I also taught preschool.
I've dedicated my PhD to building tools for early childhood development.
I'm the founder and director of MindScribe, and we make interactive robotic objects to help young children tell reflective stories about their creative play.
I'm a former foster kid and I'm autistic—I'd love to collaborate with you on how creativity might support resilience to trauma.
2018: OpenIDEO Early Childhood Innovation Prize
2018: BizWest 'Innovation Quotient'
IQ Award in Education
2018: Catalyze Venture Accelerator,
Demo Day Cohort
2018: ACM Human Robot Interaction Conference, 2nd Prize Student Design Competition
2017: GlueCon & CapitalOne DevExchange,
2nd Prize Alexa Skills Hackathon
2015: Chancellor's Fellowship
2018: MindScribe: Toward Intelligently Augmented Interactions in Highly Variable Early Childhood Environments. ACM IUI Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces.
2018: MindScribe: Reflective Inquiry through Scaffolded Storytelling for Low-Income and Multilingual Early Childhood Communities. ACM HRI Conference on Human Robot Interaction.
Layne pitching MindScribe at Catalyze CU Demo Day in 2018. Photo by Justin Joseph.