Project PHoENIX (Participatory, Human-centered, Equitable, Neurodiverse, and Inclusive XR) foregrounds the voices of the autistic community in advanced technology research and development efforts, with a focus on a critically under-researched group of individuals with ASD—those who are transitioning from secondary education into adult life—in a specific context—support programs for adults with ASD.
What is Project PHoENIX all about?
Early-stage Research and Development
Project PHoENIX is in early-stage development, but we have made substantial progress towards our goals, which are to: (1) iteratively co-design and co-develop an XR environment that is sensitive to autistic stakeholder needs and preferences and (2) develop novel methods and processes for engaging in co-design and collaborative research with stakeholders within a multi-user, online XR environment.
Research presentation at the Applications of Virtual Reality for Autism conference .
Research presentation at the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) Conference.