Dr Chris Creed

I'm a Lecturer at Birmingham City University specialising in the area of Human-Computer Interaction and Assistive Technology. You can follow me on Twitter at @DrChrisCreed for updates around my research.

You can also contact me via email at: chris.creed@bcu.ac.uk

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D2ART - Digital Tools for Disabled Artists

I was the Principal Investigator on the AHRC funded D2ART project that involved working directly with disabled artists to investigate their current practice and the potential of technologies such as eye gaze tracking, mid-air gesturing, speech recognition, and facial expression switches to support artistic practice (via lab-based and longitudinal field studies).

This was a collaborative project between the Digital Humanities Hub (University of Birmingham), DASH (Disability Arts Shropshire), the national charity Scope, the School of Art at Birmingham City University, the University of Chicago at Illinois, Arts Council England, and National Star College (a large special needs college). It also involved working directly with over 35 professional disabled visual artists over the duration of the project.

You can learn more about our collaborative research experiences during the project in the paper entitled "Assistive tools for disability arts: collaborative experiences in working with disabled artists and stakeholders" published in the Journal of Assistive Technologies (PDF available below). The main research findings have recently been submitted to a journal and are currently under review.

Related Publications

Chris Creed (2016) Assistive tools for disability arts: collaborative experiences in working with disabled artists and stakeholders. Journal of Assistive Technologies, 10, 2.

Chris Creed (2016) Eye Gaze Interaction for Supporting Creative Work with Disabled Artists. Presented at the British HCI Conference 2016, Bournemouth.

Chris Creed, Russell Beale, and Paula Dower (2014) Digital Tools For Physically Impaired Visual Artists. Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility, New York.