"Supporting People Through Research"
Golisano College presents Garreth Tigwell, faculty candidate in HCI/Accessibility.Abstract: Garreth Tigwell's talk "Supporting People Through Research" describes his approach to addressing the challenges that people experience when using technology in their personal and professional lives. The first part of his talk covers his PhD research into solving the situational visual impairments people experience when using mobile devices (e.g., not being able to read and reply to an important email when outside under bright sunlight). The second part of Garreth's talk describes the success in employing a user-centered design approach for creating a design tool that supports web designers in choosing accessible colours for websites. Finally, Garreth's talk will conclude by examining the communication challenges that emoji cause (e.g., due to people's different interpretations of emoji), and how we can begin to reduce those misunderstandings. Bio: Garreth Tigwell started his PhD in 2015 at the University of Dundee, where he investigated supporting mobile designers in creating content that is easier for people to access within different contexts (e.g., in bright environments). Garreth's interest in helping people began with his undergraduate Psychology degree and continued when he completed a master's in User Experience Engineering. Garreth is currently a member of DAPRlab (Digitally-Augmented Perception Research lab) and UX’d (www.ux-d.co.uk), and his research interests cover many aspects of HCI such as Accessibility and User Experience.
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Open to the Public