Our BdB project team has expanded and now encompasses representatives from the School of Systems Engineering at the University. We’re pleased to welcome Faustina Hwang and Nic Hollinworth to our team.
Faustina’s research interests are in human-computer interaction, particularly the design of technology for older adults and people with disabilities. She has been working in this area for 15 years, following her PhD on cursor control for people with motor impairment. Since then, she has been working with older adults on technology to address malnutrition, people with aphasia on computer applications to support language therapy, and people with learning disabilities on multisensory approaches to museum engagement. She collaborates with colleagues from a range of disciplines including art, built environment, clinical language sciences, human nutrition, psychology, and typography. She is an Associate Editor for the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Transactions on Accessible Computing. You can read more about her projects here.
Nic Hollinworth is a researcher who works on the Interactive Sensory Objects project. He also conducts research into improving computer interaction for older adults, and making accessible electronics. He is a computer scientist, engineer and designer with an interest in creating novel interaction experiences and making objects active through the use of embedded microcontrollers.