Seray Ibrahim

Seray Ibrahim
University College London | UCL · IOE - UCL's Faculty of Education and Society

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Introduction
Inspired by design thinking and participatory design, my research is focused on involving children with severe speech and physical impairments in identifying new directions for technologies that can support communication. Follow my blog: www.smallspeaks.com
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
University College London
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Research Fellow - iRead Project, EU Horizon 2020 funded.

Publications

Publications (19)
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Whilst digital education is becoming a reality for schools there is a role for CCI research to move beyond researcher-led school engagements to other types of research that support schools and their staff to lead on the appropriation of digital technologies. One way to advance our understanding of this issue is to examine and consolidate reflection...
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School-driven technological innovation has the potential to positively impact on classroom practice, yet it can also be disrupted by incompatibilities between the existing school ecology and new educational technologies. To help mitigate this disruption a particular staf member often takes on a facilitative leadership role to champion new technolog...
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School-driven technological innovation has the potential to positively impact on classroom practice, yet it can also be disrupted by incompatibilities between the existing school ecology and new educational technologies. To help mitigate this disruption a particular staff member often takes on a facilitative leadership role to champion new technolo...
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Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies already transform children's lives by providing the option of speech through digital means and by offering a variety of language displays, input methods and hardware configurations. Interaction design and multimodal interaction research shows that we can extend the capabilities of these...
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This paper examines how primary aged children with reading difficulties attend to, understand and act upon different types of feedback within a digital literacy game. A systematic and structured video analysis of twenty-six children's game play was carried out focussing on moments where children made an error and were followed by in-game feedback....
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Investigating voice in research that involves children with disabilities is highly challenging. Very few studies have problematised voice for the purposes of designing new technologies for and with children who have disabilities. We embarked on qualitative fieldwork with children who have severe speech and physical impairments with the view to moti...
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The involvement of developmentally diverse children in design has been driven by pragmatic concerns and also an emancipatory aim to give children voice and agency over decisions. However, little attention has been given to how participation and power are performed in the early exploratory phase of design prior to overt decision points. Our research...
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Designing with marginalised children often produces detailed insights about their lives and communities. Whilst it is possible to extract methodological and artefact-centred knowledge from existing design cases, it can be difficult to utilise and build on some of the more complex and multifaceted issues that these generate, for instance, how resear...
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This paper shows how design documentaries can motivate new perspectives for design and disability. We critically consider the ways in which design documentaries can foreground children's lived experiences and priorities, in cases where it is not always possible to involve children early on in the design process. By presenting a design case for supp...
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This paper shows how design documentaries can motivate new perspectives for design and disability. We critically consider the ways in which design documentaries can foreground children's lived experiences and priorities, in cases where it is not always possible to involve children early on in the design process. By presenting a design case for supp...
Thesis
This thesis presents a series of design-oriented studies for investigating and describing communication involving children with severe speech and physical impairments (SSPIs). The overarching goal is to inform how designers conceptualise communication that involves children with SSPIs beyond a widely cited view that communication centres around spe...
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To improve functional communication and behavioral management, many children with disabilities receive behavioral and communication-related intervention from professionals such as behavioral analysts and speech and language therapists. This paper presents user perspectives from three clinicians who have used and/or designed assistive technology wit...
Technical Report
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To improve functional communication and behavioral management, many children with disabilities receive behavioral and communication-related intervention from professionals such as behavioral analysts and speech and language therapists. This paper presents user perspectives from three clinicians who have used and/or designed assistive technology wit...
Poster
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Student projects (poster presentation) Within the field of interaction design there has been a growing concern to contribute to the wellbeing and inclusion of disabled children. For children with severe speech and physical impairments (SSPIs), augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices can be life changing. However, given that intera...
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Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies can support children with severe speech and physical impairments (SSPI) to express themselves. Yet, these seemingly 'enabling' technologies are often abandoned by this target group, suggesting a need to understand how they are used in communication. Little research has considered the int...
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Communication in its broadest sense enables people and things to 'connect'. AAC technologies provide one perspective for supporting communication, predominantly focusing on language that is represented orthographically or symbolically. Unfortunately, these technologies are largely under utilised by children as demonstrated by their ongoing abandonm...
Presentation
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Communication in its broadest sense allows for some sort of connection with people and things yet for some children this can be extremely limited owing to a host of contextual and bodily factors. Speech generating devices provide one perspective for supporting communication through technology but these are largely under-utilized by children as they...

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Projects (2)
Project
iRead is a 4-year (2017-2020) project that aims to develop personalised learning technologies to support reading skills. This software combines a diverse set of personalised learning applications and teaching tools for formative assessment. We focus on primary school children across Europe, learning to read and learning english as a foreign language including children with dyslexia who are at risk of exclusion from their education. The project is funded by the EU H2020 and comprises 17 partners from across industry and education in 9 European countries. Our work is organised into three strands: innovation, design and evaluation, with different expected outcomes and stakeholders
Project
- Understanding what children want to communicate through their interactions so that this knowledge can inform how new technologies might be developed. - Exploring how to approach participatory research with children who have severe cerebral palsy so that their contributions can legitimately inform the design process.