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Parklearn: creating, sharing and engaging with place-based activities for seamless mobile learning

The potential for mobile technology to support bespoke learning activities seamlessly across learning contexts has not been fully realized. We contribute insights gained from four months of field studies of place-based mobile learning in two …

Spokespeople: Exploring Routes to Action through Citizen-Generated Data

Understanding the family perspective on the storage, sharing and handling of family civic data

Across social care, healthcare and public policy, enabled by the big data revolution (which has normalized large-scale data-based decision-making), there are moves to join up citizen databases to provide care workers with holistic views of families …

Data Donors: Sharing Knowledge for Mobile Accessibility

Individuals regularly face challenges when interacting with their mobile devices particularly if they are not tech savvy users. When such difficulties occur, individuals often rely on more knowledgeable users to overcome difficulties. However, many …

Improving Smartphone Accessibility with Personalizable Static Overlays

The physical keypads that used to dominate our mobile devices provided additional support for non-visual interaction - the keys could be recognized tactually, the interfaces were simpler and consistent. When combined with a screen reader, these …

In-context Q&A to support blind people using smartphones

Blind people face many barriers using smartphones. Still, previous research has been mostly restricted to non-visual gestural interaction, paying little attention to the deeper daily challenges of blind users. To bridge this gap, we conducted a …

WheelieMap: an exploratory system for qualitative reports of inaccessibility in the built environment

The built environment remains a persistent accessibility challenge for people with mobility impairments. Whilst platforms to report these inaccessible locations exist, the underlying documentation processes are verbose, time-consuming and fail to …

Implications of Synchronous IVR Radio on Syrian Refugee Health and Community Dynamics

With 1,033,513 Syrian refugees adding a strain on the Lebanese healthcare system, innovation is key to improving access to healthcare. Our previous work identified the potential for technology to improve access to antenatal care services and increase …

Exploring public places as infrastructures for civic m-learning

We present insights from a series of engagements with multiple stakeholders in local parks, aiming to explore the potential for technology to support bespoke outdoor civic learning activities. Our work investigates what it means to design for public …

Prototyping Ubiquitous Imaging Surfaces

Mass adoption and innovation in the field of the Internet of Things has transformed the environments we live in, from stale siloes of technologies into rich interactive playgrounds. Nevertheless, the vast majority of surface area in these spaces are …