I am a human computer interaction (HCI) researcher, interested in how digital technology can positively impact on the everyday lives of people who often have little say over how technology is designed.

My research draws on interdisciplinary perspectives from HCI, interaction design, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), multimodality, psychology and my clinical speech therapy background to consider how technology might support children’s communication, learning and mental wellbeing. For example, exploring the role of technology for:

  • Digitally-mediated in-person communication for children with severe speech and physical impairments
  • Personalised learning technologies for the classroom
  • Mental health interventions for children and families

I have a publication record in premier international conferences and journals such as the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Interaction Design and Children (IDC) and Disability and Society journal. Beyond academia, I have worked with assistive technologists, teachers and therapists to generate impactful solutions based on evidence based research.

If you would like to get in touch, please email me at seray.ibrahim[@]kcl.ac.uk or via twitter. Please also see ResearchGate for pre-prints of publications. Thanks!

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