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Oussama is a Senior Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and holds a 5-years EPSRC Early-Career Fellowship. His academic and research vocation is to explore and demonstrate how HCI as an applied field of inquiry can contribute to making human society more inclusive of people with disabilities. He is particularly interested in exploring how insights and principles from multisensory interaction, crossmodal perception and embodied cognition could be used to design more inclusive interactions between people with and without disabilities. Oussama and his team use a mixed-methods approach to HCI research, combining theory with field work, co-design, and controlled studies and evaluation.
Ongoing projects include:
- Inclusive education technologies
- Crossmodal perception applications in HCI and HRI
- Augmented reality and inclusive social interaction
- Multisensory, and multi-person Virtual Reality
- Multisensory interaction, emotions and well-being
- Voice user interfaces, Auditory Displays, and Sonification
- Child-Computer Interaction
- Co-design, particularly with mixed-ability mixed-age groups
- Quantitative approaches to embodied interaction
Oussama received his PhD in 2011 from the University of London on the use of sound to support non-visual interaction with digital information. Following this, he was a Researcher Co-Investigator on two EPSRC projects Crossmodal Collaborative Interfaces (2010-2012) and Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (2012-2015), which were direct extensions of his PhD thesis. He was also an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University (2014-2015) before joining Bristol on an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship (2016-2021), hosted at the University of Bristol.
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- Engineering Education Research Group
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Brulé, E., Tomlinson, B., Metatla, O., Serrano, M. & Jouffrais, C., 2020.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Conference Paper › peer-review
Robots for Inclusive Play: Co-designing an Educational Game With Visually Impaired and Sighted ChildrenMetatla, O., Bardot, S., Cullen, C., Serrano, M. & Jouffrais, C., 2020, CHI 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
Metatla, O., Maggioni, E., Cullen, C. & Obrist, M., 4 May 2019, CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 13 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)Open AccessFile10 Citations (Scopus)196 Downloads (Pure)