'When HCI meets Architecture' at the IDEA Centre, University at Buffalo, NY.

Lesley was invited to present to the IDEA Centre (Centre for inclusive design and environmental access), ISE (Industrial and Systems Engineering) and the Rehab Sciences Department in Buffalo, NY.

Lesley presented SiDE and our research projects, introduced her PhD research and explained how the methods developed in this work led her, an architectural researcher, to working within the field of HCI.

The SiDE Research Hub, based between the University of Dundee and Newcastle University, researches four areas: AccessibilityConnected Home and CommunityCreative Industries, and Inclusive Transport. She presented a selection of in-depth examples from our projects, such as the Portrait Project, the Ambient Kitchen and the SiDE Driving Lab, which capture SiDE’s focus and exemplify our collective objective: Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy.

Lesley gave an overview of her Architectural PhD research, ‘The way-finding journey with a large Public Building: A user centered study of the holistic way-finding experience’. This study investigated the social, spatial, temporal and physical ‘hot-spots’ (enabling and disabling elements of a building), as experienced by people with a range of visual impairment. She presented the methods developed and findings uncovered in this research, before discussing how they were the starting point for new research within realm of HCI through BESiDE


Event Details
  • A Talk
Location Details
Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access

University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning
United States
NY 14214-3087

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