Human Computer Relationships @Work (HCR @Work) establishes strong connections across communities to advance the future of inclusive technologies. Central to this effort are learning and networking opportunities for graduate students, postdocs, and early career research professionals interested in careers in inclusive technologies.

Facilitation & Funding

This project is led by Emily Moore and Jutta Treviranus, and the community is co-facilitated by Dor Abrahamson and Jenna Gorlewicz. Funding for this project has been provided by the National Science Foundation under OISE #1927469.


(listed alphabetically by research group)



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Jenna Gorlewicz

Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering, Director of the CHROME Lab, Saint Louis University
Dr. Jenna L. Gorlewicz received her B.S. in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2008, before pursuing her PhD in mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University, where she worked in the Medical and Electromechanical Design (MED) Laboratory. At Vanderbilt, she was a National Science Foundation Fellow and a Vanderbilt Educational Research fellow. Dr. Gorlewicz is currently a faculty member in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Saint...

Embodied Design Research Laboratory

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Dor Abrahamson

Professor of Learning Sciences, Director of the Embodied Design Research Laboratory, University of California Berkeley

Inclusive Design Research Centre

PhET Interactive Simulations

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Brett Fiedler

Inclusive Technology Specialist, PhET
Brett received his Ph.D in Physical Chemistry from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2017. Projects
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Emily Moore

Director of Research and Accessibility, PhET
Dr. Moore conducts research on simulation design, and student use and learning with simulations in middle school and undergraduate settings. She also investigates teacher facilitation strategies for use during inquiry-based learning with simulations. Dr. Moore designs and advises research, data collection, and analysis across various instructional contexts that utilize simulations. She has extensive experience in simulation design and pedagogical use of simulations, developed through observation and analysis of hundreds of...
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Taliesin Smith

Inclusive Design Research Specialist
Taliesin designs inclusive features and conducts research on how to make PhET simulations more inclusive to more leaners and learner contexts. She received a Master of Design in Inclusive Design from OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, in 2016. She has a background in lingusitcs and accessible web design, and for her master's research she invesitgated how to create an interactive described experience that was capable of engaging blind learners exploring the...