Asam Almohamed

Asam Almohamed
University of Kerbala · Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

Phd in Human-Computer Interaction

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Introduction
Asam Almohamed has received his Ph.D degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the School of Computer Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Asam's research focuses on designing technology for vulnerable communities, including refugees, people with disabilities, children with special needs, and vulnerable women. In my PhD study, I conducted an ethnographic study that involved contextual inquiry, cultural probes, participatory design to seek design opportunities for refugees.
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February 2012 - July 2021
University of Kerbala
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (13)
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When refugees and asylum seekers start new lives in a host community, they face many challenges and often rely on others for help. ICT can play a significant role to empower and support them in their new lives. In this paper, we focus on understanding the challenges that refugees and asylum seekers face in order to build a comprehensive perspective...
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This study presents a model for children vaccination reminder using short message service (SMS). The model consists of data flow in reminding parents of their children vaccination schedule. Existing practice on vaccination schedule is via written appointment. Nevertheless, such approach may not be sufficient as parents may forget due to a tight wor...
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This paper focuses on the issues refugees and asylum seekers face in their daily lives in Australia. We present findings from a field study that included a mix of fourteen participants involving refugees, asylum seekers, activists and community workers, who participated in a cultural probes inspired and semi-structured interview studies. The probes...
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Upon arrival to a host community, refugees and asylum seekers face immense challenges to rebuild their social capital that is critical in the process of their resettlement. Developing a holistic understanding of these challenges can provide significant opportunities to inform designers and services providers working with this demography. We adopt t...
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This thesis presents a conceptual framework for understanding the challenges that refugees and asylum seekers face in Australia and the role of ICT in rebuilding their social capital. It has been built based on four studies that involved a mix of contextual inquiry, cultural probes, and participatory design methods. The framework offers implication...
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This paper presents findings from a set of ‘magic machines’ workshops with newly arrived Iraqi refugees in Australia. The aim was to allow a broad range of response in designing innovative and creative technologies that can help refugees deal with specific challenges. To bring the ‘future’ into the present and to understand their needs and experien...
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Displacement caused by war, conflict and persecution affects refugees and asylum seekers in more ways than we can imagine. This article investigates refugees and asylum seekers' experiences associated with displacement and the effects it has on their social capital. We present findings from a qualitative study that involved a mix of 24 participants...
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Extended reality has been used in various application areas creating societal impact including in health, education, and the arts. However, there has not been enough research to help alleviate the issues of refugees around the world using extended reality applications. In this paper, we focus on identifying issues that refugees face in Australia an...
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Newcomer refugees face enormous challenges on their arrival in host countries to start their new lives. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and volunteers play a vital role in helping newly arrived refugees meet their needs during their process of resettlement. ICT can facilitate social interactions between refugees and NGOs, thus supporting refu...
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Conflicts in Iraq and Syria have forced millions of minorities to flee their countries and seek refuge elsewhere. This paper investigates the factors that affect the social capital of newly arrived refugees in Australia and the role of information and communication technology in supporting the rebuilding of their social capital. We present the find...
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Conflicts in Iraq and Syria have forced millions of minorities to flee their countries and seek refuge elsewhere. This paper investigates the factors that affect the social capital of newly arrived refugees in Australia and the role of information and communication technology in supporting the rebuilding of their social capital. We present the find...
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In general, children with autism may have with social/emotional relationships problems, problems with communication, trouble with surroundings, consciousness problems and cognitive problems. The purpose this study is to help autistic children learn alphabets in the early levels of learning. With this paper, we hope to propose an e-learning school-b...

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Our project aims to design inclusive, social technologies that can promote social capital of refugees and provide opportunities for them to integrate into the host country. To achieve this aim, we started by carrying out a qualitative field study to explore refugees’ experiences and to understand the barriers they encounter in their daily lives.