I am a 1st-year Ph.D. student at Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine.
I am advised by Dr. Anne Marie Piper as a member of Accessibility Research Collective. I am also closely working with Dr. Yixin Zou in her Human-Centered Security and Privacy group at Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP).
My research aims to create more inclusive and supportive digital experience, with a particular focus on aging and disability. I am now mainly considering:
(1) how to better serve "user diversity" in research and technology design, as well as policymaking,
(2) how to design more responsible assistive technologies.
Towards Equitable Online Participation: A Case of Older Adult Content Creators' Role Transition on Short-form Video Sharing Platforms
Xinru Tang, Xianghua (Sharon) Ding and Zhixuan ZhouCSCW2023
*Recognition for Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion*
Community-Driven Information Accessibility: Online Sign Language Content Creation within d/Deaf Communities Xinru Tang, Xiang Chang, Nuoran Chen, Yingjie (MaoMao) Ni, RAY LC and Xin TongCHI2023 [PDF] [ACM] [slides] [blog]
"I Never Imagined Grandma Could Do So Well with Technology": Evolving Roles of Younger Family Members in Older Adults' Technology Learning and Use
Xinru Tang, Yuling Sun, Bowen Zhang, Zimi Liu, RAY LC, Zhicong Lu and Xin Tong
CSCW2022 [PDF] [ACM] [slides] [blog]