Stephanie Wilson

Co Directer - (HCID) City, University of London

Tangible co-design: including users with language impairments

The representation of people with disabilities in research or service design is often selective, with those who can communicate effectively (spoken or written) being preferred. Building on work from three successful projects which have engaged co-designers with aphasia (a language impairment caused by stroke), this talk will describe adaptations of, or novel design techniques, to facilitate the participation of people with communication difficulties within the design process.

About the speaker:

Stephanie is a Reader in Human-Computer Interaction and Co-Director of the Centre for HCI Design, a specialist research centre within the Department of Computer Science. Her research focuses on digital technologies for healthcare, creative and inclusive interaction design, user experience and technology enhanced learning. She is principal investigator for INCA, an EPSRC-funded project that is investigating digital content creation and curation tools for people with aphasia. She is also co-investigator on the EVA projects, funded by The Stroke Association and The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, which are exploring accessible virtual worlds for people with aphasia.

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