My PhD research explores how assistive technologies can facilitate nature-based experiences for visually impaired people (VIPs). I'm investigating how VIPs currently use technology when outdoors, their needs in outdoor nature and open spaces, and barriers experienced due to inaccessibility of the environment or of technology. I'm also interested in the efficacy of current orientation and mobility training practices in open space exploration for VIPs. Having an understanding of VIP's attitudes towards technology and outdoor mobility and exploration, I aim to investigate how technology can motivate VIPs to engage with outdoor nature.
Prior to joining UCLIC as a PhD student, I completed MSc Human-Computer Interaction at UCLIC in 2017. My dissertation looked at the accessibility and accuracy of current GPS-based navigation technologies (mobile apps and standalone assistive navigation tech for VIPs) when navigating the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Previously I've worked as a Business Analyst and Digital Project Manager for Springer-Nature (previously Nature Publishing Group).
|FM Li, L Zhang, Maryam Bandukda, A Stangl, K Shinohara, L Findlater, P Carrington||Understanding Visual Arts Experiences of Blind People||2023||CHI '23: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)|
|Maryam Bandukda, Giulia Barbareschi, Aneesha Singh, D Jain, M Das, T Motahar, J Wiese, L Cockburn, A Prakash, D Frohlich||A Workshop on Disability Inclusive Remote Co-Design||2022||ASSETS '22, Conference paper (text), Athens, Greece|
|Maryam Bandukda, Catherine Holloway, Aneesha Singh, Giulia Barbareschi, Nadia Berthouze||Opportunities for Supporting Self-efficacy through Orientation & Mobility Training Technologies for Blind and Partially Sighted People||2021||ASSETS '21: The 23rd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Conference paper (text)|
|Maryam Bandukda, Aneesha Singh, Catherine Holloway, Nadia Berthouze, E Brulé, A Tajadura-Jiménez, O Metatla, Ana Javornik, A Thieme||Rethinking the Senses: A Workshop on Multisensory Embodied Experiences and Disability Interactions||2021||2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)|
|Maryam Bandukda, Catherine Holloway||Audio AR to support nature connectedness in people with visual disabilities||2020||UbiComp/ISWC '20: 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Conference paper (text)|
|Maryam Bandukda, Catherine Holloway, Aneesha Singh, Nadia Berthouze||PLACES: A Framework for Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People in Outdoor Leisure Activities||2020||The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Conference paper (text), Virtual Event Greece|
|Fineberga A End, M Savageb, V Austinc, S Boitend, J Droopd, M Allen, P Heydte, D Sondergaard, G Mitra||ATscale – Establishing a Cross-Sector Partnership to Increase Access to Assistive Technology||2019||Global Report on effective access to Assistive Technology, Geneva, Switzerland, Conference paper (text), Geneva, Switzerland|
|Maryam Bandukda, Aneesha Singh, Nadia Berthouze, Catherine Holloway||Understanding Experiences of Blind Individuals in Outdoor Nature||2019||ACM CHI'19, Conference paper (text), Glasgow, Scotland|
|Maryam Bandukda, Z Nasir||Efficacy of distributed pair programming||2010||2010 International Conference on Information and Emerging Technologies, ICIET 2010, Conference paper (text)|
|Maryam Bandukda||Technology-mediated engagement of people with visual impairments with nature||1900||The 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Conference abstract/presentation slides|