Author: ousmet

[C] CHI’2020 Paper: Isness: Using Multi-Person VR to Design Peak Mystical-Type Experiences Comparable to Psychedelics

Abstract: Studies combining psychotherapy with psychedelic drugs (PsiDs) have demonstrated positive outcomes that are often associated with PsiDs’ ability to induce ‘mystical-type’ experiences (MTEs) – i.e., subjective experiences whose characteristics include a sense of connectedness, transcendence, and ineffability. We suggest that both PsiDs and virtual reality can be situated on...

[C] CHI2019 Paper: “Like Popcorn”: Crossmodal Correspondences Between Scents, 3D Shapes and Emotions in Children

Abstract There is increasing interest in multisensory experiences in HCI. However, little research considers how sensory modalities interact with each other and how this may impact interactive experiences. We investigate how children associate emotions with scents and 3D shapes. 14 participants (10-17yrs) completed crossmodal association tasks to attribute emotional characteristics...

[C] CHI2019 Paper: Voice User Interfaces in Schools: Co-designing for Inclusion With Visually-Impaired and Sighted Pupils

Abstract: Voice user interfaces (VUIs) are increasingly popular, particularly in homes. However, little research has investigated their potential in other settings, such as schools. We investigated how VUIs could support inclusive education, particularly for pupils with visual impairments (VIs). We organised focused discussions with educators at a school, with support...