Debra Satterfield

Deborah Satterfield
Orange County, California

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Debra Satterfield, Professor of Design, California State University Long Beach, has extensive research and publication in design for social inclusion, design for behavioral change and the design of educational learning experiences for children with cognitive and physical disabilities, and user participatory design for and with children with autism spectrum disorders. She has published work through the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), the Design Research Society (DRS), the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), and Interaction Design and Children (IDC). She is a co-chair of the Human Side of Service Engineering (HSSE) organization. Her current work is on a grant-funded study examining the non-cognitive factors that influence time to graduation for university students. This work is conducted as part of a California initiative to improve 4-year graduation rates for students at state universities. Debra teaches in the BA in Design program at CSULB and offers courses in experiential design, introduction to user experience design, and “Research Methods for Inclusive UX Design.”


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