Stevie Carnell


UX Researcher | Educational technology, virtual reality, and conversational agents


Curriculum vitae


Computer Science


University of Central Florida



Stevie Carnell


UX Researcher | Educational technology, virtual reality, and conversational agents


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Stevie Carnell


UX Researcher | Educational technology, virtual reality, and conversational agents


Curriculum vitae


Computer Science


University of Central Florida




About


I'm a UX researcher currently working at the intersection of virtual reality and education. I have experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. In between running studies, I'm a Pandas data analytics enthusiast.

I also have a passion for language! I love inspiring others to write and have created writing groups within my research labs to spark this same passion with graduate students. Some highlights of my career have been my 3 first-author publications at the Intelligent Virtual Agents and Learning Analytics and Knowledge conferences. In my time away from work, I'm an active language learner and am currently studying French and Korean. Ask me about my language bucket list!

I received my PhD in Human-Centered Computing from the University of Florida in August 2020. I’m proud to be the first Native woman to receive her PhD from the UF CISE department.

🧐 Research Interests

  • virtual humans and conversational user interfaces
  • educational technology
  • communication skills training
  • language learning/acquisition

📰 News

⭐️ Apr 2022 Presented "Language and Identity in Conversational User Interfaces" at the UCF Be Better Ethics Club

⭐️ Apr 2022 Presented Talking Like Others: Identity and Language in Conversational User Interfaces at the CHI Ethics in CUIs Workshop

⭐️ Apr 2022 Joined the Spatial User Interaction Student Volunteer committee

⭐️ Apr 2022 Full version of my article Informing and Evaluating Educational Applications With the Kirkpatrick Model in Virtual Environments: Using a Virtual Human Scenario to Measure Communication Skills Behavior Change available on Frontiers website

⭐️ Mar 2022 Poster presented by Liangding Li on our project, "An Interactive System for Livestreaming Virtual Reality Field Trips," at the UCF Student Scholar Symposium

⭐️ Mar 2022 IEEE VR Diversity programs (and the conference in general!) went well!

⭐️ Jan 2022 Full version of my article Evaluating Virtual Patient Interaction Fidelity With Advanced Communication Skills Learners available on Frontiers website