Information about the project
Collaborative interactive technologies are an effective way to allow people to work together on complex tasks. The topic records technical advancements especially in the area of actuated reconfigurable screens and how people can do multi-device interactions. However, as the sophistication of this technology increases, it becomes more difficult to ensure that people with disabilities (PwD) are guaranteed access to the tools of collaboration.
This project will examine the accessibility of current and future interactive technologies for PwD and develop a comprehensive view of best practice for the development of collaborative tabletop technologies. Exploring the accessibility landscape of collaborative tabletop technology is an important piece of foundational research. The project will also examine the accessibility of related future research directions, building replicas and simulations of significant collaborative technology innovations through a combination of prototyping, robotic trolleys, workspace integration of tabletop and tablet devices, to guide development of multi-display surfaces that can augment user capabilities. The project will evaluate the complex accessibility issues that emerge and put together a comprehensive set of guidelines for accessible collaborative technologies usage.
This is a project is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The project has been recognized to represent groundbreaking research in the area of HCI.
Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.
You will work closely with supervisors in their respecive areas of research (HCI, HRI, accessibility).
System design and development, followed by empirical evaluation. Writing papers and submit to the conferences ACM CHI, ACM HRI, ACM HAI, and corresponding journals.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in computer science, computer engineering, HCI, industrial design, or other topics relevant to this project (or: BSc 4 years’ honor program). Knowledge of AR and VR technologies is an advantage.
The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.
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The application should be marked with Ref 20210285 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:
CV:(Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.
Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.
Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).
Application deadline: 15th August, 2021
For questions, please contact:
Professor Morten Fjeld, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 31 772 1027
Associate professor Mohammad Obaid, email@example.com
Senior lecturer Michael Heron, firstname.lastname@example.org