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Human-Computer Interaction Research: an introduction. With insights from research into aphasia, visual impairment and dyslexia




This event will be held online via Zoom.

The Centre for Language and Communication Science Research at the School of Health Science, City, University of London invites you to join them for their first Research Seminar of 2020/21.

This seminar will introduce the field of Human-Computer Interaction research and present examples of health-related projects ongoing with HCID.

Presented work will include:

  • An introduction to HCI and HCI at City from Lecturer Timothy Neate and Sociologist Alex Taylor.
  • Research from PhD researcher Beatrice Vincenzi about AI assistive technology for people with visual impairment in sighted guiding.
  • Research into online information search and dyslexia from Reader in Information Retrieval Andrew Macfarlane.
  • Findings from research about constrained creativity as a tool for access to digital content creation for users with aphasia from Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Stephanie Wilson.

Attendees will gain an insight into the rich and varied work being undertaken within the domain of Human-Computer Interaction as it relates to health and communication. They will also get to meet past and present members of HCID and join in with discussions and reflections about intersections in the work of health and HCI.


Beatrice Vincenzi, Dr Timothy Neate, Dr Andrew Macfarlane, Professor Stephanie Wilson, Dr Alex Taylor and Abi Roper.

Centre for Human-computer Interaction Design, City, University of London

Human Computer Interaction, Kings College London

Tiled photos of the 6 speakers on camera from home: top, Andrew Macfarlane and Abi Roper, Middle Beatrice Vincenzi and Timothy Neate, bottom Stephanie Wilson and Alex Taylor.

Andrew, Abi, Beatrice, Tim, Stephanie and Alex are members (or former members) of City’s Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design. The Centre for HCI Design is one of the longest serving Human-Computer Interaction groups in London and the UK, formed over 25 years ago. Centre members take great pride in their outstanding research, teaching, and consultancy & business services. The centre’s prime focus is the relationship between people and innovative technology with the aim of creating more useful and usable systems.

With a mixture of research and practical work, HCID fosters a tight-knit culture guided by an overarching  philosophy. Members recognise what they do as a collective and ongoing endeavour, spurred on by the possibilities for enlarging human capacity and creating the conditions for better ways of living together.

Please bring your own lunch and refreshments to this virtual seminar 🙂

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When and where

12.30pm - 1.30pmMonday 16th November 2020