Christina Harrington is a designer and qualitative researcher and currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the School of Design in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul. Her research focuses on addressing health-related challenges experienced by marginalized populations through design. In particular, she is interested in leveraging co-creation and community-based participatory research methods to understand the needs and experiences that can inform inclusive interactive health technologies for low-income and minority older adults. Christina is the director of the Equity and Health Innovations Design Research Lab at DePaul which is housed in CDM and serves as an innovation studio where students work alongside community residents to envision solutions to health challenges.
Dr. Harrington received her Ph.D. in Industrial Design with a focus on accessible interaction design from Georgia Tech in the fall of 2017. She earned a Master’s in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. You can see more about her work and research interests at www.christinaharrington.me .
Design, Human Computer Interaction
Specific Research Area
Inclusive design, human-centered design, community-based participatory research, health information technology, participatory design, design for aging