SEMINAR 14th May: Tony Stockman: Cross-modal collaborative interaction between visually-impaired and sighted users in the workplace 

12 May 2014

Wednesday 14th May 2014 at 3pm, Medawar G01 Lankester LT

Tony Stockman, Queen Mary, University of London.

In this talk I will describe results and issues arising from our EPsRC funded projects on Cross-modal collaborative Interfaces (CCMI) and Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DEPIC). Beginning with  the design and integration of auditory and haptic displays in a collaborative diagram editing tool to allow simultaneous visual and non-visual interaction, I will  go on to describe how the tool was evaluated in various workplaces where visually-impaired and sighted coworkers access and edit diagrams as part of their daily jobs. I will show examples of how we use our initial observations and analyses of the recorded interactions to outline preliminary design recommendations for supporting cross-modal collaboration in the workplace. Finally, I will illustrate the use of activity theory in the construction of design patterns which can form the basis of design for inclusive collaboration.

Bio: Dr Tony Stockman is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests include the design and evaluation of auditory displays, Sonification for sports and performance, collaborative cross-modal interfaces and accessible information seeking. He has been a Board member of the International Community for Auditory Display (www.icad.org) since 2007 and ICAD President since 2011. He has over 50 peer reviewed publications.

Homepage: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/people/view/3026/dr-tony-stockman

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