The ADHD and Autism research community is centered around researching aspects of neurodivergence including (but by no means limited to) the relationships between ADHD and Autism with things such as OCD, schizoid disorders, physical disabilities, different types of therapy, depression, anxiety, and gender identity. Interns are encouraged to personalize their research to suit their interests surrounding neurodivergence and will have the opportunity to present their findings at our weekly meetings as well as collaborate with other interns. We will also have opportunities to work with other communities such as the Clinical Psychology community and Disabilities Studies community. Working with 1Cademy allows interns to gain valuable research experience, explore various research topics, collaborate with others, and learn how to present their findings in a succinct, articulate manner.
One of the most important aspects of 1Cademy is its unique knowledge representation format. To become a researcher on 1Cademy, you should first engage in one of our ongoing research projects, as a participant. In the project, randomly chosen for you, we will test which type of knowledge representation format works better for your reading comprehension, short-term learning, and long-term learning. This will not only help us improve the design of 1Cademy, but along the way, you will get experience about how to use 1Cademy. For this purpose, you should create an account on our research website and specify your availabilities for three sessions with our UX researchers. In the first session, they will ask you to read two short passages and answer some questions about those passages. This will take an hour. The second and third sessions will be only for 30 minutes each and follow a similar format. Note that it is necessary to complete the second and third sessions, exactly three and seven days after the first session. So, please carefully specify your availability on our research website.