Advisor: Pourang Irani
Research Areas: Wearable device; Visualization techniques; Eye-free interaction; Tactile display
I did my Ph.D. at the University of Toulouse at the Elipse team - IRIT Lab (France). During my Ph.D., I focused on the design and evaluation of interaction techniques that assist visually impaired people to explore virtual maps using smartwatches. These techniques provided users with information from a map relying on located audio and vibratory feedback.
Now, I am interested in exploring new research problematics concerning the use of smartwatches. Indeed, I work on the visualization of data on small screens in a sporting context. The limited screen real estate of smartwatches makes visualization of multidimensional data difficult. This task becomes even more complex in a sporting context in which the display is unstable. It is necessary to propose new visualization techniques as well as new interaction techniques to manipulate these visualizations.
Ali Neshati, Bradley Rey, Ahmed Shariff Mohommed Faleel, Sandra Bardot, Celine Latulipe, and Pourang Irani. 2021. BezelGlide: Interacting with Graphs on Smartwatches with Minimal Screen Occlusion. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 501, 1–13. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3411764.3445201
Sandra Bardot, Sawyer Rempel, Bradley Rey, Ali Neshati, Yumiko Sakamoto, Carlo Menon and Pourang Irani. 2020. Eyes-Free Graph Legibility: Using Skin-Dragging to Provide a Tactile Graph Visualization on the Arm. In 11th Augmented Human International Conference (AH ’20), May 27–29, 2020, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. ACM, NewYork, NY, USA, 8pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3396339.3396344