Julia Woodward, Ph.D.

Alumni Ph.D. Student

I am a Graduate Research Assistant and Ph.D. student in Human Centered Computing at the University of Florida under Dr. Jaime Ruiz. I also earned a B.S. in Digital Arts and Science in the Engineering College from the University of Florida. My current research area focuses on examining how children interact with natural user interfaces (interfaces that use touch, speech, and gesture).

Julia defended her thesis and graduated with her PhD in Summer 2022.

Examining voice assistants in the context of children’s speech

Min Kyong Kim, Stefania Druga, Shaghayegh Esmaeili, Julia Woodward, Alex Shaw, Ayushi Jain, Jaida Langham, Kristy Hollingshead, Silvia B Lovato, Erin Beneteau, Jaime Ruiz, Lisa Anthony, Alexis Hiniker. 2022. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volume 34, 2022.

A Survey of Notification Designs in Commercial mHealth Apps

Julia Woodward, Yu-Peng Chen, Katarina Jurczyk, Kathryn M. Ross, Lisa Anthony, and Jaime Ruiz. 2021. In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 232, 1–7. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3411763.3451639