Annie Luc

Mentor: Dr. Lisa Anthony
College of Engineering
 
"Research has allowed me to explore different areas of interest in Computer Science hands-on, and has also given me the chance to make an impact in advancing technology."

Major

Computer Science

Minor

Business Administration

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Robotics
  • Computer Security

Academic Awards

  • GTE Financial Scholarship 2014
  • Bright Futures Scholarship 2014
  • College of Engineering Scholarship 2015
  • University Scholars Program 2016

Organizations

  • Association for Computing Machinery

Volunteer

  • United Way ReadingPals
  • UF Girls Who Code

Hobbies and Interests

  • Reading
  • Singing
  • Travel

Research Description

Interface Design for Promoting Informal Museum Learning
With the recent advances in touchscreen technology, there is a rising trend for public science museums to present exhibits on interactive touchscreen platforms that support collaborative interaction and engagement. However, there are still open research questions about designing effective interactive exhibits that can lead to deeper learning. The purpose of the Museum Learning project is to better understand how users interact with large-scale interactive displays in science museum settings. We hope to use our research findings to develop prototypes of effective touchscreen interfaces that will allow for improved learning experiences.