Category: Publications

[J] Science Advances: Sampling molecular conformations and dynamics in a multiuser virtual reality framework

Abstract:We describe a framework for interactive molecular dynamics in a multiuser virtual reality (VR) environment, combining rigorous cloud-mounted atomistic physics simulations with commodity VR hardware, which we have made accessible to readers (see isci.itch.io/nsb-imd). It allows users to visualize and sample, with atomic-level precision, the structures and dynamics of complex molecular...

[LBW] CHI2018 EA: An Initial Investigation into Non-visual Code Structure Overview Through Speech, Non-speech and Spearcons

Abstract: We investigate a novel, non-visual approach to overviewing object-oriented source code and evaluate the efficiency of different categories of sounds for the purpose of getting an overview of source code structure for a visually-impaired computer programmer. A user-study with ten sighted and three non-sighted participants compared the effectiveness of speech,...

[C] CHI2018 Paper: “Bursting the Assistance Bubble”: Designing Inclusive Technology with Children with Mixed Visual Abilities

Abstract:Children living with visual impairments (VIs) are increasingly educated in mainstream rather than special schools. But knowledge about the challenges they face in inclusive schooling environments and how to design technology to overcome them remains scarce. We report findings from a field study involving interviews and observations of educators and...

[W] British HCI2017 Workshop: Participatory design with mixed-ability groups: co-designing with and for visually-impaired, blind and sighted people.

Abstract:  We are interested in investigating how to design flexible and inclusive technology that supports in- teraction between individuals with different sensory abilities. We refer to this as crossmodal collabora- tion. In particular, we investigate technologies that engage more than one sense across modalities, such as combining graphics, data sonification and haptic...