Lisa started studying “Social Media and Web Technologies” (M.Sc.) at the Linnaeus University in September 2013. Currently she is working on finishing her master thesis within the field of the visually impaired (VI), geometry and tangible interfaces. Leading from the research conducted within the scope of the project she wrote and published (in collaboration with Nuno Otero and Ian Oakley) a Work-in-Progress paper with TEI ‘16. Furthermore she went to attend the conference and presented her working prototype with the ‘appcessory’ at TEI at a WIP stand.
Through the experience of interacting with the visually impaired during her master thesis project here interest and dedication to help the VI has been strengthened as well as a strong interest in enabling them to learn more autonomous and be well integrated within a classroom setting has been created. The VI she has encountered have been kind, interested and open individuals who made a lasting impression on Lisa.
Previously she studied “Media and Information” (Bachelor of Arts) at University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg (Germany) and graduated with “very good”.
Her interests lay within Human-Centered Design Approach as well as learning new technologies. In the future Lisa would like to explore her thesis topic in more-depth and make the application as well as the appcessory ready for use in schools and at home.
Lisa M. Rühmann, Nuno Otero, and Ian Oakley. 2016. A Tangible Tool for Visual Impaired Users to Learn Geometry. In Proceedings of the TEI '16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 577-583. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2839462.2856536
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