AmyHurst 8858 smallAmy Hurst is an Associate Professor of Human-Centered Computing (http://hcc.umbc.edu/) in the Information Systems department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She is a member of the Interactive Systems Research Center (http://isrc.umbc.edu/) and runs the Prototyping and Design Lab (http://pad.umbc.edu/).  Amy is an accessibility researcher who is interested in understanding the relationships between technology and empowerment. She is actively studying the DIY / Maker movement and the opportunities for digital fabrication in assistive technology, therapy, and special education.