Chris Creed

Dr Creed specialises in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and has extensive experience in leading on user research/evaluations for collaborative projects exploring innovative technologies. His core research interest is around the design and development of assistive technology for people with a range of disabilities. He is currently the Research Fellow on the D2ART project that is investigating how new affordable technologies can transform the practice of disabled artists. He is also actively involved and leading on several other projects focused around accessibility such as wearable technology for deaf audiences, creating digital art via eye gaze, and interactive kiosk accessibility for blind and partially sighted users.

Chris previously worked on the £2.4m ERDF Digital Humanities Demonstrator project where he was involved in a wide range of collaborative projects with cultural organisations and SMEs. These projects included the design, development, and deployment of multi-touch tables and software for cultural organisations such as Birmingham Museums Trust, The Hive, Library of Birmingham, Ironbridge Gorge, and Sampad. Other projects involved exploring interactive digital projections with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, prototyping and evaluating live augmented dance experiences, and examining the potential of augmented reality in art galleries.

He was also the lead academic investigator on the AHRC CATH funded LEAP project that explored multi-touch table accessibility for wheelchair users. More broadly, Chris has previously worked on an MoD funded project designing interactive visualisations for military anthropologists and an FP7 project (CASAM) developing a semi-autonomous video annotation system for journalists (involving multiple commercial and academic partners across Europe). He has also collaborated with national/international Universities, cultural organisations, SMEs, and charities in writing grant applications for EPSRC, AHRC, NESTA, Heritage Lottery Fund, and TSB / Innovate UK.

Chris currently teaches on the Digital Culture module at both BA and MA level.