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Garreth Tigwell

Assistant Professor

School of Information
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Office Hours
Tuesdays 11am-12pm (GOL 2657 or on Zoom), Wednesdays 3.30pm-4.30pm (Zoom only). Students are welcome to make an appointment to meet or drop by during office hours to ask questions.
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Garreth Tigwell

Assistant Professor

School of Information
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

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Published Conference Proceedings
Tigwell, Garreth W. "Nuanced Perspectives Toward Disability Simulations from Digital Designers, Blind, Low Vision, and Color Blind People." Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. Ed. Yoshifumi Kitamura and Aaron Quigley. NYC, NY: ACM, 2021. Web.
Li, Junchen, Garreth W. Tigwell, and Kristen Shinohara. "Accessibility of High-Fidelity Prototyping Tools." Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. Ed. Yoshifumi Kitamura and Aaron Quigley. NYC, NY: ACM, 2021. Web.
Tigwell, Garreth W., Kristen Shinohara, and Michael McQuaid. "If You Don't Build It, They Won't Come: HCI has an Inaccessibility Problem." Proceedings of the Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC), June 20-24, 2021, Virtual Event. Ed. N/A. Virtual Event, Virtual Event: n.p., 2021. Web.
Tigwell, Garreth W., Kristen Shinohara, and Laleh Nourian. "Accessibility Across Borders." Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’21) Workshop: Decolonizing HCI Across Borders, May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. Ed. Vikram Kamath Cannanure, et al. Virtual, Virtual: n.p., 2021. Web.
Tigwell, Garreth W., et al. "Student and Teacher Perspectives of Learning ASL in an Online Setting." Proceedings of the ASSETS '20: The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Ed. Tiago Guerreiro, Hugo Nicolau, and Karyn Moffatt. New York, NY: ACM, 2020. Web.
Tigwell, Garreth W., Benjamin M. Gorman, and Rachel Menzies. "Emoji Accessibility for Visually Impaired People." Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '20). Ed. Regina Bernhaupt and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. New York, NY: ACM, 2020. Web.
Tigwell, Garreth W. and Michael Crabb. "Household Surface Interactions: Understanding User Input Preferences and Perceived Home Experiences." Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '20). Ed. Regina Bernhaupt and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. New York, NY: ACM, 2020. Web.
Gleason, Cole, et al. "Addressing the Accessibility of Social Media." Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Ed. Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios. New York, New York: ACM, 2019. Web.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Dingman, Becca, Garreth W. Tigwell, and Kristen Shinohara. "Interview and Think-Aloud Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Participants in Design Research." Proceedings of the 23rd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS \\\'21), October 18–22, 2021, Virtual Event. Ed. Jonathan Lazar, Jinjuan Heidi Feng, and Faustina Hwang. Virtual, Virtual: ACM.
Dingman, Becca, Garreth W. Tigwell, and Kristen Shinohara. "Designing a Podcast Platform for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users." Proceedings of the 23rd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS \'21), October 18–22, 2021, Virtual Event. Ed. Jonathan Lazar, Jinjuan Heidi Feng, and Faustina Hwang. Virtual, Virtual: ACM.
Le, Trinh, et al. "Exploring a Multifaceted Framework to Support the Design of Mobile Apps for Self-Regulating Anxiety." Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI ’21 Extended Abstracts), May8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. Ed. Yoshifumi Kitamura and Aaron Quigley. Virtual, Virtual: ACM.
Menzies, Rachel, Benjamin M. Gorman, and Garreth W. Tigwell. "Reflections on Using Chat-Based Platforms for Online Interviews with Screen-Reader Users." Proceedings of the 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Ed. Tiago Guerreiro, Hugo Nicolau, and Karyn Moffatt. New York, NY: ACM.
Andrew, Sarah, et al. "A Review of Literature on Accessibility and Authentication Techniques." Proceedings of the ASSETS '20: The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Ed. Tiago Guerreiro, Hugo Nicolau, and Karyn Moffatt. New York, NY: ACM.
Menzies, Rachel, et al. "Weaving Accessibility Through an Undergraduate Degree." Proceedings of the 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Ed. Jeffrey P. Bigham. New York, New York: ACM.
Invited Article/Publication
Shinohara, Kristen and Garreth W. Tigwell. "Why getting more people with disabilities developing technology is good for everyone." The Conversation. (2021). Web.

Currently Teaching

HCIN-600
3 Credits
This course provides students with an introduction to the practical application of various research methods that can be used in human computer interaction. The course provides an overview of the research process and the literature review, and provides experience with qualitative, survey, and experimental research methods. Students will study existing research and design and conduct studies. Students will need to have taken a statistics course before registering for this class.
HCIN-700
3 Credits
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an evolving field. This course is designed to study the current themes and advanced issues of HCI. Topics will vary depending upon current research and developments in the field.
HCIN-630
3 Credits
This project-based course will focus on the formal evaluation of products. Topics include usability test goal setting, recruitment of appropriate users, design of test tasks, design of the test environment, test plan development and implementation, analysis and interpretation of the results, and documentation and presentation of results and recommendations.
ISTE-799
3 Credits
The student will work independently, under the supervision of one or more faculty advisers, on a topic of mutual interest that is beyond the depth of or not covered in other courses.