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Accessible Interactive Technologies: with Dr Asha Ward


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Date: Wednesday 26 October 2022
Time: 18.00-19.30
Location: Innovation Studio, AUB campus
Cost: free to attend

This lecture is part of the AUB Open lecture series, a series of events sharing specialist knowledge on topics of design thinking and creative practice. The lectures support the university's commitment to its civic agenda.

In this talk, Dr Asha Ward discusses her research developing accessible interactive technologies with multidisciplinary stakeholders.

About this event

Asha's research focuses on using participatory design methods to create bespoke technology-based solutions with diverse participants. With a background in music and audio technology these solutions typically involve translating gestures into sounds. Asha uses the lived experience and real-world requirements of her participants to inform her designs – with the ultimate aim of breaking down barriers to access in music-making.

This talk will provide contextual background to why these systems are needed and cover the co-creative development process. The hardware and software from the systems will be showcased as well as some of the findings. The presentation will underpin some of the engineering behind the outputs of the research with key philosophies of current music technologies.

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