Dr. Arriaga is a developmental psychologist in the School of Interactive Computing. Her emphasis is on using psychological theories and methods to address fundamental topics of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Social Computing. Her current research interest is in the area of chronic care management. Recently she has addressed some of the following research questions: How can mobile technology improve asthma management in children? Can crowd sourcing aid individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their caregivers? What properties of lab-based technologies allow them to be scaled and deployed to broaden their impact? She has also tested the hypothesis that technological systems designed with principles of behavior change can be effective across different clinical populations (e.g., both asthma and diabetes).
Dr. Arriaga received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University. She has been a research faculty in the School of Interactive Computing since 2007. She advises undergraduate and graduate students and teaches courses related to HCI at the College of Computing. She also teaches the User Experience Design MOOC for the Georgia Tech-Coursera partnership.