Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction
Dr Chris Creed specialises in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and has extensive experience in leading collaborative technical projects exploring the use of innovative technologies. His core research interest is the design and development of assistive technology for disabled people across a range of impairments.
Chris worked at the University of Birmingham for 12 years in both the School of Computer Science and the Digital Humanities Hub. He was the Principal Investigator on the AHRC funded D2ART project that explored the potential of digital technologies (e.g. eye gaze tracking, mid-air gesturing, facial expression switches, etc.) to support and transform practice for professional disabled visual artists. He was also the lead academic investigator on the AHRC CATH funded LEAP project that examined the accessibility of interactive experiences (e.g. large multi-touch tables) in public spaces.
Chris is actively involved in and leading on several other projects around HCI and disability such as interactive kiosk accessibility for blind and partially sighted users, creating digital art via eye gaze, web accessibility for people with severe physical impairments, and examining the role of assistive technology in special needs classrooms. His research is multi-disciplinary in nature and has been conducted in close partnership with national charities, disability arts and accessibility organisations, special needs colleges, large arts/cultural partners, and disabled users. Chris also has significant experience in working directly with industry and SMEs on multiple collaborative projects across a wide range of sectors.