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Vivian Motti

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Get to Know Me

Something that excited me in my field...
Solving problems

My work impacts society...
by helping with inclusion.

I first discovered my passion for this work...
reading Don Norman's book entitled, The Design of Everyday Things.

I find the most joy in my work when...
my students strive.

Current University
George Mason University

Research Area
Human computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, wearable health, and usable privacy

Research Summary
Motti is the principal investigator for a NIDILRR-funded project on assistive smartwatches for young adults in inclusive postsecondary education. Her research has been funded by NSF, TeachAccess, CCI, 4-VA, URSP.

Background
Vivian Genaro Motti is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology at George Mason University where she leads the Human-Centric Design Lab (HCD Lab).

Before joining GMU, Motti was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Human Centered Computing division in the School of Computing — Clemson University. During her postdoc, she contributed to the NSF-funded Amulet project, investigating human factors, usability and privacy of wearable devices for healthcare.

Alma Mater
Motti received her Ph.D. from Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), a B.Sc. and an M.S. from the University of São Paulo, and a B.S. in biomedical informatics from the University of São Paulo.