Department/SpecializationComputer ScienceLearning Sciences
Leilah Lyons is an assistant professor of learning sciences and computer science. Her primary areas of interest are computer-based museum exhibit design, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, complex systems simulations in education, participatory simulations, mobile technology, learning in informal environments, and computer support of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics learning goals. Lyons also serves as the director of Digital Learning at the New York Hall of Science, a hands-on science museum in Queens, NY. She has been published in Museums & Social Issues and other journals.
Cafaro, F., Panella, A., Lyons, L., Roberts, J., & Radinsky, J. (2013). I see you there!: developing identity-preserving embodied interaction for museum exhibits. In Proceedings of the 2013 ACM annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2013), (pp. 1911-1920). New York, NY: ACM Press
Lyons, L., Slattery, B., Jimenez Pazmino, P., Lopez Silva, B., & Moher, T. (2012). Don't Forget about the Sweat: Effortful Embodied Interaction in Support of Learning. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction(TEI 2012), (pp. 77-84). New York, NY: ACM Press.
Jimenez Pazmino, P., & Lyons, L. (2011). An Exploratory Study of Input Modalities for Mobile Devices Used with Museum Exhibits. In Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), (pp. 895-904). New York, NY: ACM Press.
Lyons, L. (2009). Designing Opportunistic User Interfaces to Support a Collaborative Museum Exhibit. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2009), (pp. 375-384). Rhodes, Greece: ISLS.
Member ISLS, AERA, ACM
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