About Us

Our Project

To help the Michigan Institute of Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) improve recruitment for clinical trials we plan to design a mobile application that will make it easy for students and other members of the UM community to access information about trials. The mobile application would be used to communicate information to potential participants, provide a map of clinical trials, send alerts about new trials, and connect participants with researchers.



Team Members

We are all students taking the course SI682: Interface and Interaction Design at the University of Michigan School of Information-- but here is a little more information about each of us, with our email addresses. If you would like to contact the group, please write us at team682@umich.edu. We have also written a team Covenant and Code of Conduct.


Aravindh Baskaran | aravindh@umich.edu


Aravindh has object oriented programming experience. He is doing a lil' of this and a lil' of that since he joined SI. He'd like to see himself as a user experience designer of a decent sized technology company.


Jen Brown |


Jen graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 with a BA in Political Science. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Human-Computer Interaction at SI. In her limited spare time, Jen can be found playing her piccolo in various bands, including the Michigan Marching Band.


Maureen Kerwin | mkker@umich.edu


Maureen attended the University of Michigan for her Bachelor's, concentrating in History and Creative Writing & Literature. She began the SI studying Archives & Records Management but found that she was most interested in the technical courses she took and decided to pursue Human-Computer Interaction. In her free time Maureen plays guitar in a band and watches The Rockford Files.


Travis LaFleur | tlafleur@umich.edu


Travis graduated from Aquinas College in 2006 with a degree in business and design. He has experience with web and graphic design as well as educational technologies.  At SI, Travis is specializing in Human-Computer Interaction with a career interest in user experience design.


Yuliang Ma | yuliang@umich.edu


Yuliang is a second year HCI student. His current interest is in mobile programming. He spent his summer on building an iPhone application for the University Health Library. When he’s not working, he likes to play the piano. He played a LOT of Bach over the summer.