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Hear from Dr. Erin Partridge, Experiential Researcher-in-Residence at Elder Care Alliance and Daniella DiPaola, former user experience researcher at Jibo, about the early discussions leading to a research study of social robots in assisted living. Attendees will be invited to engage in discussion and creative dialogue about the role of robots in human life.
Innovation Insights Researcher
Daniella DiPaola is a user experience researcher who is passionate about bringing innovative consumer products to market. After graduating with a degree in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University, she spent two years influencing and shaping the design of Jibo, the world's first in-home social robot. At Jibo, she studied human-robot interaction paradigms, long-term livability with robots in the home, and robots in the lives of both children and older adults. She currently designs and studies future concepts as an Innovation Insights Researcher at Bose Corporation. Her research interests include understanding the social and emotional implications of technology on human-to-human interactions using ethnographic and participatory design methods.
Elder Care Alliance
Dr. Partridge is an artist and board certified, registered art therapist. She graduated in the first cohort of the NDNU art therapy PhD program in 2016. Erin’s teaching and lecturing experience includes teaching at NDNU in the art therapy department, guest lectures in art and counseling programs, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, workshop facilitation at several national conferences, and interviews with media about art therapy. Her clinical experience includes work in community, pediatric, forensic, and geriatric settings and she is published in the areas of art therapy, elder care, and technology. She is currently working on responding to the findings of her research within the elder care context, and conducting continued research in this setting. Her research interests incorporate the lived experience and focus on participatory, ethnographic, and art-based approaches.
Elder Care Alliance
VP Business Development + Strategy
Since joining ECA in 2016, Rosemary Jordan has led the organization’s bricks-and-mortar growth strategy and has been a key participant in workforce and innovation strategies. Ms. Jordan’s focus is on expanding the reach of ECA’s unique and personalized services so that more Californians can experience what ECA communities have to offer. With more than 20 years of health care and consulting leadership experience, Rosemary is a seasoned leader bringing knowledge and creativity to help realize ECA’s strategic vision. Ms. Jordan is also incredibly passionate about creating a more just society and one that celebrates all voices and experiences. Ms. Jordan is a graduate of Vassar College, and received her master’s degrees in Public Health and Public Policy from the University of California - Berkeley.
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