Irene Ye Yuan

Assistant Professor
Computing & Software
McMaster University

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Hi, I am Irene!

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University. My research is in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, with a focus in Social and Collaborative Computing. I work on designing and building computing systems that enable multimodal and embodied interactions for engaging and meaningful experience (often in a social context such as intergenerational communication and connection). I combine ethnographic, design, and mixed methods approaches to understand technology design space and to develop technology design frameworks.

I am currently looking for students interested in qualitative and design methods, empowering older adults and children, and system building. If you are interested, please refer to [work with me] for more information.

Selected Publications

Field Trial of a Tablet-based AR System for Intergenerational Connections through Remote Reading

Irene Ye Yuan, Peter Genatempo, Georgie Qiao Jin, Lana Yarosh
CSCW 2024
to appear in ACM DL

Virtual Reality, Real Pedagogy: A Contextual Inquiry of Instructor Practices with VR Video

Goergie Qiao Jin, Yu Liu, Irene Ye Yuan, Bo Han, Feng Qian, Lana Yarosh
CHI 2024
to appear in ACM DL

Socio-technical Opportunities in Long-Distance Communication Between Siblings with a Large Age Difference

Georgie Qiao Jin, Irene Ye Yuan, Lana Yarosh
CHI 2023

Tabletop Games in the Age of Remote Collaboration: Design Opportunities for a Socially Connected Game Experience

Irene Ye Yuan, Jan Cao, Ruotong Wang, Lana Yarosh
CHI 2021

Beyond Tutoring: Opportunities for Intergenerational Mentorship at a Community Level

Irene Ye Yuan Lana Yarosh
CHI 2019