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CreaTable Content and Tangible Interaction in Aphasia

Neate, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-1387-8168, Roper, A., Wilson, S. , Marshall, J. & Cruice, M. (2020). CreaTable Content and Tangible Interaction in Aphasia. In: CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (pp. 1-14). New York: ACM. ISBN 978-1-4503-6708-0 doi: 10.1145/3313831.3376490


Multimedia digital content (combining pictures, text and music) is ubiquitous. The process of creating such content using existing tools typically requires complex, language-laden interactions which pose a challenge for users with aphasia (a language impairment following brain injury). Tangible interactions offer a potential means to address this challenge, however, there has been little work exploring their potential for this purpose. In this paper, we present CreaTable – a platform that enables us to explore tangible interaction as a means of supporting digital content creation for people with aphasia. We report details of the co-design of CreaTable and findings from a digital creativity workshop. Workshop findings indicated that CreaTable enabled people with aphasia to create something they would not otherwise have been able to. We report how users’ aphasia profiles affected their experience, describe tensions in collaborative content creation and provide insight into more accessible content creation using tangibles.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © ACM, 2020. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version is published in CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,
Publisher Keywords: Aphasia, tangible user interfaces, creativity, content creation, accessibility, multimedia, co-design, creativity support.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Language & Communication Science
School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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