Saba Kawas, Nicole S. Kuhn, Mina Tari, Alexis Hiniker, and Katie Davis, 2020.  Otter this World: Can a Mobile Application Promote Children’s Connectedness to Nature? Proceedings of the 19th ACM conference on interaction design and children, IDC 2020, London, UK. [Paper]

Saba Kawas, Jordan Sherry-Wagner, Nicole S. Kuhn, Sarah K. Chase, Brittany Bentley, Joshua J. Lawler, and Katie Davis, 2020.  NatureCollections: Can A Mobile Application Trigger Children’s Interest In Nature?*  In 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2020, Prague, Czech Republic. [Paper].   

  *Best paper award nomination 

Saba Kawas, Sarah K. Chase, Jason Yip, Joshua J. Lawler, Katie Davis. 2018.  Sparking Interest: A Design Framework for Mobile Technologies to Promote Children’s Interest in NatureInternational Journal of Child-Computer Interaction In Press. [Paper]

Workshop Papers

Saba Kawas, Sarah K. Chase, Katie Davis, and Joshua J. Lawler (2017).  Co-Engagement with the Natural World through an Interactive Mobile Application. Presented at Playing together Workshop at the 16th annual ACM conference on interaction design and children, IDC 2017, Stanford, CA. [Paper]


Saba Kawas, Josh Lawler and Katie Davis (2017, March). Nature Collections: Can a Mobile App Connect Kids with Nature?. Poster presented at The University of Washington Information School Research Fair 2017, Seattle, WA. [Poster]

Press Releases

iSchool Press Releases:

Outdoors app project earns UW Innovation Award [Link]

Can an app connect kids with nature? Researchers seek volunteers to find out [Link]

Nature App wins funding to explore commercial potential [Link]

Washington Trails Association Magazine November/ December 2018:

App Builds A Natural Connection [Link]