September 13, 2014

How could smartphones be easier to use when we can’t look at the screen?

Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns, Reader in Interaction Design in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science tells us about his latest research into how sighted and visually impaired people use touchscreen devices that they can’t see.

Touch-screens are increasingly ubiquitous in our lives, not just in the smart phones and tablets that we use almost unthinkingly, but also when we pay for our shopping at a self-service checkout, when we buy a train ticket, and in any number of other situations.