autism has focused on children and technology purported to enhance education, communication, and social skills; it has not focused on how people with autism use technology to meet their occupational, economic, healthcare, entertainment, and information needs, and whether there are barriers to that use. The presenter will […]

Science of Design: Psychology and Cognition in UX