Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate position in the Bristol Interaction Group (BIG Lab) within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol. The role is part of the EPSRC project “Crossmodal Interactive Tools for Inclusive Learning”, which aims at investigating novel multisensory learning and teaching technologies that supports inclusive interaction between visually-impaired and sighted children in mainstream schools.
We are using an iterative user-centred approach combining participatory design activities with empirical research into multimodal and crossmodal interaction to find out how different senses can be effectively integrated with visual capabilities to support group work. We are engaged with local schools to design and research multisensory tools for teaching and learning purposes, focusing on accommodating curriculum requirements and social processes surrounding collaborative learning.
We are looking for a candidate with solid skills in software and hardware development, expertise in HCI, and an interest in multisensory interaction and accessibility. They will work with partner schools to conduct research that ranges from accessible participatory design to software and hardware development, and experimental user studies and evaluation. There will be freedom and flexibility in shaping the research project within its broader objectives.
The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Computer Science or related disciplines, with strong programming and development skills and a strong track record in relevant HCI research as evidenced by publications in appropriate venues. They will have an appreciation for user-centred design approaches and work well independently as well as part of a team. Experience in multisensory and collaborative systems development will be valued.
Apply here (closing date 19th of March 2017)